- Andreina Linares DOMP
Osteopathy approach for Chronic Pain
When we talk about chronic pain we mean a pain that lasts more than 3 months. Usually we take some medicine to deal with it, but there are another ways to decrease this pain.
According with The Canadian Pain Society one of five Canadians adults suffer from chronic pain, severe enough that may limit a person movements which can reduce flexibility and strength which often can affect your daily activities and relationships.
Osteopathy is a discipline that sees the body as a whole and consider that all the systems of your body are related to each other and work together in balance, when this balance is interrupted a dysfunction is created and pain arise.
The Osteopathy practitioner will use some Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques such as joint mobilization, muscle energy, visceral manipulation and craneosacral techniques among others in order to realign all the structures of the body with the purpose of making the systems work together in harmony which will promote and enhance the body’s ability to heal itself.
Osteopathy Manual Practitioners believe that this Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques bring many benefits such as:
Decrease and relief pain
Decrease stress of tension
Increase circulation of body fluids
Increase range of motion
Promote general wellness
All of this will bring as a consequence a considerable increase in quality of life. This makes the Osteopathy an excellent non-pharmacologic treatment option for chronic pain.