Posture related pain is one of the most common comnplaints I see. Particularly prevelant in office workers or those who are deskbound.
This pain is often described as a very low grade dull ache particularly at the end of the day, however it often increases, building insidiously to the point where the pain can become severe.
Poor posture at the neck and shoulders can cause:
Nerve irritaion (such as pins and needles, numbness or tingling down arm and in fingers)
POSTURE RELATED PAIN
AT TARA NORTHEY OSTEOPATHY & PILATES
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HOW CAN OSTEOPATHY HELP WITH POSTURE RELATED PAIN?
Osteopaths look at the whole body; carefully analyzing where the postural dysfunction is coming from.
Ie: Which muscles are too tight or too weak, which joints may or may not be moving well, what patterns you may have picked up in your daily lifestyle that might be contributing to the dysfunction.
This assessment addresses the cause of the pain. Your osteopath will then treat these dysfunctional areas through manual hands-on treatment; such as stretching, movement of joints, manipulation, and exercise prescription.