With back pain, some rush to the local polyclinic to see a therapist, others prefer a private neurologist, and some confidently go to an osteopath. What does the doctor of this specialty treat, and how effective is his help for back pain? Despite the fact that many people know about the existence of osteopathy, still not everyone fully understands what it is, and is often confused with manual therapy.
Osteopathy came to European countries in 1927, to Russia in 1994, when the first osteopathic school opened in St. Petersburg. This is not magic, quackery, or deception. The unique direction of clinical medicine is based on the anatomical and functional unity of the body. It is designed to help patients with somatic dysfunctions at all stages – diagnosis, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation.
Almost the entire human body is subject to osteopathy, including the internal organs and structures of the skull. Unique osteopathic techniques are constantly being improved, they are complemented by innovative diagnostic and treatment methods. It is a dynamic modern preventive medicine system.
Unlike other manual methods (massage, bone setting, manual therapy), osteopathy affects the body in a complex way, perceiving it as a whole. Any ailment has a functional and organic component. The first is due only to a disorder in the function of the organ, a violation of its structure is not observed. Organic – on the contrary, it is associated precisely with damage to the structure. The effectiveness of osteopathic treatment is in direct proportion to the ratio of organic and functional disorders.
Some are seriously convinced that an osteopathic doctor is able to get rid of any misfortune. To think so naively, however, in cases of movement disorders, pain in the lower back, back or neck, the help of such a specialist is truly invaluable. With the help of manual influence, the doctor skillfully corrects violations of the anatomical relationships between different parts of the body, applying pressure on certain parts of the body, tension and stretching of tissues, acupuncture. But, in comparison with power massage and some other techniques, the osteopathic effect is absolutely painless.
An osteopath is a doctor with a higher education. Most often, he receives the specialty of a neurologist, but may be another specialist. However, any physician must undergo professional retraining to assist as an osteopath. Osteopathy can rightfully be called an art, and the experience gained is invaluable. However, it is important to get an appointment with a qualified specialist, and not a self-taught person.
Who can be seriously helped by an osteopathic doctor? In childhood, diseases such as flat feet, torticollis, encephalopathy, and hydrocephalic syndrome respond well to treatment. The younger the child, the more successful the correction is. The list of diseases of adult patients for which osteopathic techniques are effective is more extensive. These are ostechondrochids and scoliosis, herniated discs and arthritis, intercostal neuralgia and other neurological ailments. A good result can be expected in the treatment of migraines and headaches of various origins.
Even in ancient times, healers believed that all ailments were associated with the spine. This statement is successfully confirmed by osteopathy. Often, acting on the spinal column, it is possible to get rid of seemingly unrelated diseases, such as bronchial asthma, impotence, bronchitis, cholecystitis, prostatitis. But the most important thing is that unique osteopathic techniques are not capable of causing harm, but if the problem is within the competence of an osteopath, it is almost certain to help.
Osteopathic doctor Sergei Eleutheriadis.
Address: Aphroditis 11 Paleo Faliro.
Mob: 6979318267 viber.