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Hot or cold?

Ice packs are used to reduce swelling and inflammation in a local area; reducing pain by reducing the pressure of this swelling. If you are in a lot of pain try an icepack first – a bag of frozen [...]

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Will I need an x-ray?

It is unlikely. Osteopaths do not recommend routine use of x-rays, as in most cases the treatment would be the same whether you had an x-ray or not and therefore the exposure to x-rays would be [...]

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Do I have to be in pain to have a treatment?

Prevention is better than cure and for that reason some people prefer to attend for ‘maintenance’ treatments every few months to help maintain biomechanical balance. (Although regular exercise is [...]

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Is osteopathy suitable for people with osteoporosis?

Yes. Treatment can be very gentle which makes it suitable for people with various conditions and all ages.

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How many treatments will I need?

Your treatment plan will depend on different factors. After the first consultation the osteopath will have made an assessment and will be able to give you an idea of this. Usually, the longer you [...]

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What’s the clicking noise during manipulation?

With manipulation to a joint, including those of the spine, there is often an accompanying ‘click’. This is actually due to a bubble of gas appearing within the joint for a fraction of a second [...]

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Will my treatment hurt?

Treatment doesn’t generally hurt although you may experience short periods of discomfort. Many people quite enjoy the treatment and also the feeling of released tension. Some people experience [...]