What causes muscle spasm and how can Osteopathy help?

Muscle spasm is a common and painful condition caused by uncontrolled nerve impulses that prompt muscles to contract aggressively.

This complaint most often occurs when the body detects real or perceived damage in a particular area and aims to protect that region by seizing up and not allowing any movement that could cause additional harm.

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How Osteopathy Can Help Cervicogenic Headaches

All headache sufferers will know how disabling and agonising they can be. From extreme migraines, to pain behind the eyes, they can come in many shapes and sizes and at times be very disabling.

While it’s always recommended to see a doctor for any persistent headache, your trouble could be caused by something called cervicogenic headache, which can be helped by osteopathy. Continue reading

How Osteopathy Can Help Arthritis Sufferers

Anyone that suffers from arthritis will know how painful the condition can be, and will often do whatever they can to help alleviate symptoms. It’s a widespread problem that affects around 10 million adults and children across the UK.

At Solihull Osteopathic Practice, we see a number of sufferers that come to us to help alleviate their arthritic symptoms, such as joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Hip and knee joins are most commonly affected body parts, but spines, hands, wrists and feet are also frequent trouble spots we come across. Continue reading

Osteopathy for Sports – Injury Prevention

The old saying “prevention is better than the cure” certainly rings true when it comes to injury – when injury can be prevented, there’s no need for a cure. In sport, injury prevention is a high priority as in many cases, injury prevents athletes from competing, or at least reduces athletic ability to an extent. Whilst many injuries can be treated, whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or enjoy social sports with friends, it’s important to do what you can to prevent injury. Continue reading

Can Osteopathy Help To Reduce Symptoms of Stress?

Being stressed, overworked or overtired are common experiences for people of today’s fast-paced world. You may find that when you are stressed, the symptoms manifest themselves physically and you begin to suffer from tightness and pain in the neck, shoulders and/or upper back. We know that stress can play a major role in causing discomfort and fatigue in our muscles and body, but many of us don’t know why it causes pain and don’t seek relief when in fact they could. Continue reading