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Can someone tell me the differance please? Ive been seeing an Osteo for my back and its getting no better :( , in fact worse.

It took me 5 mins this morning just to put feckin socks on :mad:

Any advice is truly welcome

Cheers :)
 

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My sister has been an osteopath for years and taught most of the peeps that qualified from the london school of osteopathy over the last 15 plus years!

Osteopath treats the whole body, bad back may be the result of pelvis, hip, knee problems etc ...

... I can vouch that they do tend to beat you up a bit!!

How long have you been going? You can sometimes feel a tad "beaten" up after a treatment!
 

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61 stu said:
Can someone tell me the differance please? Ive been seeing an Osteo for my back and its getting no better :( , in fact worse.

It took me 5 mins this morning just to put feckin socks on :mad:

Any advice is truly welcome

Cheers :)
I broke my back in 5 places 20 years ago, some days i have trouble putting my socks on, most days im ok. I would sugest using one of them neoprene back supports from a sports shop, keep it on all day, helps give your back a rest, good luck mate
 

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joe kelly at beachside said:
I broke my back in 5 places 20 years ago, some days i have trouble putting my socks on, most days im ok. I would sugest using one of them neoprene back supports from a sports shop, keep it on all day, helps give your back a rest, good luck mate
I have a shrinking disc in my lower back and i use the neoprene support when i need to. I also power lift in the gym so i don't let it stop me. Sometimes though no matter how much physio i have it absolutely kills and i can't move.
 

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Before i saw my chiropractor i saw about 3 osteo/psycho paths.

I would recommend a chiropractor all day long.
 

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chiros are the ones who tend to use more agressive manipulation techniques

there are good and bad in both

but osteopathy is far more holistic and IMHO way better :D
 

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61 stu said:
Can someone tell me the differance please? Ive been seeing an Osteo for my back and its getting no better :( , in fact worse.

It took me 5 mins this morning just to put feckin socks on :mad:

Any advice is truly welcome

Cheers :)
When did you go?

How many times have you been?

Have you contacted them and told them?
 

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chilliman said:
My sister has been an osteopath for years and taught most of the peeps that qualified from the london school of osteopathy over the last 15 plus years!

Osteopath treats the whole body, bad back may be the result of pelvis, hip, knee problems etc ...

... I can vouch that they do tend to beat you up a bit!!

How long have you been going? You can sometimes feel a tad "beaten" up after a treatment!
I'm just ending my second year. If all goes well I start treating in June... with another two years before I qualify. I'm not at the LSO though. But some of our tutours are from there.

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I'm just ending my second year. If all goes well I start treating in June... with another two years before I qualify. I'm not at the LSO though. But some of our tutours are from there.

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Nice one Peelo, yeah a few tutors have switched ... my sis stopped at the LSO a couple of years ago, she's not easily forgotten though!! Good luck with your final exams :coffeecup
 

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peelo said:
When did you go?

How many times have you been?

Have you contacted them and told them?
I've been about 4 or 5 times over the past 5-6 weeks, last time was the week before last and on his reccomendation i've not seen him for 2 weeks.

I've been doing loads of stretching 3-4 times a day plus the exercises he's given me, i'm a gym owner so im pretty well informed regarding stretching etc., however since i started seeing him it has steadily got worse.

My hamstrings are stupidly tight which then makes my glutes mega tight too (yeah i know 'a tight arse' :incheek: ), this in turn has given me the symptoms of Sciatica. If i move slightly wrongly i'll get shooting pains down my legs.

When i go to get up from a chair or out the car etc its painful but then about 10 seconds later it just spasms which litterally takes your breath away for a bit until it subsides.

I hadnt realised how draining it can be to have a back problem. I've now found a Physio who specialises in backs so am going to give him a try, before it becomes a bigger pain in the arse :) .
 

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physios are better at some things than osteo... they learn the rehab. stuff we don't do

if it's just muscular them massage therapy is good too... my osteo sent me onto a massage therapist

patterns of tighness in hamstrings, quads & gastox etc are down to posture...

tight hamstrings will pull your pelvis the wrong way and cause lower back problems

piriformis is often the big problem in sciatic pain... sciatic nerve is a huge nerve (I've seen one in an autopsy and it's like a thick rope)... on some people it runs through piriformis... if pirformis is tight it will crush the sciatic nerve

quadratus lumborum and psoas are also big nasties in back pain... you can do good strtches for both of them... I have to stretch my right QL every day or I get bad back
 

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Nice one Peelo, yeah a few tutors have switched ... my sis stopped at the LSO a couple of years ago, she's not easily forgotten though!! Good luck with your final exams :coffeecup
I think most of them seem to stop teaching when they're practises are going really well. Some genuinly see teaching as a day off.

Exam's aren't finals... but they feel like it... they're the final ones before we can treat... but then we have another two years in the clinic.

I bet your sister would know Greg... he's from LSO and larger than life. Very good tutour... if not a bit scarey :D
 

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well went to the new physio and he says its a slightly prolapsed disc and i need to build my abs up.

He's taped my back to assist in holding the disc in a neutral position whilst i do static ab work.

I have to say that since he's taped it up its made me alter my posture etc and i haven't had nearly as much pain so hopefully theres light at the end of the tunnel :)
 

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well went to the new physio and he says its a slightly prolapsed disc and i need to build my abs up.

He's taped my back to assist in holding the disc in a neutral position whilst i do static ab work.

I have to say that since he's taped it up its made me alter my posture etc and i haven't had nearly as much pain so hopefully theres light at the end of the tunnel :)
cool

yeah taping is good... a lot of osteos do that too

and yeah building up your stomach muscles will always help with you back... I'm always being told that would sort my back (I'm a bit fat :D )
 
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