Osteopathy is an alternative treatment method, and is used by physicians, physical therapists and naturopaths. The foundation was invented by Andrew Taylor Still.
The basic premise is that the body is a functional unit and has the ability to self-regulate. Since it is assumed that a disturbance of one part has an influence on another part, the arteries, the nervous system and lymphatic system play an essential role in osteopathy.
Osteopaths have very sensitive senses, and examine the body for functional disturbances with their hands.
Like some other alternative treatment methods, osteopathy has the goal to activate the body’s ability to heal itself. This will be achieved by eliminating dysfunctions: the muscles, bones, blood and lymph vessels are brought into balance.
There are many different osteopathic techniques, for example cranio sacral therapy, which uses various techniques on the sacrum and skull, or fascial release techniques, visceral techniques and many more.
Most of the techniques are gentle and therefore eligible for lots of different disorders.
Babies and infants are often treated, but also of adults’ health can be affected in a positive way:
For example, headaches, vertigo, tinnitus, back pain, mandibular pain, intestinal problems, irritable bowel syndrome and many more can be treated.
For our problem it is important to find an osteopath with good anatomical knowledge and experience with instabilities of the upper cervical spine.