An osteopath has got your back – and there’s new research to prove it

A 2022 study has highlighted just how osteopathy can promote better health and thanks to the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), it can lower the risk of chronic pains from spreading.

The study, which was published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, compared patients who were suffering from bad backs. It looked at those who had used OMT and those who hadn’t. And then studied whether these results showed any differences in pain levels and on health-related quality of life (HRQOL).

The results are in

The conclusion? The researchers confirmed: “The study findings reported herein support the claims that osteopathic physicians practice a more holistic approach to medical care.

“This was demonstrated through a lower risk of progression from chronic low back pain to widespread pain, lower widespread pain severity, and lesser deficits in HRQOL in the groups that received osteopathic medical care and that used OMT.”

The study also found that the groups who received osteopathic medical care and who used OMT were both less likely to progress from chronic low back pain to widespread pain over the course of 12 months.

Back pain is a real problem

“This is great news,” osteopath Denise Callaghan says. “Especially because the latest statistics released by The British Pain Society reports that eight million people in the UK suffer from chronic back pain that is moderate-to-severely disabling.

“I work with electrotherapy, acupuncture and manually to relieve pain and restore movement and function into the lower back area. Treatment may include manipulation, passive mobilisation of joints and soft tissue massage.”

“Over the past two years alone, I’ve seen a massive rise in the number of patients suffering from back pain. This has of course been exacerbated with the rise in the number of people forced to work from home with make-shift workstation set-ups and less than ideal postures.”

Helping people better their health – especially when it comes to chronic back pain – is something Denise has been doing for more than 20 years.

An osteopath has your back

As past patient, Trevor Saunders, explains: “Something like twelve years ago I found Denise Callaghan after being advised to try osteopathy for a severe work-related back problem.

“On the first visit to Denise’s clinic she quickly discovered what was wrong and through manipulation and other treatment began to correct the problem.

“Further visits were required and after each one there was significant improvement. Eventually I was able to move about free of pain. Because it was work related the problem has reoccurred a few times over the years. Each time I have visited the clinic and Denise, along with her friendly and capable staff, have put it right. I would highly recommend that if you are in pain then get yourself round to see Denise. What this lady doesn’t know about the structure of the body and how to treat it isn’t worth knowing.”

While Mandeep Sheera says: “It has been an absolute pleasure to have been treated by Denise for my back problem.  She is very understanding, puts you totally at ease during the treatments (a mixture of hands on and using machinery).  I am more than happy to say that for the first time in five weeks, I am pain free.

“I would not hesitate whatsoever in recommending Denise to any prospective patients who are suffering from any ailments in the body – Denise is highly efficient at what she does and I have no complaints.”

If you are suffering with a chronic, mild or severe back pain – get in touch with Denise. Denise will be able to assess your problem and work together with you to find a solution.


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