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Gorleston
Great Yarmouth
NR31 0PE
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  1. It is common to feel stiff and sore following treatment? This can last 48-72 hours. Most people describe their reaction as similar to aching and pain felt after exercising. It is also common to feel tired after treatment. If you have any concerns about your treatment please call us.
  2. What happens after treatment/exercises? We strongly advise you to rest after treatment to allow your body to adjust to the changes and therefore if you can avoid work that is demanding it maybe advisable. You may be given advice as to the use of heat/cold and remedial exercises or stretches. The rate of your healing and recovery will be directly related to how well you comply with this advice between sessions. Please call the clinic if you have any concerns at any time after treatment.
  3. I am in acute pain This usually benefits from using an ice pack on the area for 10 minutes wrapped in a towel on the inflamed area (the muscles natural reaction to injury is inflammation), then leave the tissues for 50 minutes to recover, then repeat the process hourly!
  4. Remember it is your body that does the healing! Many patients need between three and 6 sessions normally at weekly intervals depending on your individual lifestyle, some respond quickly, regardless of age or the length of time that they may have been suffering with their particular problem.
  5. Am I likely to get the same type of pain in the future? Is one we often hear. It is possible that you may, but if this is a concern of yours, please discuss with your osteopath as we will be able to give lots of advice as to how best to avoid it.
  6. Many cases of musculo-skeletal disturbances an osteopath treats involve some degree of degenerative change of one sort or another e.g. osteoarthritis of the hip or spine are two such common problems. Therefore regular attendance on a monthly or two monthly basis patients find that they can manage their conditions better with increased mobility and less medication. For lots of patients that are treated well into old age, it can be of real benefit and relief.
  7. What is the difference between an Osteopath or Chiropractor Quite a difficult question to answer and in some respects it depends on who you talk too. Certainly both the professions as practiced in the UK are very similar. They both use hands to diagnose and treat and they are both trained in ancillary diagnostic techniques such as blood tests and x-rays. Osteopaths only use x rays to confirm a diagnosis in cases of fracture or serious pathology. Chiropractors tend to use x rays to diagnose subluxations or chiropractic lesions. The osteopath is concerned with the global appreciation of the problem which might include the patients lifestyle or emotional state. The chiropractic tends to more associated with pure spinal lesions.
  8. Do you get in touch with my Doctor? Yes we can do! But not automatically, only with your permission will we write to your GP if we need more clinical information or we need to sent you back for further medical tests or treatment.
  9. Further appointments If you have been asked to return for a follow up appointment your Osteopath will have explain the importance of doing so to achieve a particular outcome or goal.
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