Treatment for Osteopathy

Easing Symptoms of Back Pain

Why not ease the symptoms of back pain through osteopathy treatment and is available at my clinic at Cenacle Treatment Centre.

If you suffer from back pain you are not alone. It is claimed that 4 out of 5 people get back pain at some stage of their lives. Osteopaths are in demand because they are well known as back specialists and many people say that orthodox medicine has little to offer back pain sufferers apart from medication and, in severe cases, surgery.
So, if you are seeking help for your back problem, let me tell you what I can offer should you decide to consult me.

I have treated thousands of people with back pain over the course of twenty-plus years. I have seen lots of backs and have gained valuable experience in treating back problems. I hope that you will benefit from that experience.

I enjoy listening to people and am keen that patients tell me as much as they can about their back problem so that I can understand their condition.

I will examine your back thoroughly to try to locate the root of the problem and to assess the state of the muscles and spinal joints. I will also assess your posture and general mobility. I will see if there are any signs of arthritis or inflammation.
I will ask about your medical history and be alert for any signs of an underlying medical condition which may be causing or aggravating the back pain.

How many treatments are needed?

This depends how set in it is. Mrs H. had suffered with constant headaches for a year. She improved after 4 treatments but continued to have monthly treatments for a while until she was sure they were gone. Others take longer like Mr A. Who had been having migraine attacks 2 or 3 times a month for seven years. He was a lot better after having 6 treatments over a period of four months but came back every now and then if symptoms flared up.

For some people who have had migraine for much of their life since childhood or teenage years, the more realistic goal is to help alleviate the symptoms and lessen the attacks rather than expect a total cure in the short term. I have several patients of this type, some whom have suffered from migraine for forty-plus years, and who have monthly maintenance treatments.

 

A great start to 2017

Osteopathy in Stockport

I have been inundated with work thorough out 2016, hopefully 2017 will be as fruitful. Unfortunately I have not been paying much focus to my blog but I will be putting up the occasional port here and there, thank you for reading.

If you are thinking of seeing me for Osteopathic treatment then I am still based at the Cenacle Treatment Centre and available for bookings throughout 2017

Awards

Awards

 Best in Complementary Medicine award winner 2008

Clifford Lomas, from Great Moor, was awarded the ‘Best in Complementary Medicine’ title at the ‘Migraine Heroes Healthcare Awards’, held in London on Monday 8 th September by national charity, Migraine Action.

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Migraine Action asked people affected by migraine – estimated at 8 million people in the UK – to nominate their migraine heroes as part of its celebrations for Migraine Awareness Week (7 th -13 th September). Clifford was nominated by Philippa Bonorino, from Romiley, whose migraines stopped when she began treatment last November.

Philippa had been affected by migraines since she was a child, and these continued throughout adulthood. Philippa gave up traditional treatment which had offered little relief from her migraines, but was amazed at the results of her treatment by Clifford, and that this was done without the need for drugs.

Clifford, who has private practices in Glossop and Stockport, graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (now the British College of Osteopathic Medicine) in 1986. He has since developed a specialist interest in treating headache and migraine after seeing the beneficial effect osteopathic treatment had on many of these patients.

Clifford, who was presented with a trophy and educational bursary by Alan Dickinson, Chairman at Migraine Action, says: “Many people who have never experienced a migraine have no idea how debilitating the condition can be. The impact can be immense, and it therefore gives me great pleasure to see the difference that my treatment can offer those affected. I was thrilled to be nominated for the award, but it was a big surprise to actually win. I am keener than ever to continue my research and work in this area.”

Spinal alignment treatment

Spinal alignment treatment

Treatment for back pain can be solved with a simple adjustment by an Osteopath or chiropractic therapist.

How can osteopathy help me?

Clifford offers help in a wide range of conditions which affect the muscles, joints and bones:

Back pain e.g. acute low back or mid back pain due to a strain or injury, longer term or recurring back problems, postural strains, chronically stiff back.
Neck and shoulder pain and stiffness.
Headaches and migraines. Clifford has a specialist interest in these conditions, many are related to a neck problem for which osteopathy is very useful.
Trapped nerves e.g. in the low back causing sciatica in the leg, or in the neck causing pain and tingling in the arm.
Arthritic aches and pains. These can affect the back, neck or the peripheral joints.
Osteopathic treatment can be useful in helping to reduce stiffness and lessen the discomfort. Self help advice is also given.
Joint sprains and strains e.g. feet, ankles, knees, hand, wrist.

Treatment for Back pain with Cliff Lomass (Osteopath)

If you suffer from back pain you are not alone. It is claimed that 4 out of 5 people get back pain at some stage of their lives. Osteopaths are in demand because they are well known as back specialists and many people say that orthodox medicine has little to offer back pain sufferers apart from medication and, in severe cases, surgery.
So, if you are seeking help for your back problem, let me tell you what I can offer should you decide to consult me.

I have treated thousands of people with back pain over the course of twenty-plus years. I have seen lots of backs and have gained valuable experience in treating back problems. I hope that you will benefit from that experience.

I enjoy listening to people and am keen that patients tell me as much as they can about their back problem so that I can understand their condition.

I will examine your back thoroughly to try to locate the root of the problem and to assess the state of the muscles and spinal joints. I will also assess your posture and general mobility. I will see if there are any signs of arthritis or inflammation.
I will ask about your medical history and be alert for any signs of an underlying medical condition which may be causing or aggravating the back pain.

I will be interested in your lifestyle and exercise habits again to assess if anything there is contributing to the back problem.

I will give you my opinion as to what is causing your back problem and try to give you an assessment of how many treatments would be needed to help you. Some problems are chronic long-term problems and the more realistic goal in these cases is to try to manage the problem and minimize the pain. Self-help advice will be given in these cases.

What is Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a form of physical medicine. Osteopaths in their 4-5 years training study human anatomy, physiology and pathology in a lot of detail and graduate with a thorough knowledge of the human body and medical conditions particularly musculo-skeletal conditions. They are also trained in manual therapeutic techniques and the diagnosis of musculo-skeletal conditions.

One of the primary skills of an osteopath is the art of palpation in which by finger tip pressure on a patient’s back for instance they can identify tight muscles, twisted joints or bones, inflammation, etc. This, coupled with orthopaedic tests and postural examination enable a diagnosis to be made.

Sometimes X ray or scan results are considered also in diagnosis. Manual treatment is given with the aim of helping to restore the muscles, joints and bones to normal. A lot of soft tissue massage techniques are used plus stretches, mobilization and joint manipulations. After an initial consultation and examination the osteopath will discuss with the patient the diagnosis and the recommended course of treatment which may for instance be a couple of treatments for a simple back problem or a longer course of treatment for a more complex problem. In addition patients are usually given self help advice eg exercises or postural advice.
How can osteopathy help me?

Clifford offers help in a wide range of conditions which affect the muscles, joints and bones:

  • Back pain e.g. acute low back or mid back pain due to a strain or injury, longer term or recurring back problems, postural strains, chronically stiff back.
  • Neck and shoulder pain and stiffness.
  • Headaches and migraines. Clifford has a specialist interest in these conditions, many are related to a neck problem for which osteopathy is very useful.
  • Trapped nerves e.g. in the low back causing sciatica in the leg, or in the neck causing pain and tingling in the arm.
  • Arthritic aches and pains. These can affect the back, neck or the peripheral joints. Osteopathic treatment can be useful in helping to reduce stiffness and lessen the discomfort. Self help advice is also given.
  • Joint sprains and strains e.g. feet, ankles, knees, hand, wrist.

Osteopathy in Stockport