curatrix wrote:Hi, I see an osteo at my doctors on nhs but he just gets me to lay down and pushes my back into place which is extremely painful and thats it. He does not manipulate it or massage or anything. I assume its because its being done on nhs so rushed. The appointments are far apart as well due to nhs I guess. not like every week but like once or month or less. Its good to have this service but wonder if its not enough really. I guess if I was paying for it I would get longer and more treatment.SO sorry for your suffering! I have had treatment for other issues (hip pain, neck and shoulder pain) at the British School of Osteopathy on Southwark Bridge Road, and can recommend you might contact them. The fees are very reasonable; assessment and treatment done by students supervised by a tutor. It is all very professional, and the practitioners take care to really listen to the patient. In my case a few treatments resolved the issues, and I was reassured by the underlying principle of identifying and correcting the root of the pain rather than just treating the symptoms. Last time I was there I think I saw fliers for a chronic pain management course, so perhaps this could be helpful? Good luck!
(oh, and no connection other than being a satisfied repeat patient)
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