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Anyone here do it? Is it a total crock?
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osteopathy is quite good though.
not recognised by the majority of independent scientists.'
Smells crocky to me.
i was hoping at least one person here had it done and everyone else could shout them down about their life choices
The elements that work are basic physiotherapy.
In the past year or two several evidence reviews have been published that also cast doubt on Osteopathy too, finding that the elements of it that work are the skeletal side of physio, and even then it's only really effective for lower back pain. Not as pernicious as Chiropratic theory, where it's argued that non muscular and non-skeletal ailments can be cured by manipulating the spine, but if you have a problem, a physiotherapist is your best bet.
I think most considered opinion was that Osteopathy and Osteopaths had some benefit and were trained and regulated appropriately. It's only been in the past year or two that Cochrane reviews have been undertaken and found that it isn't any more effective than the areas of physiotherapy it duplicates.
The osteo I saw seemed to do nothing more really than physio, apart from that jerking manipulation that feels great but apparently isn't all that good for you. I've never massively felt like he was much better than a chiroshark, but was told by my doctor that osteopaths were generally good. I still say a gel pack in the freezer is the best possible thing you can do if you're worried about neck/backaches.
I dislocated my pelvis when I was young and had a trapped nerve which kept twitching all the time and was very painful, it fixed that. I also went for back and neck strains, the last time was about 8 years ago.
It's always worked for me - I'm not certain it's any better than what I'd have got having osteopathy or physiotherapy or whatever though, as I've not had them.
I'm not massively attached to its philosophy or anything. I know it's alternative medicine, but it's not like homeopathy or whatever - they physically shove stuff back into place. Is it more that it's risky? They do give you a warning you might have a stroke beforehand...
The last guy I went to was odd, he kept telling me about the intricacies of his divorce while shoving my neck. I didn't care for that.
Chiropractors claim that they can cure other ailments and conditions when there's no evidence for it, encouraging people to not seek proper medical advice.
what, like cancers and stuff? That's bad. I've only ever gone to them for injuries and it's worked, I didn't realise they claimed other things.
where they sued Simon Singh when he called their claims 'bogus'.
Those claims being that Chiropractic medicine could be used to treat colic ear infections and childhood asthma.
his game was very consistent