4 Ways Osteopathy Can Help Chronic Muscular Problems
Do you suffer from chronic or longstanding muscular problems?
Are you wondering whether Osteopathy can help chronic muscular problems?
If the answer is yes, then you are in the right place!
Today I will talk about the four ways or factors I consider as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner when treating chronic muscular problems.
Ready to find out.
Let’s dive in and look at the first factor, physical issues.
1. Physical Issues
When considering physical issues, we look for functional misalignment or injury of the joints and spine.
Both functional misalignments can cause poor functioning of the muscles supporting the joint or vertebrae, which can lead to chronic muscular problems.
By functional misalignment, I mean that the joints or spinal vertebrae are stuck and not moving as they should.
If this is the case, somebody can achieve proper function through gentle manipulation or mobilization of the affected joint or vertebrae.
By injury, I mean damage to the tissues supporting or protecting the joints or vertebrae.
For example, if somebody has a chronic knee issue, there may be damage or tear to the meniscal cartilage in the knee joint.
Meniscal tears usually require an operation called a Menistectomy to resolve the problem.
2. Nutritional Deficiencies
You may be surprised that nutritional deficiencies can lead to chronic muscular problems.
Nutritional deficiencies cause muscular issues by affecting the proper function of muscles.
Each muscle in the body requires particular nutrients to function correctly.
When these nutrients deplete, muscles quickly become tired, leading to pain and discomfort.
For example, suppose the nutrients that support the muscles of the forearms become depleted. In that case, somebody who works at a computer, typing and using a mouse over long periods, will soon develop repetitive strain issues in their wrists.
We can identify nutritional deficiencies by testing blood levels, or I also use Applied Kinesiology muscle testing.
3. Emotional Issues
Emotional issues can also lead to chronic muscular problems by affecting proper muscle function.
Emotional issues can be either current stress or past emotional trauma stored in the muscles.
In my experience, emotional issues are the most common factor driving chronic muscular issues.
Everyday current stress is when people are unhappy in their working environment.
I have had a couple of clients where leaving their current job was necessary to help resolve their chronic muscular problems.
Most people need to find ways to manage their stress better, which may require the help of a Counsellor or Psychotherapist.
Past emotional trauma can be the loss of a loved one, a past complex relationship and often emotional or physical childhood trauma.
We store past emotional trauma in the muscles leading to poor function.
I can help the body release past trauma using acupressure, or Energy Healing is excellent for releasing more deep-seated emotions.
Like physical and nutritional deficiencies and emotional issues, inflammation in the body can affect muscle function and lead to chronic muscular problems.
Common causes of inflammation include food sensitivities, gut bacterial imbalance, toxicity, and viral and bacterial infections.
I use several methods to detect the cause, including muscle and functional gut testing.
Once we identify and treat the trigger, the inflammation usually resolves to allow proper muscle function to return.
Now I would like to hear from you.
Do you have past emotional trauma and suffer from chronic muscular problems?
Do you have poor digestion and suffer from chronic muscular pain?
If you do, please leave a comment below.