An osteopath is a health professional who uses manual manipulation and other treatments to maintain the health of their patients. Osteopathy is a form of alternative medicine that is used to treat a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, and arthritis.
Osteopathy can be used to treat pregnant women as well.
Some common conditions that osteopaths treat in pregnant women include:
- high blood pressure
- back pain and pelvic pain
- digestive problems or constipation
Osteopaths can also treat common conditions experienced as a result of pregnancy such as sciatica (pain down the leg from the lower back) and carpal tunnel syndrome (pain and numbness in the hands and wrists).
Osteopaths treat many different conditions throughout their careers, including acute injuries such as sprains, strains and broken bones. Osteopaths also treat chronic conditions such as arthritis and migraine headaches. Additionally, osteopaths can help with digestive issues, sinus congestion and pain in the neck and back.
Osteopathy is a safe and effective way to treat many common health problems. Many pregnant women find relief from their pregnancy-related symptoms after visiting an osteopath. If you are experiencing any discomfort or pain during your pregnancy, speak to your doctor about seeing an osteopath. Contact Seaview Health Group near Brighton as our osteopaths may be able to help.