The treatment of acute and chronic issues and diseases can be supported and assisted.
Stress management, headaches, sleep disorders, fatigue and susceptibility to infections are just some of the areas where osteopathy can make a positive difference.
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When can osteopathy help?
Osteopaths can support, promote and return a sense of balance to you. I’d like to use the example of jaw problems to explain a little about how osteopathy attempts to rediscover health in your system.
Osteopathy and the jaw – Jaw (temporomandibular) and craniomandibular dysfunctions
There are multiple connections between the teeth, jaws, neck muscles, spine, pelvis and organs as well as the emotions and stress. Taking these into account during a treatment is the key to a successful osteopathic treatment.
Direct collaboration between osteopaths and dentists may be the key to the effective treatment of pain in the chewing muscles and jaw, for example. If these two disciplines can work hand-in-hand and osteopathy and dentistry can be linked up, a successful healing process can often be achieved.
In practice, this means that the osteopath and dentist can look for the reasons for the dysfunction in the stomatognathic system together. The dentist can look for mouth infections, malocclusions of the teeth, ill-fitting dentures, pathological processes in the mandibular joint, etc. The osteopath can examine the entire body including the mandibular joint for misalignments and dysfunctions that may be connected to the pain in the jaw area.
The combination of both forms of treatment can often enable a more efficient, quicker and longer-lasting recovery. In splint therapy, for example, a preceding osteopathic treatment to relax the muscles and regulate the surrounding structures can lead to better results in the “bite taking” (the perfect position of the lower and upper jaw in relation to each other) during the treatment. During the orthodontic treatment using braces, an accompanying osteopathic treatment can alleviate possible tension in the craniomandibular system and speed up the treatment.