Muscle tension, body soreness, headaches. For people with stress disorders, pain like this may be all too familiar.
Pain can be a common symptom – and sometimes a good indicator – of a stress disorder.
Co-occurring chronic pain disease can make functioning even more difficult for someone with a stress disorder.
Many chronic pain disorders are common in people with stress disorders.
There are treatments for stress disorders that also improve chronic pain symptoms.
Osteopathy works on the nervous system with a very gentle treatment to re-balance areas of the nervous system that are out of balance. Often an osteopath will use cranial osteopathy and cranio-sacral therapy and also look at the structure of the body, for example if ribs are out of alignment they can put pressure on the nervous system and this can increase your adrenaline levels which will definitely increase stress.
Equally the diaphragm is of huge importance to how we breathe and this will strongly influence anxiety and our mental state.
Osteopathy also specialise in an area of osteopathy called ‘cranial’ and cranio-sacral therapy, both have excellent results in reducing stress and anxiety and in helping the body’s major systems re-balance.
The osteopathic practitioner will have some different approaches which they can use:
Cranial osteopathy works with the vegetative nervous system, especially the parasympathetic system which then brings calm and healing.
Visceral osteopathy works with the organs and the membranes surrounding them. It is useful to treat digestive issues.
Fascial and musculoskeletal techniques work on the soft tissues of your body and will help to relieve tension, stiffness and pain in the whole body.
Contact me here if you want to learn more or to book a consultation.
Jesus Arribas Barrios, Osteopath/physiotherapist. The Natural Clinic.