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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can Osteopaths help with Degenerative Disc Disease?

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    33 years @ the coalface of clinical practice.Phenomenological bent.Specializing in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal pain, restriction and disability. View Profile

    Osteopaths cannot (in my opinion) change the anatomical degeneration that comes with this condition. They can (on a good day) change the way the body responds to this condition. This in part is educative (learning to identify and adapt to compressive sydromes that come witn this condition) as well as using manual techniques to relieve the pressure on nerves and associated muscle changes that give rise to pain and disability.

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    Dianne Zebic

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    Dianne Zebic has retired as of 31/01/2015 View Profile

    From my personal experience dealing with Chronic Pain, I have found that Osteopathy treatment that I had many years ago really helped in reducing my pain levels. However I would advise people would need to have a chat with their GP doctor and to see what treatment is best suited for their condition.

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    Spring is an osteopathic clinic and we treat people through all stages of life including children, teenagers with study strains, athletes, new mums, tradesmen, desk ... View Profile

    Osteopathy can definitely help in the management of degenerative disk disease. As we get older our intervertebral discs lose fluid and degenerate, causing pain.

    Obviously, we are unable to reverse this natural part of ageing but we can help improve a patients quality of life by reducing their pain caused by disc degeneration. Through various techniques such as, soft tissue therapy, articulation and muscle-energy technique we can help reduce the pressure from spinal nerves and help the body better compensate for degenerative changes.

    If you would like more information please call me at Spring Osteo Clinic on 9830 7044

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