There is much debate about what conditions can be effectively treated using osteopathy. This is due to the complexities involved in demonstrating scientific evidence through Randomised Controlled Trials. The UK evidence report provides a good summary of the evidence base for a range of conditions and can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2841070/?report=abstract. This paper should not be taken as a definitive list of what can or cannot be treated.
Some common conditions are listed in the following pages to assist patients in understanding what could be causing their symptoms. These conditions cover head and neck pain, back pain and low back pain, pelvic pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, foot pain, shoulder pain, elbow and arm pain, wrist pain, hand pain as well as more general upper and lower limb pain.
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