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Osteopathy and chiropractor

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TransvisionTramp Wed 11-May-16 17:56:02

Hi there
Does anyone have any experience of these?
I'm suffering a bit with my back. Nothing serious, just sitting at a desk all day (am going to buy a stand up desk soon), crap posture, having children and carrying DD2 occasionally (she's almost 4 so not very often).

What's best or is there no difference? confused
thanks in advance.

TK1930 Wed 11-May-16 18:03:58

Hi! I've been to both and I personally find the osteo much more gentle in their technique. The chiropractor did a lot more cracking!

Sunbeam18 Wed 11-May-16 18:04:35

Chiros deal with bones, osteopaths with soft tissue/muscles. So it depends if your problem is a soft tissue or a skeletal one. What is your sense of it?

TransvisionTramp Thu 12-May-16 10:38:40

Thanks for replying, sorry for my radio silence - my evening was taken up by two DDs being awake in tandem until it was my bedtime.

I think it's more muscular. Aching back from bad posture, sitting down at a desk all day, stiff as a board when waking up.

So all that adds up to Osteopath to me.

Sunbeam18 Thu 12-May-16 14:50:03

Worth a try! Hope you get some relief

TransvisionTramp Thu 12-May-16 16:27:32

Thank you.
Annoyingly there's a Chiropractor in the small(ish) village where I live but I'll have to travel to a nearby town for an Osteopath. Hence my post.

pleasethankyouthankyouplease Thu 12-May-16 16:28:26

Osteo definitely !!

nmg85 Thu 12-May-16 17:05:18

Osteo is great, also do crack back etc.

MissTriggs Fri 13-May-16 20:46:17

Good osteopaths are fab

TransvisionTramp Fri 13-May-16 22:58:10

That's settled then. Oesteopath it is.
Just need to find the time!
Thanks everyone. Really appreciate your help

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