That should not be a problem, as the hernia is not the focus of attention in the treatment plan, the whole persone is being treated. There are many areas in the body related to the cervical area that can be treated to have an effect on the mechanics of the neck region with the only purpose to unload and reduce the inflammation of the cervical region.
I am nobody to tell you what you should do, do whatever suits you, but if you want to know if the treatment can have any negative effect on your actual state of health, I would dare to say an absolute “no”, totally the opposite, the body can be treated for the symptom you present with, at the same time keeping in mind that we want to activate the metabolism and help the body do its physiologic functions more effectively.
The treatment itself is pain free. the secundar effects can be among others: pain, fatigue, irritability… When you adjust the body mechanisms, we are handing new information that the body must arrange for its own benefit. The body takes about 48 hours to readjust itself after the treatment. with the treatment body mechanics realizes itself, the relative position of muscle insertions is modified. Muscle fibers will be used more effectively, these are some of the reasons why the treatment can bring up some pain.
Apart from the quick relief medicines that are available today which I am not keen on, you have many ways to deal with pain, there is an example in the “blog”.
¿Would you let your 4 year old grand son give you one of those great loving hugs? The pressure your body would receive from it is much grater than an osteopathic treatment. the treatment moldes itself according the patient needs, and always given the patients safety. Osteoporosis itself is not a direct cause of pain, it can in advanced states be symptomatic and generally related to fractures due to falls.
You can have osteoarthritis and not suffer from pain if the body mechanics are working efficiently. This is the goal of an osteopathic treatment in cases of osteoarthritis.
When dealing with degenerative proceses the intention is not to regenerate cartilage in any active way. Osteoarthritis can come along with pain but it is not always the case. Pain is cause by inflammation, locally deposited toxins, poor drainage and muscle trains. We can deal with all these issues, pain will very likely improve, although you will still have osteoarthritis.
It is very important to do a nutritional review to make sure there is not a high index of toxins or factors in the diet that can increase the inflammatory process.
The answer is very similar to the hernia one. There is not one and only way to treat a person with a symptom. there are thousands possibilities. You just need to listen to the body, Be at its service to give it what is needed and so it can continue doing its self-regulation work. There are many techniques of great subtlety need no external force.
The growing embryo is listening to messages from the environment that tells the shape it must have according to its location. The system in charge to deliver the information that guides the embryo in growth and development endows a supreme intelligence. This same system remains active in the adult and is in charge of healing and repair functions.
The treatment focuses neither on the symptom nor the patient, but on helping the innate system so it can keep doing its fantastic work. This System has one and only moto: take care of you, it does it 24h a day, and when it stops doing it, disease appears. Here is where us, osteopaths, do our thing. There is no age limit neither for being too young nor for being too old, as the treatment does not need an age to be effective.
Most people come visit because of pain, but there is a small percentage of curious who come to know what is it we do, and how it works. It is not necessary to have pain for a treatment to bring benefits. It’s like walking, there is no need to have a reason to do it, it makes your body feel good, why not do it regularly?
I find the maintenance approach very interesting, if you keep reminding the body how it feels good by giving small doses of balance, it does not have so many relapses. and when your system fails, no matter the reason, they are less intense and frequency than if no maintenance is used on the approach.
This approach allows the body to have a better reaction capacity to react to life adversities and to have the metabolic reserves available to them in a more effective way.
Many signs indicate the body is functioning below its possibilities or in an altered way: tiredness, poor sleeping, digestive disorders, irritability, usually pain is the last in the queue, and the one we are aware of faster because it is paralyzing in nature.
I am afraid I can not give an answer for everybody, it all depends on what you think it can help you with.
You can use it as a quick pain relief tool sporadically and Solely when you have pain. Like when you take an aspirin for a head ache. And it works!
You can use osteopathy as a prevention, get a treatment every so often independently of having pain, depends on how you feel. If you are tired, stressed out, your digestive system is messing around … the frequency will vary depending on the balance between stressors (internal and external) and things you do to decrease stress.
Osteopathy should not be seen as the cure for everything, it is a support for the body that sometimes may seem miraculous (if the body was significantly altered), and others only give a silent support because the system already works properly.