All these conditions have shown high or moderate scientific supporting evidence for manual therapy intervention.
There are a large number of other conditions about which evidence is still inconclusive but investigation is still continuing.
These include brachial neuritis (pain radiating down the arm), mid back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome (in the wrist).
They also include sciatica (pain travelling down the leg), ankle sprains and Morton’s neuroma.
More information on exciting developments in osteopathic research can be found on the GOsC public website
Further comments on the review from which this evidence was taken, (drawn up by the General Osteopathic Council), have been provided by Professor Scott Haldeman and Professor Martin Underwood which are available at http://chiromt.com/content/pdf/1746-1340-18-4.pdf
N.B: This list is not comprehensive: please ask the receptionists whether your condition is suitable for treatment. They will be happy to answer any queries you may have, and will ask one of the osteopaths to speak to you about your condition if needed.
Manipulation has been recommended by The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) for the treatment of low back pain. Osteopathy is used to treat many problems related to the musculoskeletal system.