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By Fontaine Center
August 21, 2020
Category: Osteopathy
Tags: Osteopathy   Sleep  
Osteopathy and SleepSleep problems are no joke. If you’re dealing with weeks of tossing and turning you could, like millions of Americans, be dealing with insomnia. So what is the best way to treat it? You could try and take sleep medications, but they aren’t designed to be taken every night and there is a high risk for dependency. Maybe you’ve tried fixing some of your sleep hygiene habits and are now powering down electronics and avoiding bright lights after sundown, but still, your sleep is just out of whack. Enter, osteopathy.

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy provides whole-body treatment and care for those patients experiencing a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints. An osteopath is trained to provide therapeutic and hands-on care that pinpoints and treats the root cause of your pain rather than just treating or “masking” your pain through medication. Osteopathic manipulative medicine uses manual therapy and other non-invasive techniques to improve mobility and functionality throughout the entire body while also reducing pain, stiffness, and discomfort.

What does this have to do with sleep?

There are many reasons why someone may not be able to get quality sleep. Everything from stress and anxiety to poor posture and exposure to blue lights can cause chronically poor sleep.

Stress and anxiety are common causes of sleep disturbances, and both can cause dysfunction within the central nervous system, which can mix-up signals in the body that help you sleep.

Misalignments within the vertebrae of the spine also can affect sleep. If you are dealing with chronic insomnia, regular osteopathic manipulative medicine can help to readjust and realign the spine and other areas of the body to improve sleep quality.

An osteopath will perform a thorough examination, asking you various questions about your health, lifestyle, habits, profession, and more. All of these are factors that can greatly impact your sleep. Our goal is to pinpoint the causes of your sleep issues and to provide non-invasive, non-surgical, and drug-free methods to fix these issues. Craniosacral techniques as well as soft tissue massage and visceral manipulation are particularly useful for treating insomnia and sleep disorders.

Are you curious about osteopathy and how it can improve your quality of sleep? If so, schedule an appointment with your osteopath to find out the different techniques and treatments we can offer to help you finally catch those ZZZs.
By Fontaine Center
December 14, 2018
Category: Osteopathy
Tags: Sleep  

If you are like many Americans, then you don’t get enough sleep or the sleep you do get isn’t providing the restorative and rejuvenating rest you need to feelSleep energized and ready to tackle the day. You may be wondering whether you are dealing with a sleep disorder or whether the bad habits you have may be playing into your nightly rest.

Getting quality sleep is necessary not just for your physical health but your mental wellbeing. Poor sleep can really take a toll on you and can even increase your chances of developing certain chronic health issues such as diabetes or heart disease. Of course, if you want to get to the bottom of your sleep issues without the use of medication then you may want to talk to an osteopath.

Some people are a bundle of nervous energy, which can cause an over-stimulated nervous system. Through osteopathic treatments and techniques we can help to reduce tension and provide your body with the relaxation and relief it needs from its constantly overactive state. In fact, there are some health issues or even problems within certain systems of the body that may have you waking up in the middle of the night. By providing this complementary therapy, we can improve how the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems function to promote better and more restorative sleep.

If you find that you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep because of chronic pain then an osteopath may also be the answer you’ve been looking for. Millions of Americans deal with some chronic form of pain. If you are dealing with migraines, back pain, arthritis or spinal misalignments then you may find it difficult to get comfortable. Osteopathic manipulative treatment could be the answer you’ve been looking for to reduce or even eliminate your pain.

If you toss and turn all night in pain then an osteopath can help provide manual therapy to improve how the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints of the body function to promote faster healing, reduce pain and inflammation and make sleeping a bit easier. Not getting enough sleep can increase pain and make it difficult for your body to heal. Through osteopathic treatments, we can provide a non-medical alternative for treating your symptoms to get you on a better sleep schedule.

If you battle insomnia or other sleep problems, then it’s time you sat down and talked with an osteopath to find out how we can help you finally get the quality sleep you deserve.