Working as an Osteopath for over fifteen years, Alex is an expert in dealing with all types of injuries. Call now for an appointment: 01204361463

Bolton Osteopathic Clinic

Phone 01204 361 463 now for your appointment.

To find health should be the object of the physician. Anyone can find disease. A.T. Still

Bolton Osteopath Alex Green practicing osteopathy in Bolton for more than fifteen years

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Whatever your problem, you will have Bolton Osteopath¬†Alex and associates’ undivided attention for your appointment. Alex and his associates will listen to your problem, explore your symptoms and do their best to give you the most appropriate and effective treatment, tailored specifically to the most important person in the room: you.

Osteopathic treatment is available for you in Manchester (Old Trafford), Cheshire (Sale Moor) and Bolton (town centre) from fully CRB checked, registered Bolton Osteopath Alex Green and his associates. No problem too big, no problem too small.

Alex loves making people feel physically fantastic and cares for sportsmen and women of all abilities. Regular patients include professional footballers from the local FA Premier League & Championship clubs, England team and other international teams including Norway, Nigeria & Australia. The clinic also rehabilitates other elite athletes and artists, cast members of popular international touring dance shows like ‘Lord of the Dance’ receive expert care at the clinic, so you know you are in the best possible hands.

Bolton Osteopath¬†Alex Green has been practicing Osteopathy for over fifteen years and is an expert in dealing with all types of injuries. Alex is experienced in treating people who suffer from joint problems, muscle injuries, nerve pain, spinal pain including neck pain, upper back pain and lower back pain. Alex is a certified practitioner in the treatment of “frozen shoulder” and can also assist you in relieving headaches, sciatica, work and sports related injuries and repetitive strain injuries with excellent results.

Alex and his fellow clinicians have many years experience in working with babies and children. Conditions ranging from feeding problems to sleeping difficulties and many others can be helped. Treatment is sometimes known as ‘cranial osteopathy’.

Now Offering ‘Suspended Treatments’

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GOsC Registration Number: 3/4466/F

BUPA provider number: 30031510 Alex withdrew from BUPA provider status in response to BUPA’s shameful treatment of its providers.

AXA PPP provider number: AG02796

AVIVA (Norwich Union) provider number: 600033491

Approved supplier to the FA Premier League Medical Care Scheme

PRUHEALTH Partner Number: PRU3609840

Associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine: 00691279 Webutation

Will it Hurt?

Posted by on 12:09 in Health, Information, Science | 0 comments


Pain is subjective.

All you need to do is search the internet for ‘responses to painful stimuli‘ and you will find over 265,000 articles relating to different responses and perception to identical painful stimuli.

Which means, when people ask “will it hurt?” it is pretty difficult to answer with any degree of accuracy.

Osteopathy as a therapy, just like any genuine therapeutic intervention, has the potential to do harm if used wrongly. Prescribing the wrong medication, cutting into the wrong area during surgery, giving the wrong exercise are potentially harmful interventions and are essentially no different to an osteopath performing a technique inappropriately.

But that’s not what most people are talking about. Most people when they ask the question “will it hurt?” are talking about the ‘now’, the ‘immediate’.

In some cases, certain techniques are designed to have a degree of pain built in to the intervention. For example: when relaxing a spamming muscle, one technique is to apply pressure to specific pints on the muscle, eliciting pain. This pain should be held within the bearable parameters and normally, as time proceeds, within about 60 to 90 seconds, the nerve sending the pain signal to the brain ends up running out of the chemical that transmits the message and so, the pain subsides. The result is that the muscle relaxes as a reflex response, but my point is that the pain is actually necessary in this instance.

There are a fair few techniques within the osteopath’s toolbag that may cause transient discomfort or pain during the session, but most of them fade very quickly and many of them leave the patient feeling a lot less pain than they were when they started the treatment session.

What about after treatment?

The most common response to treatment is some level of ‘soreness’. Apparently 4 out of 6 people experience some kind of soreness after treatment. I tend to liken it to the day after a tough work-out at the gym. It is uncomfortable, slightly achy, but normally much less sharp or much less deep pain than the initial complaint.

Very occasionally, pain can increase in the 24 to 48 hours after treatment. That is rare but completely normal and usually fades after that period.

In the end…

I have yet to meet anybody that wouldn’t go through a little bit of discomfort, a little hurt for a short while to get a long-term benefit, especially when it comes to an improvement in overall health and wellbeing.

It may hurt a bit, for some people, ‘a bit’ might be more than for some other people.

Most importantly, though it may hurt to begin with, often it doesn’t hurt either in treatment or after treatment as much as it hurt before treatment, and lets face it, that’s the outcome we’re all looking for.

Will it hurt? Probably, a little bit, and it will make you feel so much better once treatment is complete.

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