Neck Pain

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Conditions We Treat

Neck pain and Osteopathy

Osteopathy treatment for neck pain is an effective way get you out of pain and back doing the things you love. Below you can learn more about a common back condition that Osteopaths treat.

Disc herniation (commonly referred to as a prolapsed or slipped disc) is where the rubbery
cushions (discs) bulges out. Symptoms such pain on movement, muscle spasm. This can
be caused by gradual degenerative changes of the joint or a sudden movement such as
bending or lifting.

Your Osteopath can help with your disc herniation and by using a variety of techniques,
from soft tissue release to joint manipulations, dependant on what your Osteopath feels is
appropriate for you, and offer advice on how to on movements to avoid in the short term
whilst you recover. 

Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the neck being forced backward and then
forward causing the muscles and ligaments of the neck to extend beyond their
comfortable range of motion. Sometimes the neck pain symptoms may not occur at the
time of injury but present itself in the days to come. This neck pain is most commonly
caused by a road traffic accident.
Your Osteopath can use a number of techniques to ease that pain and get the muscles
moving better, techniques include soft tissue release or joint articulations dependant on
what your osteopath feels is appropriate for your individual needs and the nature of your

Facet Joints are located on both sides and the back of each vertebra of the spine. Often
when we do movements such as extending backwards, we cause irritation of these joints.
Your Osteopath can use a number of techniques to ease that pain and get the joint
moving better, techniques include joint manipulations or joint articulations dependant on
what your osteopath feels is appropriate for your individual needs. 

Posture related neck pain is very common and can be caused by a lack of movement,
whether it be at our desk jobs or at home. Often our bodies need a little bit of support to
get your joints and muscles feeling its best again.
Your Osteopath can help you feel and move better, and give you advice on steps you can
take to maintain an overall better function. 

Muscles in the back can become injured and strained when we overexert ourselves, often
during day-to-day tasks such as lifting an object or doing housework.
Your Osteopath can help you feel and move better using a combination of techniques
such as soft tissue release and rockblading. 



Majuran Sugu (Maju)
Majuran Sugu (Maju)
I recently had a fantastic experience with Melissa at MDOsteo. As someone who has struggled with chronic back pain for years, I have seen numerous specialists and therapists, but Melissa’s approach worked wonders on me. She was highly informative in helping me understand the issues i was having and also takes the time to listen. Booking an appointment was easy, and I appreciated the flexibility in scheduling. Overall, I highly recommend Melissa and MDOsteo to anyone in the Wallington area looking for treatment for their musculoskeletal issues.
Ian Barnes
Ian Barnes
Melissa was great. I first contacted her as an emergency with a lower back problem and she was able to see me at very short notice. Melissa quickly diagnosed the problem and provided a clear idea of my recovery plan and likely timescales. Session by session my back improved, and true to her original estimate, was totally resolved after a few sessions. I'd highly recommend Melissa, and will definitely be calling her again if I have any future issues. Thank you for fixing me!!
james coyne
james coyne
I went to Mellisa with a ruptured Plantar Fascia and could not put my foot down on the floor. Within 3 weeks of shock therapy, i was able to move around pretty well, and within 4 weeks, was walking again. I highly recommend Mellisa, for her professional and friendly attitude.
Jennie Henderson
Jennie Henderson
I have been seeing Melissa for around six months now and can honestly say I have never been so comfortable. I have a long standing issue with my lower back which Melissa was able to treat and we now maintain my posture and alignment meaning for the first time ever I am pain free. Melissa is professional, practical, patient and thorough in her practice and I would highly recommend her services to everyone.
Jackie Tanner
Jackie Tanner
Melissa has helped me enormously - working her magic on my hip and base of spine. She explains everything very clearly so one knows what to except, Melissa is very professional whilst very friendly, putting one at ease. I highly recommend.
Joanne Naldrett
Joanne Naldrett
Melissa is amazing, she makes you feel relaxed and is so easy to chat to. Melissa has worked on my Plantar Fasciitis and recently on my son who plays rugby, she has worked miracles including last minute appointments to fix my son after a rugby injury. My son goes regularly and always leaves feeling great. We would highly recommend Melissa.
Jules Green
Jules Green
I found Melissa to be extremely professional and pin pointed my problem straight away. Would thoroughly recommend her.
Beats By AMR
Beats By AMR
Amazing osteopath! Melissa is attentive to your needs and provides the best service 🙂 I found her locally after suffering from muscle aches from Long COVID and she squeezed me in for our first appointment and I've improved significantly since! She is thorough in her investigations to help heal your ailments and I've never felt rushed at all!
Sabah Khan
Sabah Khan
Melissa is an incredibly thorough and professional osteopath. She examines your body as a whole and is able to make a wide-range of recommendations, such as orthotic treatments, which she also offers. Communication is always great and she tries her hardest to fit you in - even Sundays! Have highly recommended her to family and friends and certainly one of the best around in the area (having tried many of them!)
Laura Brodie
Laura Brodie
Careful and considerate skeletal manipulation due to pts condition and existing problems. I have been seeing Melissa for several months due to back and hip problems, I am now walking more upright, climbing stairs at a much faster rate, and managing to keep up with hubby on our walks. All in all great service and even have a minute for a giggle!!