While pain isn't the goal or an expectation with osteopathy, there are some symptoms that you can feel after specific treatments.
Some people feel amazing or significantly better after an osteopathy appointment
, and others feel a mix of fleeting symptoms.
If you do feel any symptoms, osteopathic treatments
can temporarily provoke soreness in the same area or around it and general tiredness
Any onset of symptoms or an increase in pain is occasionally referred to as the rebound effect
. Annoyingly, some things need to feel slightly worse before they feel 100% better. It is relatively common for symptoms to feel harsher or more pronounced before you feel any real improvements.
The rebound effect is a short-term worsening of symptoms following treatment sessions. However, this largely depends on the specific condition, the area treated, and stress management.
Unlike the immediate alleviation of pain from over-the-counter medication, osteopathy is entirely natural. With that comes a process catered to the individual.
This process is meant to help reduce pain, but it is a journey and one that can take time.
Some clients come into the office in a state of exceptional pain or are suffering from aches that have persisted far past their expiration date. So, while symptoms can last anywhere from 24 to 48 hours
after your osteopathy visit, it's worth it to know that there is likely a big bright light at the end of the tunnel.