How many sessions are needed and how frequently?
It is difficult to predetermine how many sessions are needed, as each patient is different and will experience different symptoms. Generally speaking, chronic back pain with a history of recurring incidents may take longer to treat, but a difference should be felt in 3 to 4 sessions and treatment will end when the patient feels better. With relatively “new” strains and sprains, fewer treatments are required. Most Osteopaths like to leave a space of 3-4 days in between treatments to allow for any reaction to the treatment to settle down.