Medical History Explained: Medications

As Osteopath’s, we don’t have prescription rights, yet as part of our five year degree we study pharmacology in detail. So why is it so important to us to understand your current medication regime? There is a common misconception that the medication you take does not influence how your Osteopath can help you. Whilst it is true that we are not in a position to change or monitor your current medication needs, your medication regime does affect the way we treat you. Let me discuss three of the most commonly prescribed medications and how these affect your Osteopathic care:

  1. Cholesterol Reducing Medication
  2. Corticosteroids
  3. Oral Contraceptive Pill

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