I have long suffered with upper back and neck pain secondary to poor posture and tension, and with a busy schedule, it’s so much easier convenient to take anti-inflammatories and analgesics then it is to actually deal with the problem. I had tried massage, Acupuncture and Acupressure, with little or short lived success. I stumbled across Osteopathy rather serendipitously while trying to find a chiropractor. After the first treatment by Dr Ashburner I had immediate and lasting relief.
When I had my second child, I never expected it to be even harder than my firstborn. But Jason didn’t just cry all night – he SCREAMED and thrashed about, arching his back to escape as us we tried to comfort him – as though we were torturing him. It went on for a year and a half. The only time he ever slept more than his maximum of 2 hours (even at 18 months of age), was when we had dosed him with Ponstan or other pain meds.
I was about to register to have a sinus operation when my wife suggested I try Dr Ashburner. I had received treatment from him a couple of years ago for poor posture. I have had 3 appointments with Dr Ashburner over the past few weeks and already after the first treatment I could feel that my sinuses were draining. Osteopathy is medicine free and it really feels like you and your body are fighting the problems you have, as opposed to medicine ‘doing it for you’.
After suffering from chronic sinusitis for 5 years. Trying various remedies including a sinus wash out and Acupuncture neither of which have helped I was feeling incredibly despondent. Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath was recommended by a friend who also suffered from sinus related issues. I’ve been to him 4 times now and my symptoms are greatly improved. He uses stretching and massage to alter my posture which is allowing my sinuses to drain more effectively.
My Osteopathy experience with Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath To the weeks building up to the Miss South Africa Final, I was in a constant high stress environment, I was eating very strictly and exercising twice a day and my body was feeling it. I went to Guy Ashburner during these weeks and it literally saved me. I felt energized and physically stronger for the week ahead every session. What I found made Osteopathy the best was that it was like going to a chiropractor, massage and a physio session combined but better.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain - I have suffered from chronic recurrent lower lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint pain for 14 years, related to a recurring alignment fault of my lower lumbar facet joints and sacroiliac joints. A history of hospitalisation and multiple tests came to naught. I endured progressive paralysis of the torso for 11 months and from the compacting of muscle and nerve compression I endured permanent migraine and partial blindness in my right eye.
Thirteen years ago at age 33 I was diagnosed with early arthritis by my family doctor and prescribed drugs. I had been suffering from an acute stiff neck for months and thought it was simply from years of abuse as a competitive sailor doing the wrong kind of training without adequate coaching and physical training advice. I took the drugs for a few months but felt like a hypocrite to my anti-drugs philosophy and common sense.
I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 18 which was 28 years ago. My initial treatment was conventional medicine eg. Voltaren and the rest of the anti-inflammatory drugs. My final visit with a Rheumatologist was walking out with a scrip for Cortisone and Disprin. I tore up the scrip and decided that was the end of drugs for me. It has been a process of elimination from herbalist to naturopath to acupuncture.
On Thursday 14th September I woke up with a stiff neck, I put it down to a bad sleeping position, but by next morning I had the effects of Bell’s-palsy. I went to see my doctor who was unable to treat the condition as I was 6 months pregnant. I was told that it would probably worsen and that the effects of it could last until my baby was born or even worse up to a year.
I overstrained my elbow when I played tennis at University for three months. I went to a local osteopath in my village in Texas. The doctor diagnosed it as a tennis elbow and injected my elbow with glucose into this area which was very painful. I went for another session and it did not help at all. I know Dr. Ashburner from my father who has lived in South Africa for over 25 years and is a patient of his, so I emailed him for advice.