I have suffered with pain from muscle spasms in my neck, shoulders and arms for many years due to a combination of bad posture, stress, and a bad motor bike accident. I have lived with this almost every day and have literally tried almost everything such as continuous massages to eleviate the pain which unfortunately, only gave temporary relief. Also, I have tried acupuncture, trigger point needling, Physiotherapy, Chinese cupping and massage, Ayurvedic massage and herbal remedies, thai massage, chiropractic treatment but had no permanent lasting relief.
Son struggling with severe headaches: My 15 year old son, Brogan, came home from school in October complaining about a headache. Thinking of his history with sinusitis we just thought it was a bad sinus attack seeing it was that time of the year. We gave him some meds that we kept in the house. The next morning the headache was actually worse. He had a fever and was very listless and he couldn’t keep his head up straight.
Osteopathy treats Sciatica - The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest of all the body’s nerves. It runs from the spinal column through the pelvis and down each leg. Each sciatic nerve is made up of five smaller nerves that branch into the thigh, knee, calf, ankle, and foot. Sciatica occurs when this nerve is compressed, irritated, or inflamed. Sciatica is not a condition or a diagnosis, rather it is a term used to describe the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that travels from the low back through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.
Poor posture can create muscle imbalance throughout the body. Some muscles can become shortened and tightened while opposing muscles can become lengthened and weakened. Forward head posture with slumped spine and rounded shoulders is a common trait among office workers. This poor posture causes the muscles in the back to be stretched while the chest, rib and abdominal muscles become tightened. These imbalances may cause stress at joints and the involved muscles can pull unevenly on the bones they attach to, which can lead to pain and dysfunctional movements.
A disc prolapse in the lower back (the lumbar spine) can produce sharp, sudden debilitating lower back pain. In addition there may be a burning, electric-like linear pain radiating through the buttock and down the back of the leg, into the calf and sometimes into the foot. Associated symptoms include pins and needles, numbness and muscle weakness. Symptoms are generally made worse with activities involving lifting, bending forwards, prolonged sitting, or when moving from sitting to standing (e.
Osteopathy Treats Spinal Misalignment - The philosophy of Osteopathy is founded on the principle that good health is maintained through the optimal mechanical functioning of the body. For example, a misalignment in the spinal vertebrae leads not only to an irritation of the nervous system, but also hampers the functioning of the musculo-skeletal system and the organs that provide life to our bodies. C1 - Headaches, nervousness, insomnia, head colds, high blood pressure, migraine, chronic tiredness, amnesia, dizziness; C2 - Sinus trouble, allergies, eye troubles, earache, fainting spells, deafness; C3 - Neuralgia, neuritis, acne or pimples, eczema C4 - Hay fever, catarrh, hearing loss C5 - Laryngitis, hoarseness, sore throat C6 - Stiff neck, upper arm pain, tonsilitis C7 - Bursitis, colds, thyroid conditions T1 - Asthma, cough, difficulty breathing, pain in lower arms & hands T2 - Upper back T3 - Bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, congestion T4 - Gall bladder conditions, jaundice, shingles T5 - Liver conditions, fevers, low blood pressure, anaemia, arthritis T6 - Stomach troubles, nervous stomach, indigestion, heartburn T7 - Ulcers, gastritis T8 - Hiccoughs T9 - Allergies, hives T10 - Kidney troubles, hardening of arteries, chronic tiredness, nephritis T11 - Skin conditions such as acne, pimples, eczema Rheumatism, gas pains T12 - Rheumatism, gas pains L1 - Constipation, colitis, diarrhoea, hernias L2 - Cramps, difficulty breathing, acidosis, varicose veins.
Osteopathy Treats Ankle Sprain a common injury that occurs when the foot turns inwards and the ankle ligaments on the outside are over-stretched or partially torn. Most injuries occur in sports that involve running, turning and jumping. Typical symptoms include severe pain and difficultly in applying weight on the affected foot and ankle. Swelling and discolouration also occur. Treatment Osteopaths recommend avoiding any weight-bearing activity for the first 24 hours after the injury occurs.
Osteopathy Treats Heel pain can be caused by a range of conditions, the most common of which is plantar fasciitis, a condition largely affecting runners. Created by mechanical problems with the foot, including excessive pronation or supination, and associated with pain and often a tender spot on the inside area of the heel bone. Osteopathic treatment will include soft-tissue techniques and massage and lifestyle advice, including avoidance of causative factors, stretching exercises and the correct footwear.