Eczema since seven month old baby

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William has suffered with eczema since a 9 month old baby, has seen top consultants at both NHS and private hospitals & has at last found some relief after treatment at Balance-Rite Osteopathic Clinic.

William developed a spotty rash at the age of seven months, which over the years got worse. He has been to a number of different NHS and private hospitals in London, seen many consultants and was diagnosed with atopic eczema. The parts of his body affected are: face, neck, hands,lower arms, feet, lower legs, abdomen and low back. Approximately once or twice a year he has to go on antibiotics because of skin infections, where his skin becomes so dry and itchy, that the broken skin leads to pus formed blisters and infections. The times when his eczema is usually at its worse is during the summer months, when his hayfever is also bad. We have tried other routes and had private allergy tests carried out, which revealed an allergy to certain pollens, grasses, kiwi, dogs and soya.

Will is now nine years old and has suffered for the majority of his life. The only treatment offered by the hospitals has been the application of emollient creams Continue reading

Eczema over multiple areas – in an 8 yr old boy

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This eight year old boy was brought into clinic as an eczema sufferer, with it covering his face, back of neck, abdomen, low back, legs, feet, arms and hands. He has suffered with this condition since a nine month baby and over the years his parents have tried many different things to help alleviate his symptoms. He has even seen the top consultants at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Prior to attending our clinic treatment involved having to be smothered with an emollient cream twice every day, because of his very itchy and dry skin, as well as wear a silk long-sleeved vest and legging-type undergarments, to prevent his clothes irritating his skin. Every year he has had frequent ‘flare-ups’ which are worse at particular times of the year, particularly through the summer months when certain pollens are around. The flare-ups are usually treated with a steroid based cream to calm the skin inflammation and antibiotics because of skin infections which are usually worse on his legs. On one occasion he has had to be hospitalised due to a skin infection. Continue reading to find out how our mechanical approach to treatment can help with this condition. Continue reading

Left Shoulder Pain – in a dog groomer who suffers headaches & migraines

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This patient was complaining of left shoulder pain. She is the partner in a dog grooming business, which involves repetitive movements using her hands, arms and shoulders, sometimes to lift very big and heavy dogs. She is left-handed, so uses this side more during her working day. In addition she was a frequent sufferer of headaches and migraines. Continue reading to see how this patient was assessed and treated at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic. Continue reading

Low Back Pain due to Muscle Spasm – Keen fitness fanatic

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This patient was suffering with low back pain, a keen health and fitness fanatic, she had seen her personal trainer a few days previously for a workout. She hadn’t felt any pain at the time but could now barely move properly.  In the photographs taken, before and after treatment, you can see how the muscle spasm in her mid & low back was causing her pelvis to be pulled over to the right. Her shoulders have compensated by moving over to the left. This patient was very surprised to see how her back had contorted, she felt as though she was standing perfectly straight! A very common compensation that occurs and a very painful and limiting one! Continue reading to find out how this lady was treated at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic, Chertsey. Continue reading