Low Back Pain – in a 12 year old

Photos showing a patient before and after treatment at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic, Chertsey, Surrey.

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This child was suffering with low back pain, a keen cricket player at County level, complained of back pain after a particularly hard training session. After a thorough whole body assessment at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic she was diagnosed with muscle strain, which was caused by dysfunctional mechanics in her pelvis and lumbar spine.  The misalignment is clearly seen in the left photograph before treatment, where the red central line starting between the middle of her feet, does not run centrally up through her spine and head and the pelvis is tilted upwards on the right. After treatment using our gentle, whole body approach, the photo on the right shows a now balanced and central pelvis able to support  a central spine and symmetrically balanced back muscles. Continue reading to find out why it’s necessary to treat children. Continue reading

Low Back Pain in a Sport Enthusiast

Photos showing a patient before and after treatment at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic, Chertsey, Surrey.

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This patient is a member in the crew of a Dragon Boat Racing Team that represents Great Britain, having won a gold medal at The World Club Crew Championship & silver and bronze at The European Championships in 2014. He was recommended to come for treatment at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic by his coach because of low back pain, with very painful symptoms radiating into his right leg. He had seen both a chiropractor and a physiotherapist two weeks previously who had both made his symptoms much worse. Unfortunately they had only treated his local symptoms and the physiotherapist had manipulated his back causing the patient to experience an increase in pain at the time, making the patient very nervous at the prospect of further treatment. Continue reading to see how this patient was assessed and treated differently. Continue reading

Low Back Pain due to Muscle Spasm – Keen fitness fanatic

Photo showing a patient before & after treatment at Balance_Rite Osteopathy Clinic, Chertsey, Surrey

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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