Chronic Back Pain in patient suffering with Osteoporosis

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Janet, was too frightened to go to an osteopath afraid of having her back ‘cracked’, as she has osteoporosis. She hasn’t looked back since visiting us and no longer suffers with muscle spasms and her back seizing up.

Nine years ago I was diagnosed with osteopenia which turned into osteoporosis. I had often suffered with my back, regularly having to take pain killers. My daughter went to see Karen for a back problem and when my back kept seizing up and going into spasm she told me to go and see her. To be honest I was too frightened. I was scared that the ‘clunking & clicking’ that osteopaths do would break my bones. My daughter told me that Karen didn’t have to treat that way and that it was very gentle and relaxing. I left it until my back was so bad that I couldn’t bear it any longer and have never looked back.

Karen assessed me and started treatment straight away. There was no ‘clunking or clicking’ in the treatment and it was wonderful to feel easier, straight after the first treatment. After a course of sessions it was great to be able to move freely again and I now have regular treatment to prevent getting back into the state I was in.

I would recommend anyone with osteopenia or osteoporosis and having back aches to see Karen as the treatment is unbelievably good. I went from having been diagnosed with osteopenia to osteoporosis within one year but since seeing Karen it hasn’t got any worse and my back feels so much better, without keep seizing up.

Janet Sherwood
Chertsey, Surrey

Enjoys Gardening and Spending time with her family – Aged 72yrs

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June’s quality of life has improved tremendously since she began treatment at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic. Her debilitating bowel problem has improved, as has her back pain and arthritic hands.

I started coming to see Karen after a recommendation from my daughter. I had spent years suffering from extreme back pain, arthritis in my hands and a debilitating bowel problem which was beginning to rule my life.

I had been examined by countless GP’s, specialists and chiropractors but none had manged to offer me either a conclusive diagnosis or any long term relief.

Within a few visits to Karen, not only was my back starting to show signs of improvement but also the constant numbness in my thumb and pain in my hands and wrists was alleviating. Most notable was the change in my bowel activity. I now have several days of normality following my visit, allowing me to have a quality of life I had long thought would be an impossibility. Visiting Karen was the best decision I ever made. She has helped me more in the last few months than any other professional I have ever seen. I am deeply grateful to her and would have no hesitation in recommending her services.

June Evans,
Staines, Middx.

First Parachute Jump – aged 69!

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Tony has been attending for treatment for over 10 years and is able to enjoy all his many activities.

I first visited Balance-Rite Osteopathy over 10 years ago after having fallen into the Thames whilst out rowing (I am a coach at the Staines Rowing Club). Over the years I have seen both Mark & Karen for numerous injuries and strains -too many to list! Having had both osteopathy & acupuncture, I remain active at the age of 70, this year having completed ‘The Grim’ which is 8 miles long and was -3 degrees! and I landed safely after my first sponsored tandem parachute jump!

I visit for treatment sessions once a month, generally to maintain the good work that has been carried out over the years and obviously more frequently when I have an injury!

The fact I have been going for ten years speaks volumes and I have recommended numerous friends and acquaintances over the years, as I know they’ll get their problems sorted out in very good hands.

Tony Rawlings, Staines, Middx.

Enjoys Playing the Organ – aged 74yrs

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Stephen has been attending Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic for over 10 Years and has regular maintenance treatment, to allow him to continue doing the things he enjoys.

I first visited Balance-Rite clinic and saw Mark in 2004. Now at their third clinic in Chertsey, although its further away for me to travel to, it’s still worth the extra distance! Any reluctance goes when I think back to six weeks in bed due to the worst pain I’ve ever experienced.

I am completely convinced that I am in the safe hands of two highly qualified practitioners and have recommended them to several of my friends, who now also attend.

The clinic itself is always spotlessly clean and parking is now so much easier than in the previous clinics.

Stephen Gamble,
Stanwell-Moor,  Staines, Middx
19th Feb 2013

Enjoys Badminton – aged 75yrs

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Leander has always loved playing badminton.

I have seen many therapists over the years, with varying success depending on their skill – physiotherapy I found to be ineffective as they just prescribed exercises.

I have suffered for some time with low back pain and sciatica. I have a scoliosis (twisted spine) and being 75 years old, Karen explained to me that I was never going to get 100% better.

The explanations, care and treatments were first class and I am more than happy to continue being treated having had some relief after only two treatment sessions.

Leander Taylor
Staines, Middlesex

Enjoys walking the dog, aqua aerobics and gardening – aged 65yrs

I have been treated regularly by both Karen and Mark since 2009. I have found them both to be professional and easy to talk to. Last year I had to undergo a knee replacement and their treatment helped me through the very difficult rehabilitation afterwards.

I now go once a month to keep me mobile and continuing to do the activities I enjoy.

I would recommend Karen and Mark to anyone looking for treatment.

Wendy Capon,
Shepperton, Middlesex.

Enjoys Gardening – Aged 85yrs

I am very satisfied with the treatment I have had from Mark. He has successfully corrected several problems I have had.

The new treatment environment is tasteful and relaxing and I have no hesitation in recommending this clinic to friends.

I have found it easy to make prompt bookings and there is no problem with getting there or with parking.

These feelings are echoed by my husband, who is also a patient of Mark’s.

Daphne Palmer,
Shepperton, Middlesex

Finds Balance-Rite Osteopathy better than previous chiropractor

I first visited Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic in 2004. I had previously visited a chiropractor, which I did not find helpful, as their treatment never pinpointed the area in question and the treatment was always the same. I have been having treatment sessions now at Balance-Rite at six weekly intervals as a maintenance routine since they sorted out my problem. I always feel better for my visit and treatment. I discuss any problems I’m having and this is attended to, supported with advice and information on how it all works.

Mark and Karen are always friendly and interested, giving time to explain the treatment. In addition to their osteopathy treatment I have also received acupuncture from Mark a couple of times and this was also very beneficial.

The appointments are now something I very much look forward to – Thank you both very much!

Joyce Brooks,
Staines, Middx

Mid and Upper Back Pain

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Peter now enjoys his golf without suffering back pain.

Both my wife and I have used Balance-Rite for some time now and have always received excellent care from both Karen and Mark. In addition to the ‘hands on’ care, I personally have been given extra information regarding self help exercises to support any ongoing treatment and, of course, advice on muscular/skeletal problems is always available.

The new treatment facilities in Chertsey are very ‘Nordic’ adding to the general feeling that you’re in good hands. I have found them to be comfortable and quiet (I like the very soothing background music). Never any problems parking, as the new premises are now located away from busy roads.

Peter Wright
23rd November 2012
Wraysbury, Middlesex

Elbow Pain

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Johnny no longer wakes up during the night in agony

I first started treatment with Karen because I was up every night in the early hours, pacing the room because my elbow was hurting. My doctor had told me it was arthritis and I went to see Karen after my wife and daughter had some very successful treatment.

I was amazed at how, after so long and having not been offered any treatment by my doctor, that I too got relief from my pain. I no longer wake up in the night in agony.

I now have regular maintenance treatment, as Karen not only worked on my elbow but on my whole body – and my hands and back now feel so much better that I look forward to my sessions.

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