This patient presented with right shoulder and neck pain, as well as a band of pain across her low back that extended into her buttocks and right leg. She had been injured in a car accident three and half years previously and had seen many therapists including other osteopaths and three different physiotherapists, in the surrounding local areas. By one physiotherapist she was told it was all in her mind and she needed to “close her pain gate” which he showed her how to do by closing his hands together. In the left photograph, you can clearly see how her mechanical framework had been left after treatment from more than three other therapists, over a three and a half year period. In the right photo, you can see how her whole body was correctly adjusted at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic, after only two months and eight treatment sessions. Continue reading to see how differently she was assessed, diagnosed and treated at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic AND it wasn’t “all in her mind!” Continue reading
Neck Pain with Irritable Bowel Symptoms
This patient had suffered with irritable type bowel symptoms for some years but also suffered with neck pain and back pain. Our whole body treatment approach, although aimed at the correction of mechanical dysfunction, can also have a beneficial effect on the different systems of the body. This is linked to the effect the musculo-skeletal system can have on the blood, nerve and lymphatic supplies to the separate organs of the body. Patients suffering with conditions such as irritable bowel or constipation may notice an improvement in their symptoms as the musculo-skeletal dysfunctions throughout their body improve. Continue reading to see how this patient was treated successfully at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic, Chertsey Continue reading
Neck pain – caused by multiple areas of mechanical dysfunction
This patient presented primarily with neck pain but had other areas of discomfort in her chest, knees and right foot. She had seen an osteopath in Weybridge, Surrey two weeks earlier, where she had two sessions of osteopathic treatment which consisted of having only her neck massaged, articulated and then “cracked”. The rest of her body was not treated. Her neck felt easier after the second session, but it returned a couple of days later feeling much worse than it had done, before visiting the osteopath. The left photograph shows the whole body alignment of this patient after treatment in Weybridge & before treatment at our clinic. The right photograph shows this patient after only ONE treatment at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic. Continue reading for details of how this patient was assessed and treated with our whole body approach.