What We Treat

Common Problems We Treat

JOINT PAIN – classic symptoms include stiffness, grinding, clicking, and sharp twinges on movement. Poor posture and lack of appropriate muscle control are the usual causes.

DISC INJURY – intervertebral discs can bulge, herniate and rupture due to repetitive tearing. Common causes include poor spinal stabilisation, poor postural positioning and improper lifting technique.

SCIATICA – severe pain in the leg caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Can be the result of disc bulge or acute disc inflammation affecting a nerve root. Pain may also be associated with tingling, numbness and/or weakness in the leg.

HEADACHE – Very common with mechanical neck problems, although can be the result of primary neurological issues or more serious pathological concerns such as brain tumours and stroke.

SCOLIOSIS – The sideways or lateral curvature and rotation of the spine is very common. The idiopathic type usually starts during childhood or adolescence, often with no known cause and requires early detection and appropriate intervention which typically involves bracing and rehabilitative exercise. Surgery is often needed for progressive conditions. School children should be regularly checked and back pain symptoms should not be dismissed as “growing pains”.

SPORT INJURIES – Sports injuries can restrict range of motion, reduce strength, slow reflexes, shorten endurance thus decreasing performance. Many professional sports teams, Olympic and competitive athletes use Chiropractic care to help gain a competitive edge.

WHIPLASH – acceleration-deceleration injury usually with motor vehicle accidents but can occur in a variety of accidents. Can cause serious joint and disc damage, though chronic problems with the soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles are typical.

REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI) – Overuse syndrome in which soft tissues such as muscle, tendon, fascia, ligaments or nerves suffer micro damage which accumulates. Usually caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained or awkward positions. Important to assess posture, muscle strength and flexibility.

POSTURAL BALANCE PROBLEMS – One of the main culprits for most recurrent or chronic back and neck pain disorders. Poor posture is vitally important to correct for long term musculoskeletal health and well-being. It is most commonly due to muscle tone imbalances and may have an impact on balance competency with ageing.

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