Archive for the ‘Lower back pain’ Category

Osteopathy For Baby In Distress

  Recently I treated this baby for a birth injury he sustained to his head. You can’t see it in the photo but he had a significant occipital deformation. In simple english, the back of his head was flat. His mother was quite concerned and the paediatric physician was considering using a Helmut apparatus to […]

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Strategic Plan For Change: 80/20 Rule Rules!

In a recent post, I discussed how patients who consult me for things such as backache, often require changes to lifestyle a well. A good starting point is on level of food consumption. And what I recommend is making small but important changes that don’t radically alter ones’ lifestyle. Changing too many things at once […]

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Emotions Buried In Lower Back Pain

Recently a new patient walked into my clinic with a story about lower back pain that was triggered and made worse by stress. Rene is a young, energetic and outgoing person. He is a Marketing Consultant whose creative talents are sought by major companies, so much so, that Rene has to refuse work. So what’s […]

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Does Inversion Therapy Work For Lower Back Pain?

Does Inversion Therapy Work For Lower Back Pain? When patients with lower back pain ask me, “Is there something I can do at home to help myself?” I often recommend some form of Inversion Therapy. What is Inversion Therapy? Inversion Therapy is a way of using gravity to passively lengthen the spine and gradually decompress […]

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Degenerative Disc Disease & Lower Back Pain

Degenerative Disc Disease is characterized by a wearing down of the vertebral discs. The results are a narrowing of the spaces between vertebrae and this is often a cause of pain. What can I do? Reduce inflammation, this is your first line of defence. Icing, rest and remove as many sources of irritation as possible. […]

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Lower Back Pain and Pregnancy

Congratulations! You’re going to have a baby! I always enjoy treating pregnant women. Mothers to be may be tired, sometimes feeling nauseous, and in pain, but, most pregnant women are happy and beaming.  True, towards the end of the 9th month it becomes more difficult to carry around all this extra weight and many patients […]

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