CONDITIONS WE TREAT AT THE BETTER HEALTH CLINIC
We treat a range of conditions with Osteopathic + Integrative Medicine
Discover how we can help you today
Discover the range of conditions we treat…
DO NOT DELETE
Back & neck pain
Back and neck pain can range from stiffness to a mild or dull ache, to persistent sharp shooting pain and usually limits your ability to move freely. The pain can originate from the fascia, ligament, muscle, tendon, nerve, disc, facet joint or vertebrae in your cervical and lumbar spine. Left untreated it can put you at risk for further injury, degeneration, and/or a worsening of your condition.
Disc & joint injuries
There are three main types of injuries.
- Acute such as sport injuries or accident/ trauma.
- Inflammatory such as discitis, arthritis and/ or frozen shoulder.
- Repetitive, which is through prolonged usage, and overload, on any region of the body which can cause strain and irritation to the discs and joints of the human body, and their surrounding tissues.
Radicular pain such as sciatica, paraesthesia, “pins and needles”, numbness and pseudo numbness, tendinopathies, and ‘pinched nerves’.
Nerve pain comes in many forms but can include shooting, stabbing or burning sensations caused by varying degrees of damage to any nerve in the body that sends messages to your brain to signal pain.
Headaches & migraine
Headaches are painful sensations in any part of the head, ranging from sharp to dull and including migraines, tension and cluster headaches. Cervicogenic and tension headaches respond the best to manual therapy.
Muscle strain & spasm
Muscle strains are classed from grade 1-3. They are also known as pulled and torn muscles. The resulting swelling and inflammation cause pain and difficulty in moving freely. They respond well to manual therapy.
Postural & ergonomic issues
Poor posture and movement can place strain on fascia, muscles, joints and nerves, contributing to headaches, neck, shoulder, hip and knee pain. Long term it tends to alter the proprioceptive awareness of the individual negatively.
DO NOT DELETE
Repetitive strain injuries
RSIs are caused by repetitive movement or overuse of a specific body part and can impact fascia, nerves, muscles, ligaments and tendons. The more chronic and degraded the tissue the longer they take to heal. Alteration to one’s movement patterns is usually required for successful outcomes.
Tendonitis & bursitis
Tendinitis is the inflammation of tendon, (the thick fibrous fascial cords) that attach muscle to bone, and causes pain and tenderness outside a joint capsule. Tendonois is the chronic version of this resulting in further tissue degradation. Bursitis refers to the inflammation of bursa, (closed, fluid-filled sac), which reduces friction between body tissues and is usually caused by the same injury or overuse pattern.
Exercise & sports injuries
Sport injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact or application of force greater than the body part can withstand. They can and do occur throughout the body.
Arthritis is best understood as the inflammation or swelling of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness. It can be divided into 3 basic groups. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and seronegative arthritidies.
Temporomandibular joint disorders, lock jaw, jaw pain
Jaw pain can result from physical injuries, incorrect bit patterns, infections, upper neck trauma and other factors. TMJ disorders can also result from ligament laxity, overbites, underbites, and/or teeth removal altering bite patterns. TMJ pain is often chronic and severe.
Pre- and post-natal pain issues
Pregnancy and post-natal issues usually result from tissue overload leading to tissue collapse or compromise. The excess weight of the fetus on the mothers body, causes prolonged weightbearing on certain joints and are seen as the primary cause. These do not have to include tearing but can cause soft tissue and joint pain in the lower back, hips, groin, legs and the neck, shoulders and hands. Pelvic floor dysfunction is another exceedingly common problem.