Manual Medicine, whereby Spinal Manipulation and Mobilisation is the primary treatment used to treat back pain. Spinal manipulation is performed by hands or devices that use controlled force to adjust vertebrae alignment. Beatrice uses an Impulse Adjusting Instrument, which provides spinal manipulations without the popping of joints, which helps some patients to relax. Beatrice is also skilled in diversified technique (firm adjustments), and she also helps her patients to prevent future back pain and injury by suggesting strengthening exercises and stretches by strengthening the muscles in the core and back.
Because the cause of back pain varies from one patient to the next, we offer different treatment options. One option might be low-impact exercises that target abdominal fat. Dropping belly fat can help your spine return to a more normal curve. Stress reduction is another common passive treatment option. These alternative treatments work in conjunction with traditional care to help solve immediate pain issues while adding a preventative aspect to a patient's treatment plan.
We use a variety of treatments on the cervical spine and the muscles associated with those vertebrae. Treatment options include nerve alignment using a gentle pressure. It may also include massage so that muscles relax and allow the bones to go back into alignment. Physical manipulation is also an option, but it is not the only way to treat neck pain. When vertebrae are out of alignment their realignment can occur using pressure. Beatrice always begins with a thorough diagnosis and explains to patients all of the options available to them. By doing so, she reduces patient stress while allowing them to participate in their own care.
Yes. Some forms of neck pain can be attributed to poor posture and to sitting for long periods of time. That is mostly true when the head is forward and the eyes are facing down. Ergonomics is a proactive way to help prevent neck pain from occurring. Posture training is also a proactive way to reduce the strain on your neck so that there are fewer painful episodes.
Neck pain occurs because of nerve pressure or injury, muscle tension, trigger points, stress, poor posture, whiplash injuries, and injuries associated with automobile accidents. Sometimes the cause is a direct result of a single incident such as a car accident. At other times, neck pain might result from many different issues, such as poor posture and stress.
A migraine is an intense headache accompanied by symptoms including throbbing localised pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Patients experience migraines either on a one-off basis or chronically for many years before appropriate treatment is found.
Migraines are complex. Medicine does not fully understand why migraines occur. As such, there is no specific treatment that will stop or prevent a migraine 100 percent.
Migraines are caused by the expansion and contraction of blood vessels which cause a pressure change in the brain. Cranial blood vessels expand (vasodilation) as opposed to a regular headache where those same blood vessels narrow (vasoconstriction). Surrounding tissues in the brain become swollen.
How can manipulation and mobilisation help me with migraine treatment?