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Don’t shrug off your shoulder pain

Shoulder pain can be difficult to shift. Due to the highly mobile nature of the shoulder and the fact that the shoulder has less integrity than many other peripheral joints (ie the muscles of the area are primarily responsible for its integrity), there is increased risk of injury to the structures of the shoulder. The good news is osteopathy can help with many of the symptoms of shoulder injury/dysfunction, and can also help manage the associated pain.

Anatomy

I don’t want to bog you down…

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Homeopathy - Is your baby crying every hour most nights? A Silent Reflux Case

One of the things I love about my job is I get to meet lots of babies. The single most common reason parents bring their babies to me is Silent Reflux and Homeopathy offers fast relief.

My most recent patient with this condition is Tom. Tom is 5 months old and used be awake every hour most nights. He would cry and groan all night and the only thing to give him some relief was being held upright. Throughout the day he was posseting continuously, grumbling  a lot  and a couple of times a week he…

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Ageing and pain

"I don't expect this pain will go away", "I am getting used to this hurting most of the time" are some of the worrying thoughts that cross many of my patients' minds when presenting to the clinic. I often hear phrases like, "well I suppose it's just age isn't it?"

And yes, of course, our bodies are ageing, at age 40 I already have an amount of osteoarthritis (often referred to by GPs as wear and tear) in my joints. But I am not in pain, and neither are many people in their 60's, 70's, 80's and…

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Tension headaches? What are they and how we can help.

Tension headaches, also known as stress headache are common among adults. A tension headache is described as a mild to moderate persistent tightness, band-like discomfort, or pressure along the forehead, back of the head and neck. It may start gradually, comes in the middle of the day and lasts for an hour to a couple of days. A tension headache usually has a cause, for example, a stressful day at work or long hours at a PC or on a laptop or often a sport or going to the gym.

Chronic tension…

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Pregnancy pain: The causes and treatment of backache before and after childbirth

There is no time during the life of a woman who chooses to have children when she will experience such rapid physiological and anatomical changes as both during and after pregnancy.

Of course, we all experience great change during childhood, but at this stage we have few demands on us other than sleeping, eating, drinking and playing. But before and after childbirth it is very different. Changes are necessarily rapid. For example, during pregnancy there is an approximate increase in weight of…

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What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a medical term used to describe the pain, numbness, tingling sensation or weakness felt in the lower extremities that emanate from the lumbar area (lower back) as a result of the irritation of the sciatic nerve. This discomfort felt from sciatica is often referred to as sciatic nerve pain. The sciatic nerve – the largest nerve in the human body, originates from nerve roots in the lumber area of the spinal cord, passes down through the gluteal muscles of the buttocks to supply the…

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