Back neck pain? The neck is technically part of your back, or at least it’s not your front right?! If you’re worried about your back neck pain and feel like it is preventing you from leading the life you want, which for most of us is to be free of pain, then you would be well advised to seek professional treatment of the highest standard.
Our team of internationally experienced osteopaths can take care of your back neck pain and help give you the pain-free life you want sooner. Have a read of the features of neck pain below- knowledge is your first defence!
If you really want to know how your neck feels go find a bowling ball and sit it on top of an upturned packet of Tim Tams. That’s pretty much how your neck bones, all 7 of them, feel on a regular basis. The first neck bone in contact with the skull is called “The Atlas”, and if you’re familiar with Greek Mythology then you know why. Everyone else- google it! Read More
Okay, so before we get started- lets just clear up a pet hate of mine.
Osteoporosis & Osteopathy: a homonym of sorts. The short answer is the former is a disease of bone and the latter is a hands-on treatment for muscle, skeletal and spinal problems! I know most of you know this and I’m only really joking. But as my wonderful Gran used to say; “many a true word was spoken in jest!”
Osteoporosis is a disease of bone mineral density and has haunted women since the dawn of history. Egyptian mummies from 4,000 years ago have been found with the telltale dowager’s hump. Most young women today can expect to spend their old age standing as straight and tall as they ever were, thanks to recent dramatic improvements in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis.
Since I’ve been back in Brisbane I’ve been surprised at how many cases of Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow (medically known as lateral and medial epicondylitis, respectively) have presented at the clinic. In cooler climates it tends to show a seasonal variation, that is, when summer was approaching many people were returning to the golf course and tennis courts for the first time since the previous season and this sudden increase in activity created an overload on the de-conditioned muscles of the forearm and elbow.
This sudden return to reasonably high-impact activities is one of the main historical features of this condition’s presentation. Thankfully the Brisbane winters aren’t that harsh which affords us the opportunity to play these sports, and many others, all year round. However, those of you among us who have jumped in the deep-end after a long lay-off may find yourselves with a pain in the elbow- not just when playing these sports, but it can be felt anytime you grip, hold, twist or turn with the elbow or wrist.