We treat a variety of body pains. Here are some of the most common types we see in our clinic:
Lower back (including sciatica and hip pain)
Lower back pain is the second most common cause of missed workdays due to illness, and the most common cause of disability. Most lower back pain is the culmination of postural distortions and repeated trauma.
It can be divided into acute and chronic pain. Acute lower back pain is typically produced by an injury. Chronic back pain is more of a long-standing pain that might originally have been caused by an injury or by poor posture and improper bending.
Lower back pain can be caused by
- lumbar disc injury and degeneration
- muscles misfiring and causing imbalance
- acute tissue injury of the lower back
- structural imbalance – sacroiliac joint dysfunction or facet joint irritation
- hip flexor strain
- emotional or energetic block in the pelvic area
Read the article below by our therapist, Mariano Torres, RAc. for more information about treating back pain.
We treat lower back pain, after diagnosing the cause, with the following therapies:
One third of the population suffers from neck pain, and this is expected to increase as computer work, cell phones and other devices force us to crane our necks forward into unhealthy positions.
Pain can be acute because of a torticollis or acute trauma such as whiplash, or chronic due to an inflamed cervical disc or a degenerative disc process. Problems in the neck can refer pain or weakness to shoulders, arms and hands.
We treat neck pain by determining its cause, realigning the muscles involved, addressing poor posture, and increasing range of motion. We use the following therapies:
What most people call the shoulder is really several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow a full range of motion in the arm. You may feel pain only when you move your shoulder, positionally, or constantly.
- rotator cuff issues
- pinched nerve
- frozen shoulder
- thoracic outlet syndrome
We identify the cause of the problem, treat it with the following therapies:
In addition, we also suggest lifestyle changes and stretching exercises.
For more information, read the article below by our therapist, Anne Liebhart, Physiotherapist in Germany, RMT.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is pain in the jaw joint that can be caused by a variety of problems.
TMJ can cause head and neck pain, facial pain, ear pain, headaches, a jaw that is locked in position or difficult to open, problems with biting, and jaw clicking or popping sounds when you bite.
We treat TMJ with acupuncture and electro acupuncture, massage therapy focusing on the mandibular, face and neck muscles, intrabuccal massage, and Craniosacral therapy.
Tension headache is commonly caused by disorders of pain-sensitive structures in the neck, including muscle spasm and facet joint irritation. Inactivity, emotional distress and working prolonged periods at a desk can cause postural tension and muscle tightening that can manifest in headaches.
We treat tension headaches with the following therapies: