Conditions

Low Back and Neck Pain

  • Can occur from the strain of everyday activities
  • Can develop suddenly due to an injury
  • Or can happen for no reason at all
  • Is usually a dull achy pain or can be sharp and stabbing
  • Limited movement – lack of muscle and joint flexibility

Sciatica

  • Term used for a pain in the leg
  • The pain can be described as the following:
    • Dull ache
    • Pins and needles
    • Sharp and stabbing
    • Numbness and tingling
  • Can be accompanied with low back/buttock pain

Migraine

  • Usually occurs on the front or side of the head
  • Can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity
  • Can be triggered by certain smells and foods
  • Eased with sleep or being in the dark

Frozen Shoulder

  • Affects movement of the shoulder – all planes
  • Symptoms usually go through 3 phases:
    • Pain in the shoulder joint
    • Stiffness/loss of movement
    • Return of movement

Arthritis

  • Causes pain and inflammation within a joint
  • Can occur in anyone and at any age, not just as you get older
  • Aches and pains can get worse with cold, damp, winter weather
  • Limited movement – lack of muscle and joint flexibility

Fibromyalgia

  • Widespread pain throughout the body
  • Can be accompanied by tiredness and lack of motivation
  • Affects nearly 1 in 20 people worldwide
  • Affects more women than men

Slipped Disc

  • Medical terminology – disc bulge, prolapse or herniation
  • Pressure can be applied to the spinal cord or a spinal nerve
  • Issues can then result where the nerve goes to
  • Pain typically radiates out down the arm/s or leg/s

Neuralgia

  • Also known as ‘neuropathic pain’
  • Caused by disease or damage to the nervous system
  • Can get altered communication from the brain to the body
  • Symptoms can include pain, pins and needles

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

  • Caused by repetitive movement and overuse
  • Pain comes from muscles, nerves and tendons
  • Mostly affects the:
    • Shoulders
    • Elbows
    • Forearms
    • Wrists
    • Hands
    • Fingers

Sports Injuries

  • Common injuries are:
    • Sprains (ligament damage)
    • Strains (muscle/tendon damage)
  • Most common injury sites are ankles/knees/shoulders
  • Can affect your ability to carry on with the sporting activity
  • Untreated injuries can lead to further damage

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