Low Back Pain & Sciatica.
Patient: Man 36 years
Complaint: Sudden onset of Low Back Pain and Sciatica while lifting at work 3 days earlier.
Treatment: No treatment was given at the first consultation, as the condition was too painful and inflamed – Treatment would have made the condition worse at this stage. The patient was instructed to rest at home for 3 days and take analgesics.
Treatment began 3 days later with
Acupuncture and Osteopathic Spinal Manipulation.
The patient was 80% improved 2 days later, when he had a second treatment.
The patient received a third treatment 1 week later, and was almost pain free by this stage.
The patient was advised to return if he felt it necessary.
Prognosis: Good, but must take care to lift within his physical limit.
Tension Type Headache
Patient: Woman 49 Years
Occupation: University Administrator
Pain: Constant 4/10
Complaint: Constant, ongoing Headache which is present day and night. This headache eases with analgesics, but never clears. Onset, 3 weeks. Stress at work and poor posture are the major cause.
Treatment: Treatment was gentle Massage and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. The back and front of the neck, back of the head, jaw & facial muscles were all treated.
There was a lot of dialog. The patient was able, confidentially, to speak about what was causing her unhappiness and frustration.
After 2 treatments her Headache was gone, but there was a lot of
muscle tension remaining, which required another 4 treatments at weekly intervals.
This patient comes for treatment every month, to keep things at bay.