Do you have back pain that just won’t go away, is starting to get worse or just continues to come back every now and then?
Back pain is generally a result of muscle imbalances that causes pain and inflammation to a localised area such as a joint.
Back pain treatment involves identifying which joints and muscles in your body have been aggravated and started to cause pain. They can be treated through various joint movements, muscle work, and rehabilitation.
At Osmosis Chiro we have helped thousands of patients with the relief of back pain. We differ with our use of both soft tissue therapy and chiropractic adjustments to achieve long-lasting results.
Neck & Shoulder Pain
Neck and shoulder pain is a common condition seen in our practice due to uses of computer and digital devices.
A complete assessment of the neck, shoulders and upper back is essential to resolve the problem together with a complete postural analysis and habit retraining to prevent the problem from reoccurring.
When treating someone with neck pain they are always surprised just how tight their muscles are in the shoulder and upper back.
Our treatment focuses on gently increasing the movement of your joints, reducing muscular tension through your neck and shoulders and improving and strengthening areas of your spine to stop your pain from coming back.
Like lower back pain, most people who get treatment for sciatica often only get symptomatic relief.
Sciatica is often felt as numbness or tingling running down into the leg, foot, and toes. If you experience sciatica it can be an extremely painful problem to live with since it can really limit your daily activities.
For medical professionals, sciatica is technically a “pinching” or compression of the sciatic nerve either in the lower back, buttocks or leg. A bulging disc pushing on the sciatic nerve most commonly causes sciatica pain.
At Osmosis Chiro, we provide adjustments that can relieve pressure off the sciatic nerve and also correct any underlying muscle imbalances that can contribute to bulging discs in the lower back.
Headaches & Migraines
Headaches are usually an extension of neck, mid & upper back issues.
Migraines are not “just bad headaches”. They can be painful and are usually accompanied by nausea, light or noise sensitivity and visual disturbances.
Headaches and migraines can be on one or both sides of the head, a tight band across your forehead, or a dull ache at the base of the skull.
With headaches, you most likely also have a tense neck, back, jaw and/or tight shoulders. A lot of the time, tense muscles are a result of stress. We treat these muscular tensions and pain with our soft tissue therapy and chiropractic treatment.
The human body is sometimes faced with painful reminders of our physical limitations.
Most active sports can result in strained and torn tendons, wrenched joints and pulled muscles.
In order to effectively deal with sports injuries, a thorough understanding of the biomechanics of a particular sport or movement is required to be able to identify what caused the injury in the first place.
At Osmosis Chiro we understand the structural nature of the human body. We use a combination of spinal adjustments, soft tissue massage, and rehabilitation exercises for a complete recovery.
Posture can have dramatic effects on the musculoskeletal system and on our health.
Poor posture is increasingly common as we sit for long periods of time both at home and work. Our long uses of digital devices are adding to the problem.
Whether it's currently causing you pain or not, poor posture will create pressure on your joints and muscles, which over time leads to pain, injuries and long term health issues.
Common injuries and problems caused by poor posture include neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, headaches, and migraines.
At Osmosis Chiro, we believe prevention is the best treatment. If you notice you have poor posture, come see us and correct your posture before it starts to cause you health issues.
Jaw pain commonly arises from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), this joint connects your jaw to your skull. TMJ disorders are often felt as pain in the jaw, clicking or popping, difficulty with chewing and even headaches.
TMJ disorders are usually due to strain or stress through the joint and surrounding muscles, but can also be due to a multitude of other reasons including postural imbalances and neck complaints.
It is usually a combination of factors that influence the severity of your symptoms.
At Osmosis, our treatment consists of relieving stress in the muscles around the TMJ and is combined with the treatment of neck symptoms to deliver effective relief for jaw pain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. It commonly presents with numbness or tingling sensations into the palm, thumb, index and middle fingers.
It is recommended that a trial of conservative care should be taken before invasive surgery is considered.
At Osmosis, we provide conservative care in the form of muscle release, joint mobilisations and rehab exercises whilst working in conjunction with your GP to achieve the best possible outcomes for carpal tunnel syndrome.