Many people experience neck pain throughout their lifetime which are not necessarily attributed to an injury.
At OsteoCare Craigieburn will undertake a thorough assessment to work out the cause of your neck pain and use a variety of techniques to help overcome the issue.
Our highly skilled osteopaths will settle inflammation, restore blood flow and encourage movement back into the joints.
If you are suffering neck pain or discomfort, it is important to address any small issues as they arise. More than often than not, smaller issues associated with neck pain are often faster to heal and relatively inexpensive.
Commonly treated conditions of neck pain include:
- Prolonged straining (looking up or down)
- Sleeping in an uncomfortable position
- Stress or chiropractic manipulation
- Overuse or poor posture
Headaches are a common problem where pain is experienced around head, neck and face areas.
Headaches often occur when there is no underlying illness or injury. People commonly experience headaches because of tension, migraines, hormonal changes, side effect of medication or drugs, sinus or tooth pain for example.
Here at OsteoCare Craigieburn, we will undertake a comprehensive consultation to understand what may be causing your headaches. We will ask you questions that may relate to your levels of stress, physical activities, diet or how you work, so we can accurately assess your condition and apply the right treatment.
The most common complaints associated with headaches include:
- Lack of sleep
- Poor posture
- Eye strain
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Incorrect eye wear prescription
- Head injuries
Sports & Repetitive Injuries
Sports and repetitive injuries can be a major setback for anyone who engages in professional sports or general fitness activities.
OsteoCare Craigieburn treats sporting injuries such as muscle tears or strains, hip, leg or ankle pain and ligament sprains. We also treat repetitive injuries associated with rowing, swimming, tennis, gymnastics. If you are an elite athlete or engaging in general fitness, our professional team of osteopaths are here to help.
We know how frustrating a sporting or repetitive injury can be when it disrupts your everyday activities and physical fitness routine. Our highly skilled osteopaths can treat injury prevention, rehabilitation, ongoing management and treatment to improve your range of movement and performance.
Commonly treated conditions of sports and repetitive injuries include:
- Hamstring, calf and groin strains
- Ligament sprains
- Neck and back strains
- Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries
- Back and neck spasms
Scoliosis (s-shaped curvature of the spine)
Scoliosis is defined as abnormal sideways (s-sharped) curve of the spine. It usually occurs in children and teenagers prior to a growth spurt.
The majority of cases are mild, with few symptoms however some children develop spine deformities that get more severe as they grow. Severe scoliosis can be painful and disabling however there are a number of treatments that can help manage scoliosis.
OsteoCare Craigieburn have a team of qualified professionals that take the time to examine and understand your medial history. They will work closely with you and/or your child to apply the most appropriate treatment to help improve the condition.
Our osteopaths treat a wide range of issues relating to scoliosis, including:
- Tilted waist
- Protruding shoulder blade
- Pronounced curve when the child bends forward
- Uneven shoulders or hips
- Bump in the lower back
- Numbness, weakness, or pain in the legs
- Trouble walking
- Trouble standing up straight
- Cardiovascular problems
Muscle Strains and Tears
The most common cause of muscle strains and tears occur when there has been damage to muscle or its attaching tendons.
These types of injuries are commonly caused by sudden heavy lifting, not warming up properly before exercise, playing sports, carrying out workplace tasks or even when undertaking normal everyday activities.
Muscle strains and tears can occur as a result of repetitive injuries which stress a muscle by doing the same motion over and over.
OsteoCare Craigieburn are committed to treating your muscle injury to get you back to normal activities as soon as possible. Our qualified osteopaths will manage your recovery and help you avoid getting the same injury again.
The majority of people who suffer from back pain don’t actually have damage to their spine. The pain is often generated from the muscles, ligaments and joints.
Back pain usually occurs as a result of lifting too much, prolonged sitting and lying down, sleeping in an uncomfortable position or from having a heavy bag on your back..
OsteoCare Craigieburn understands how debilitating back pain can be. Our osteopaths will treat your condition to relieve your pain and reduce any tension. We will manage ongoing treatment if necessary, to ensure the likelihood of the pain returning is minimal.
We take a holistic approach to treating back pain and undertake a thorough assessment before we apply the necessary therapy.
Our osteopaths treat a wide range issues associated with back pain, including:
- Muscle or ligament strain
- Repetitive or heavy lifting
- Sudden awkward movement
- Being overweight
- Skeletal irregularities
- Postural problems