chiropractic Services Ireland
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Common Conditions seen at our office include:
Back pain is common and effects most of us at some time in our life. In our office the majority of people are receiving care for a back pain. In some cases the pain comes on suddenly with little warning and in others the pain is persistent and recurs over a long period of time. The pain may come and go, it may move around or it may remain as a dull ache that gets worse in certain positions.
At Stillorgan Chiropractic Services Ireland you will get an expert assessment and a personalised report of the findings, so that you can take an active role in your recovery.
The majority of people with back pain are suffering from what is known as ‘simple’ or ‘mechanical’ back pain. This means that the pain is related to the structural elements not moving correctly. Joints, muscles, ligaments and discs may all be involved. Over time, these parts can tighten up, weaken or become unstable due to abnormal tension or stress.
Simple back pain can be caused by poor posture, prolonged sitting in an uncomfortable position, and even muscular tension due to emotional or work-related stress.
Less frequently, the nerves of the back can sometimes become irritated, compressed or trapped. Again, there can be many reasons why this happens, but slipped discs or wear and tear can lead to pain spreading down the leg, which is commonly referred to as sciatica. This can be accompanied by pins and needles, tingling, numbness and weakness in all or part of the leg and foot.
Taking the first step is the most difficult, but when you’re back doing the things you love, you will wonder why you waited!
In our office we see an increasing number of people who have neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches, which can often occur together. The pain can be severe and it is often difficult to turn the head in one or both directions. In many cases this comes on without warning (upon waking for example) and sometimes it builds up gradually over a period of days or weeks.
Worry or stress can cause tension in the neck and shoulders and can delay recovery of existing neck pain.
Sports Injuries & Performance
The nature of sport and improving skills is that certain movements are repeated so they get easier.
If it is basketball or darts, tennis or rugby, swimming or football the efforts we make will train our body and mind to make more efficient use of our energy, giving us the freedom to enjoy the activity
Injuries occur when trauma results in damage to tissues. Recovery from injury is greatly improved with chiropractic. That’s because we focus on function – restoring proper motion. This means greater efficiency.
Our body keeps record of our experiences. It is a story unfolding. These experiences may be old injuries which can hold us back and tighten our muscles, making us doubt ourselves, fearful of moving into unknown territory. We must navigate the outer reaches of what is safe if we are to glimpse into the unknown.
This is simply taking action before an event occurs. It is preparation. If we are to reduce the likelihood of a crisis we must work on the problems as they arise. Like most athletes who have benefited from chiropractic, you may wish to get a ‘tune-up’ once in a while to keep injury at bay.
Andrew uses his training in sports science & exercise physiology along with his experience as a sportsman to helps athletes to recover from as well as prevent injuries.
Having a proper assessment by an experienced chiropractor is important. A careful history and examination will instruct the chiropractor on how and where to make the correction or adjustment. Advice on how to manage the condition such as stretches or exercises as well as supports and pillows means that you can return to your work and doing the things you enjoy as soon as possible.
Headaches & Migraines
Headache is a relatively common problem, effecting about one in five people in Ireland. In many cases those effected report having to take time off work as well as resorting to medication to treat the symptoms. Migraines are a special type of a headache that is more severe and is accompanied by other symptoms in addition to head pain. At Stillorgan Chiropractic Services in Ireland we use a combination of techniques to treat both tension headaches and migraine headaches
What’s the Difference Between Tension Headaches and Migraine Headaches?
Ordinary headaches can manifest as aching or pressure anywhere on the head, such as the back, side or around the eyes. Migraine headaches involve pain on one side of the head. The individual may also experience nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and vision problems. Many individuals report experiencing an “aura” or warning before a headache begins. Some also have depression, constipation, irritability or food cravings before a migraine.
Causes of Common Headaches
Individuals may develop a headache from long periods of close work that taxes the eyes. Loud sounds or bright lights can also cause a headache. Lack of sleep or blood sugar changes can lead to a headache.
Causes of Migraines
Genetics is thought to be a factor in migraine headaches. The environment may also play a part. Weather changes and changes in barometric pressure can also trigger migraine headaches. Hormonal fluctuations, medications, and food sensitivities are also linked to migraines.
Chiropractic Services Ireland Care Can Help Headache/Migraine Pain
Your chiropractor can use a number of techniques to relieve a headache or migraine pain. Manual adjustment re-aligns the spine reducing tension in neck muscles and taking pressure off sensitive nerves around the base of the skull.
A combination of manual therapy and soft-tissue techniques as well as avoidance of triggers offers a safe and natural way to manage symptoms as well as treating the underlying cause of the headache.
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