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What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition that affects up to one in ten women. It is a condition in which endometrial like tissue (the endometrium lines the uterus and sheds monthly), grows outside of the uterus. It can grow in the pelvic cavity, the pelvic wall, on the ovaries, the bowel, bladder and the ligaments and fascia that support the uterus and pelvic organs. In some it may even grow in distal sites around the body.
The cause of endometriosis is still unknown however there are many theories and known aggravating factors. It is considered a chronic multifactorial condition. Genetics, diet, lifestyle, hormones such as oestrogen, stress and the gut and/or vaginal microbiome all facilitate a person’s predisposition to endometriosis.
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Joint pain is a common complaint that more and more people are experiencing. Typically though, with our busy lifestyles, we tend to ignore the signs that our body needs help. By the time we do notice the aches and pains coming from our joints, it has become a significant problem with other factors and areas of the body contributing and causing more pain and discomfort.
Don’t let your joint pain interfere with your life! Our Osteopath Emma takes us through the symptoms of joint pain, the causes and how Osteopathy can alleviate your pain today! Continue reading “Do You Suffer From Joint Pain?”
Pain drags us down in many ways and prevents us from getting the most out of life. There are many strategies available to find the source of your pain and address it but understanding it and knowing how it works is a great first step to relief.
There are many different types of pain, including:
- Peripheral pain – inflammation or mechanical damage eg Torn muscle
- Neuropathic – damage or entrapment of peripheral nerves eg Shingles
- Central – central disturbance in pain processing eg Fibromyalgia
Are you taking the correct nutrient or herbs for your pain? Continue reading “Are you sick of being in pain?”
Any type of pain is …a pain!
But we need to remember that pain is our body’s way of telling something isn’t right. By listening to our body and addressing the cause, we can create a plan to manage or combat or manage pain efficiently and effectively.
A Naturopathic approach to managing pain may include applying a combination of herbs, nutritional and lifestyle strategies to reduce inflammation and improve the strength, structure and function of the underlying tissues and systems of the body that are being affected. Not only do we need to take into account the physical factors involved, but also how the condition can affect emotionally and mentally; as well as how it affects our ability to move, work and play. One study on back pain followed 100 people over a course of four years. The study reported that participants who scored low on the psychological tests were three times more likely to experience back pain by the end of the four years.
There are 3 top herbal remedies I use for reducing pain in my patients….
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Most of us experience aches and pain throughout our body on a semi regular basis.
But what do they mean, and what are they telling us?
Generally they are signals warning us that there is some level of dysfunction. The signals vary in feeling, area and intensity and should always be paid attention to. By paying attention to the signals they are sending we are able to work towards finding the underlying cause and by addressing this, to help you find relief and avoid a recurrence.
There are 3 main types of pain that osteopathy can assist with …
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Shoulder pain is a frequent complaint that I see in my patients daily and something that everyone experiences at least once in their lives. The shoulder needs to be one of the most mobile joint’s in the body as it is used from the minute we wake in the morning to the time we fall asleep at night, as well as fairly frequently while we sleep! Therefore pain, tightness or loss of motion in the shoulder or in surrounding areas causes significant problems in a patient’s daily life.
Common shoulder problems arise from muscles, ligaments and tendons of the shoulder and surrounding area not performing as they should. Typically they cause numerous problems in patients being unable to perform daily activities such as reaching overhead. Many patients come to the clinic after months of ignoring their pain which results in a worsening of symptoms and a longer recovery time. It is always best with all new pains to seek treatment sooner rather than later so as to avoid potential chronic and debilitating injuries which take longer to resolve. Continue reading “Shoulder Pain Dragging You Down?”
Neck pain is a common complain I see as an Osteopath, and affects nearly everyone at some point in their life. The neck is a highly mobile area of our body, adjusting constantly to provide movement and support while we carry out our daily activities. For this reason it is an area that frequent problems occur.
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