Could using Voltarol leave you permanently disabled?
By Michael Walker, Lead Osteopath at Avenue Health
This all sounds marvellous and possibly too good to be true, and as we all know, things that are too good to be true usually are. Pain relieving products can be very useful and help to relieve the discomfort you feel after an injury, but they can also be very dangerous and lead you into a false sense of security.
The pain you are feeling is your body’s way of telling you that you have an injury; preventing the sensation of pain will not cure your injury, but only take away the symptoms. Just imagine you are driving along the motorway in your car and a warning light flashes on your dashboard to alert you to a malfunction if you were to place a piece of card over the dashboard and could no longer see the warning light, do you think this would resolve the problem? The chances are your car would suffer from a serious failure or malfunction further down the road; this is similar to the way pain-relieving drugs work.
The Chocolate Migraine Lie!
At Avenue Health our practitioners can help to prevent migraine attacks from happening in the first place.
At Avenue Health, our qualified osteopaths will treat you using a variety of techniques to relieve muscle tension and restricted joints, both of which are important factors in helping to prevent the frequency and severity of migraine attacks. Osteopaths believe that if your body is functioning correctly, your hormone balance will be maintained and you will be less likely to suffer from a migraine. Research has also shown that osteopaths can help with the prevention of a migraine and other types of headaches.
We are offering 50% off your first acupuncture treatment in September.
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If you are unsure about which type of headache you are experiencing, why not pop along to Avenue Health for a consultation with one of our osteopaths? For £20 you can have a 30-minute initial consultation which includes a full assessment, a diagnosis of your type of headache, and a recommended treatment plan to help relieve your symptoms.
Four reasons why conventional advice on how you should sit at your workstation can make you ill.
By Michael Walker, Lead Osteopath at Avenue Health.
I believe that the information given to most people regarding their workstation is ineffective and can actually lead to continual back pain, tired and aching muscles and/or headaches.
We have all seen those lovely diagrams or even had an ergonomic assessment at work showing the optimal height for your elbows, computer screens, keyboards and chair position. You have then probably tried to adopt the “correct posture” sitting up straight, arms at 90° and head upright, so why are you still suffering with the symptoms mentioned above after spending just an hour or so in front of your computer screen? You may also feel completely drained and fatigued at the end of your working day.
I have been working as an osteopath in a busy practice for over 10 years now and I can guarantee that when I assess them, nearly every patient of mine who works at a computer will have painful areas in their back and neck with restricted joints and tight muscles. It usually takes just a few treatments to sort out all ...