Our Docklands Health professionals are highly skilled and able to assist you with a vast array of health conditions. This section contains a few of those conditions. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Low Back Pain
– There are 23 discs in total. They are present between all vertebrae.
– Pain emanating from facets is sometimes called facet syndrome.
– the narrowing of the canals in which nerves pass through the spine.
– is a forward slippage of one vertebra on top of another.
-Discs provide a cushioning between the hard bones, as well allowing for movement of one vertebra on top of another.
– a condition in which the neck is twisted with the ear pulled to one side and the chin rotated to the other side.
– a soft tissue injury to the neck, whereby the head has been forced into a sudden forward and backward movement.
– It is one of the most common of spinal complaints and typically responds very well to chiropractic care.
Pelvis & Hips
– The coccyx is a small bone (not much bigger than your fingernail) that sits at the end of the spine.
– an inflammatory condition that affects the joint formed between the two pubic bones at the front of the pelvis (pubic symphysis).
–Much has been said about the importance of these muscles in women, especially after giving birth.
– a small, fluid-filled sac that sits on the outer aspect of the hip.
Sciatica describes back-related leg pain, caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve, or the nerve branches that form the sciatic nerve.
Head & Jaw
– Pain and stiffness in the jaw that may radiate to the ear, temple or neck.
– most common type of headache.
–a constant throbbing pain felt in the temple or retro-orbital (behind the eye) area.
–clusters of short-lived attacks of severe pain, usually around the eye.
Mid Back Pain
– inflammation of the costal cartilages that connect the ribs to the breastbone (sternum). It causes pain and tenderness that is often present for many weeks.
– can give a sharp, burning pain for several days before the skin lesions appear and the diagnosis becomes obvious. Prior to the lesions appearing, a diagnosis of shingles may be difficult to make.
Kids & Pregnancy
– There are over 1 million visits by children to Australian chiropractors every year. In the USA this figure is as high as 30 million. Pregnancy
– The mechanical and hormonal changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy can lead to problems such as low back and pelvic pain, indigestion and sciatica.
Arthritis/ Joint Inflammation
–is associated with ‘wear and tear’ or ‘degeneration’ of the cartilage that form the cushion of joints.
–an autoimmune disease that can cause chronic inflammation of the joints and other areas of the body.
Muscle Strains & Tears
– The Achilles tendon is the extension of the calf muscle (gastrocnemius and soleus) as it attaches into the back of the heel.
–The calf can tear suddenly as a result of a large force, such as that when suddenly lunging forward or jumping.
–The hamstring is a large group of 3 muscles located in the back of the thigh.
–It is not uncommon for adductors to be injured with sudden side change of movement, such as football or soccer.
Ankle & Foot
–More commonly the tendon becomes inflamed due to overuse seen often with runners.
– usually occur when a person lands onto an uneven surface while jumping or running
–occurs when the fascia at the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed.
– over-pronation the roll of the foot increases beyond the normal 15 degrees, leading to excessive strain on supporting structures.
– an overuse injury that creates pain on the outer edge of the shin bone (tibia).
– Injury to this joint usually follows trauma, especially a fall onto an outstretched arm or a fall onto the tip of the shoulder.
– Bursitis usually coincides with
– a state in which the shoulder builds up significant scar tissue causing the joint capsule to contract and severely limit shoulder flexibility.
– the rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles and their tendons that attach from the shoulder blade (scapula) into the bone of the upper arm (humerus).
– The cartilage within the knee is known as a meniscus and there is a meniscus on both and inside (medial) and outside (lateral) of each knee.
– Aka Jumpers knee. Especially prevalent in athletes who play jumping sports, such as basketball and volleyball.
– wear and tear joint degeneration that leads to
– a condition that affects the alignment of the kneecap (patella).
Wrist & Hand Pain
– a condition characterized by degeneration of the cartilage that forms joints.
-a condition in which the median nerve becomes irritated or compressed as it passes through the wrist.
– a swelling that can occur at the wrist, hand and foot.
– the over-stretching of ligaments, and the wrist is a common site for this type of injury. This is usually the result of a fall onto an outstretched hand.
– a disorder characterized by the locking or catching of one or more fingers as they close to make a fist.
A condition that describes individuals who have difficulty sleeping or find it hard to fall or stay asleep. As a result, these individuals have trouble functioning during the daytime due to the lack of adequate sleep.
In chronic cases, it may lead to problems with concentration, irritability, depression and an increased risk of heart disease.
Anxiety & Depression
–When anxiety becomes overwhelming or continues well after the stressor has gone, it may be classified as an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders include, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Phobias, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
– a state of low mood and may include feelings of apathy, anxiousness, hopelessness and irritability. Depressed people often withdraw from social interaction or activities that they once enjoyed; have loss of appetite or over-eat; insomnia or excessive sleeping, fatigue, digestive disorders and various musculoskeletal complaints such as back pain.
Asthma is a common breathing disorder characterized by episodes of wheezing, breathlessness and chest tightness due to widespread narrowing of the airways. A cough may also be associated with asthma.
–often bought on by turning movements such as rotating the head or rolling over in bed (positional).
– inflammation and irritation of the inner ear (labyrinth). The most common cause of labyrinthitis is a viral infection.
– named after the French physician Prosper