• Muscle pain
• Joint pain
• Limb pain
• Growing pains
• Accidents, sports injuries
• Whiplash injury
• Spinal pain
• Intervertebral disk disorders
• After operations and joint replacement
These symptoms are very common in children. Children experience these symptoms just as frequently and as severely as adults. However, children are treated much less frequently or not at all, because their disorders are not taken seriously. We specialise in the treatment of these types of pain. In the pain therapy for adults, headaches, migraine, whiplash injury, spinal pain, pain in the muscles and joints, arthroses, intervertebral disk disorders, pain after operations and joint replacement, accidents and sports injuries predominate.
Chronic pain affecting the musculoskeletal system, but also headaches and migraine, are always accompanied by disturbances of the musculature. “Accompanied” here means the pure co-incidence, in which there is not necessarily a causal connection, although there may well be one. Improvement or elimination of the disturbance in muscle function by manual medicine and osteopathic medicine generally eliminates or considerably alleviates the disorders.
In most cases the musculature is not the cause of the pain. However, it is very often the site where the pain is felt. Pain leads to an avoidance posture, and thus to faulty control of the muscles. A vicious circle develops, which worsens in time because the avoidance posture and the faulty control alter the musculature so that pain is provoked increasingly more easily and becomes more severe.
If someone twists their ankle, they limp. This alters the mechanics of the pelvis and can lead to backache. The swaying of the body when limping can be the cause of neck pain, which in turn can continue to be present independently long after the ankle injury has healed. These distant effects are called linkage.
All the muscles of the body must be regarded as one single organ with the muscles linked to each other and controlled by the central nervous system. It may well be that in a case of headaches, apart from the cervical column, scalp and jaws, the pelvic joints or even the calf muscles or the foot joints also need to be treated. On the other hand, it may be necessary in cases of pain in the knee joint to treat the upper cervical column and lower thoracic column. Several treatment sessions are necessary in order to obtain a prolonged improvement in the control of the muscles and the joints.
The treatment techniques developed at the Clinic for Manual Medicine specially for children are painless and particularly gentle. It has been shown that the adults generally prefer this type of treatment to the techniques otherwise used in manual medicine. For the therapy of pain in the region of the spinal cord and the extremities, three to five manual medicine treatments within a few days are generally sufficient. These treatments are given exclusively by doctors. The functional disturbances of muscles, connective tissue and joints in the whole body are diagnosed and brought closer to normal or eliminated by the various techniques of manual medicine (chirotherapy, Atlas therapy, osteopathic techniques). The aim of treatment is to alter the patient’s posture and movements so lastingly that in this altered starting situation the disorders are no longer induced, as long as the improved movement patterns are followed.