Chronic muscular-skeletal problems
For those of you who suffer from long term ongoing painful conditions, a device that may help your is the Micro Ace Machine. This is a small electrical device which helps stimulate tissue repair, unlike a tens machine which blocks nerve conduction to provide only temporary relief.It has to be used every day for half an hour or so. There have been some encouraging results so far.The manufacturers offer a free 8 week trial then you either buy it for about £150 or send it back. I also have a machine for hire at £5 per 2 weeks. You really need to try it for 6 to 8 weeks to give it a fair trial.
In my experience most people who suffer from a lot of headaches also have a neck problem. I did an analysis of 150 patients who have come to me for treatment for their headaches (70 had migraines, 80 had chronic headaches) and overall 94% of them had a distinct upper neck dysfunction i.e. twists and strains in the upper neck vertebrae and muscles. Most suffered from neck pain or stiffness as well as their headache. I found that the majority of these people got benefit from my osteopathic treatment which in particular is aimed at helping to loosen the tight muscles and joints in the neck. This, in turn, helps to take the pressure off the nerves that go into the head and so lessen the headaches. A lot of headaches are actually referred pain from the neck.
Written by Clifford Lomas