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Bursitis & Arthritis

Bursitis

Bursitis is usually diagnosed through radiology –patients will be referred for a scan and advised that their ‘bursa’ is swollen. Once Bursitis has been officially diagnosed, they will usually be recommended treatment in the form of a cortisone injection. Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory which sounds like it would make sense because you there is swelling in your bursa. However, this is a bandaid and does not address the core issue: how did I get bursitis in the first place? The Bursa is a very thin wall with a little sack that contains joint fluid.

A healthy bursa is very thin which is why it can get a little fluid in it – if it gets swollen however, the walls become thicker, increasing the amount of fluid inside it. Injecting your bursa with cortisone will not necessarily get rid of the reason why the swollen bursa developed in the first place. We try to determine and treat the underlying condition rather than the swollen Bursa, itself, which we find to be a far more effective approach in the long run.

Arthritis

Many times, when someone complains of chronic back or neck pain Doctors instantly assume they have arthritis. Often, however, a lot of their pain actually comes from instability in their spine, not inflammation. We offer therapies and management that tremendously benefit and help their spine stability. Using a highly specialised technique, we straighten up the body part that needs treating, in order to make it stronger. This method stems from the word ‘proliferation’ which means – to ‘increase in abundance’. Making the tissues that are already there stronger, improving joint support and pain levels overall.