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Blog. Meralgia Parethetica

How to treat Meralgia Paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica, also called Bernhardt-Roth syndrome, is a fairly common condition resulting from entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) running through your pelvis, groin and into the thighs becomes compressed. Although not life threatening, the symptoms can cause considerable problems for the patient. It is described as a syndrome characterised by a sensory symptoms of paraesthesia and burning pain, affecting mainly the lateral or, less commonly, the anterior part of the thigh with no motor signs. This can be caused by swelling, trauma, or pressure narrowing these openings and squeezing the nerve.
Common causes of Meralgia Paresthetica may include: -Repetitive motion of the legs -Recent injuries to the hip -Wearing tight clothing -Weight gain -Pregnancy.
We at the West London Clinic treat this condition with laser acupuncture which produces rapid improvement, sometimes effecting a cure after only one or two treatments. For any further questions, or alternatively booking an appointment please contact us on 08009949525 or email us at info@westlondonosteopathy.co.uk.

Blog. Bells Palsy

How laser acupuncture can help Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis resulting from damage or trauma to one of the two facial nerves that is known as the seventh cranial nerve. The paralysis causes distortion of facial features and interferes with normal facial function, such as closing the eyes, chewing, and eating. The onset is rapid and is characterised by unilateral facial weakness and patients often fear that they may have suffered a stroke. The cause of Bell's palsy is not clear, most cases are thought to be caused by the herpes virus that causes cold sores.
Each year in the United States around 40,000 people develop Bell’s palsy, and approximately 1 in 5000 people in the UK gets affected. It affects approximately 1 person in 65 during a lifetime. Worldwide statistics indicate a frequency of about .02% of the population. Incidence of Bell's palsy in males and females, as well as in various races, is approximately the same. The condition can develop at any age, but seems to be most common in those aged between 15 and 60 years. Laser acupuncture can help in the treatment of Bell's palsy by reducing inflammation of the nerve that controls muscles on one side of the face, and by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors and enhancing local microcirculation, by increasing the diameter and blood flow velocity of peripheral arterioles and as well as nerve and muscular stimulation by influencing the production of the body's communication substance hormones and neurotransmitters. The resulting biochemical changes activate the body's self-regulating homeostatic systems.
We at The West London Osteopathy & Acupuncture clinic, treat this condition. For any further questions, or alternatively booking an appointment please contact us on 08009949525 or email us at info@westlondonosteopathy.co.uk

Management of low back pain

Low back pain is very common. It affects millions of people worldwide. In most cases, you don't need surgery for low back pain. But in rare cases, severe back pain can be a sign of prolapsed disc or cauda equina syndrome (CES) a condition that usually requires urgent surgical treatment. Sciatica is a common neurological complaint, the most common cause of which is a prolapsed disc that causes pressure on a nerve root. The sciatic nerve runs under the piriformis muscle from the lower back, down through the hips and buttocks, and along the back of the leg into the foot. It originates from the L4 through S3 spinal nerves. The sciatic nerve supplies sensation and strength to the deep muscles of the buttocks and hips, as well as the muscles of the hamstring group, the lower leg, and some of the muscles of the foot, and the reflexes of the leg. Any of the muscles that are directly supplied by this nerve can become affected. As such, when the sciatic nerve is impaired, it can lead to muscle weakness and or numbness or tingling in the leg, ankle, foot, and or toes.

Additional common causes of sciatica include:

-Piriformis syndrome which develops when the piriformis muscle, a small muscle that lies deep in the buttocks, becomes tight or spasms, which can put pressure on and irritate the sciatic nerve- Spinal stenosis results from narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back with pressure on the nerves -Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another one-Degenerative disc disease, wear and tear or breakdown of discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae-Pregnancy.

We at The West London Osteopathy & Acupuncture clinic, can treat both acute and chronic as well as rehabilitation of sciatica pain. For any further questions, or alternatively booking an appointment please contact us on 08009949525 or email us at info@westlondonosteopathy.co.uk.

To get laser pain therapy done for sports injury in Harley Street or Chiswick, call us on 0800 994 9525

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