Pain Symptoms

 

Pain symptoms are extensive and complicated, and as such, everybody experiences pain differently.  ‘Pain’ as a word can describe very broad and differing acute or chronic conditions such as headaches, migraine pain, musculoskeletal pain or pain in conjunction with allergies, pregnancy and injury. Whilst most pain doesn’t land you in hospital, certain types of pain can make everyday life a struggle, whereas others are inhibiting and disabling. Sometimes pain can linger subtly until it becomes a bigger problem, and in other cases it can make a large impact suddenly. Pain can often cause other pain to occur, and sometimes injuries can cause pain elsewhere in the body. Pain can also often be symptoms of other underlying conditions.

 

Because pain conditions and symptoms differ so widely, we strongly advise that any diagnosis or treatment involves consultation with your GP. Along with advice from your GP, you’re welcome to bring any scans or x-rays to your session with us.

 

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Sports Injuries

 

As a country, we enjoy our sport. At Brunswick Acupuncture, we love to support our patients in their active and healthy lifestyles. That’s why we understand that sometimes niggling sports injuries can crop up.

 

Injury conditions can vary greatly in type and severity. We work with the diagnosis from your GP or specialist doctors, and you can bring any scans or x-rays to help us understand your issue.

 

In more serious cases, the road to rehabilitation and recovery from a sports injury can be tough. In understanding this, our practitioners aim to provide you with support through this time. We can be a part of your team and work alongside your other health providers to help you get back on your feet.

 

Brunswick Acupuncture’s principle practitioner Andrew Fox is passionate about working alongside patients experiencing sports injuries. With his previous role as Supervisor at the Australian College of Sports Therapy, Andrew is understanding of the mental and physical demands you may encounter. At every session, he assesses patient feedback with the aim to provide immediate and ongoing assistance.

 

For an obligation free call, contact Andrew Fox on (03) 9387 3998.

 

Hayfever Symptoms

Hayfever allergies tend to flare up around Spring. For some people though, hayfever can plague them throughout the year.

Hayfever can present itself differently across different people. Some hayfever sufferers experience watery and itchy eyes, sneezing or itchy throats. Others can develop sinus issues, or for some, the pressure caused by blocked sinuses can manifest into dull headaches, sore throats or leave them feeling unwell.

 

Hayfever is often referred to by its technical medical term “allergic rhinitis”  and commonly there’s 2 types; seasonal and perennial. We often see people presenting with both types of hayfever.

Hayfever allergies can be irritating and disruptive to your daily activities, sometimes rendering sunny walks outdoors into a snotty mess. Understandably, people are often after relief so that they can enjoy their day without fear of their environment.

 

Sometimes, blocked noses can lead onto other issues such as headaches. Headaches can be a double whammy of discomfort for those already suffering from other allergy symptoms. Our practitioners know too well the burden that allergies can have and we enjoy working with people who want to get on top of their hayfever symptoms. Contact us here.



Headaches and Migraines

Frequent headaches and migraines can be a major disruption to your work, study and daily life. Migraines and headaches can be unpredictable and may be influenced by a number of factors such as neck, stress, hormonal and other medical related reasons. Also, people may present with headaches as a symptom of conditions such as hayfever.

Headaches and migraines are invisible, and as such they can be overlooked or downplayed as something that will just “go away”. Headaches and migraines are common, but we don’t think that’s reason enough to accept it as an ongoing problem.

 

If you’re already seeing a GP for your symptoms and want an understanding practitioner, book an appointment with us. We aspire to provide our patients with a supportive practice that can help you ease the burden of headaches and migraines.



Women’s Health

Pain

For many women, pain can occur for a number of factors outside of physical injuries. Pain may present in women with period pain, back or pelvic pain from pregnancy and associative pain that may stem from hormonal reasons such as headaches and migraines.

 

Just because these types of pain are commonplace, it doesn’t mean that they should be overlooked. Through the pressures of work, family and life, our practice would like to support all women who want to prioritise their health and wellness. We enjoy working with women who want to get to the bottom of their symptoms.

 

Ongoing symptoms shouldn’t be treated lightly and any underlying issues should be thoroughly investigated by your GP.

 

By taking into account diagnosis or treatment from your GP, our practitioners are cognisant to your individual situation. Our practitioners are patient and perceptive to the range of problems that can arise to different people at different stages of life.

 

Feel free to contact us for an obligation free call on  (03) 9387 3998.

 

Period Pain

Many women may experience some form of period pain, but for some this pain can be excruciating and debilitating. What’s more, it’s hard to predict the severity and duration of period pain. The Australian government’s Health Direct website describes two types of period pain - primary and secondary.

 

Primary period pain can be described when there seems to be no underlying condition. It’s often unknown as to what exactly causes this type of pain and symptoms like cramps can be very common.

 

The secondary type of period pain is caused by other underlying problems that can include conditions like endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease.

 

It’s very difficult to tell period pain conditions apart, so we believe it’s important that any ongoing symptoms are investigated fully by a GP to seek out or rule out any other potential underlying problem. We’re cognisant of the spectrum of issues that can arise and aim to support you alongside your GP.

 

It can be discouraging to experience things like aches, tiredness and nausea every month. If you’d like a practitioner who cares about your menstrual cycle and hormonal health, book an appointment with us.

 

Hot Flushes

Hot flushes are a very common symptom of menopause. For some women they occur occasionally, but for others they can be very uncomfortable and unpleasant. In severe cases, menopausal hot flushes can interfere with the quality of your everyday life.

 

Women who find the severity and frequency of menopausal hot flushes unbearable may want to seek support in conjunction with other professional medical advice to help ease symptoms. If you’re already seeing a GP and you are looking for a supportive practitioner, contact us for a 1-on-1 consultation or an obligation free call.

 

IVF

Our team has had over 17 years experience working alongside singles and couples who are wanting to go through the IVF process. We understand that IVF can be time consuming, financial costs can be expensive, and repeated cycles can be physically and emotionally exhausting.

 

At our clinic, we aspire to create a supportive and understanding environment to ease the stress and worries that come with the maze of IVF treatments, appointments, scans and protocols. Reducing stress levels can contribute to a more positive experience during this taxing time.

 

We encourage all men and women who are going through IVF to have had full testing by their GP or other specialists to ensure there are no other underlying issues that could hinder conception.

 

Furthermore, according to AHPRA, there’s more and more research into how we can assist those going through the IVF process. Thorough advice from your GP and IVF specialist can help find out whether acupuncture may assist you in your IVF procedure.

 

Any diagnosis of infertility from your specialist and the IVF cycle stage you’re at can be taken into account, and within our Chinese medicine framework we can discuss techniques for relaxation and rest. To make things as easy as possible, you can also book an appointment online whenever you’d like to see us.

 

Pregnancy

Back, Hip and Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Significant changes can happen to your body during pregnancy. Carrying the extra weight, some women may find issues such as their pelvis, hip and back becoming unstable.

Some women who experience mild back pain before they are pregnant, may find that their symptoms are exacerbated during pregnancy. Other women may experience completely new symptoms of pain because there’s more movement through the back and pelvic area during pregnancy. Pain during pregnancy can interfere with your work, daily activities and sleep.

If you would like a caring and gentle practitioner that is understanding of the strains that pregnancy can place on your body, book an appointment with us.