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  • Shared Experiences

    Managing neck and back pain

    With the following traditional choices available to deal with/ manage neck and or back pain, which have you found to be the most beneficial? General practitioner (doctor), chiropractor, osteopath, physiotherapist, remedial masseur, myotherapy, exercise physiologist? Why?
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  • Darryl @team healthshare

    HealthShare Member

    Good question. Have thought the same myself.

  • Neil Synnott

    Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist

    I am qualified as a PHYSIOTHERAPIST and ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST.I primarily use the McKENZIE METHOD for assessment and management of musculoskeletal pain disorders. The McKENZIE … View Profile

    Hi Darryl, Have you experienced neck or back pain significant enough to get treatment? If so, which discipline did you attend to first (and second if referred) and what was the result? Any perceptions of the treatment ‘experience’?

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    Rochelle @team healthshare

    HealthShare Member

    I have alot of neck and back pain. I have tried physio, chiro and osteo and I have tried many different practitioners over the years. I seem to get the best outcome from osteo (in fact I am off to an appointment right now). I feel a massive relief and improvement in just one session and the best thing is i dont seem to have to keep going back. I go back every 6 months or so but it lasts me that long. Which i think is brilliant. I think my osteo is a bit of guru..

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    Neil Synnott

    Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist

    I am qualified as a PHYSIOTHERAPIST and ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST.I primarily use the McKENZIE METHOD for assessment and management of musculoskeletal pain disorders. The McKENZIE … View Profile

    Hi Rochelle,



    Excellent to hear you get relief from a single osteopathic session…! While back and neck pain are complex conditions- and not always easily and quickly resolved, a good practitioner should be providing relief from manual techniques - mobilisation, massage - AND educating re self-management strategies include appropriate exercise.



    Please keep up with your osteo guru!



    Regards, Neil

  • Jenny Wallis

    HealthShare Member

    I read through your list and had to look up osteo and myo… to find out what they are! The osteo sounds like a good option for seeing re my sore knee, and i found there is one in my town, yippee. The myo sounds like an interesting option for more muscular problems. Thought I would jump in and thank you for opening up this new idea for me! Jen

  • Neil Synnott

    Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist

    I am qualified as a PHYSIOTHERAPIST and ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST.I primarily use the McKENZIE METHOD for assessment and management of musculoskeletal pain disorders. The McKENZIE … View Profile

    Hi Jen,



    Again, great to hear you are keen on sorting out your musculoskeletal (knee) complaints. Musculoskeletal complaints can be a big barrier for people achieving the required amount/ dose of exercise each day to assist with preventative health management. Your knee pain could be related to your knee, foot, hip, low back - so an osteo or physio would be best the option to sort out the contributing factors. Like you mentioned, a myotherapist deals with muscular issues.



    Regards, Neil 

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