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I came to David from a friends recommendation. I wasn't sure what to expect but I am so happy I went and wish I had found David years before. I have been in chronic 24/7 pain in both my knees for approx. 5yrs. I have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, joint hypermobility, mild early onset osteoarthritis in my L knee and moderate osteoarthritis in my R knee. Over the last 5yrs I have been to homeopathic hospital tried homeopathic medication, homeopathic injections into my knees, knee lotions and potions, splints, supports, painkillers, physio, tens machine for 3hrs every night on high intensity and pain clinic. Nothing helped, physio and pain clinics discharged me as they didn't know what to do with my complex conditions. I was on 33 high painkillers on a daily basis and on double crutches to enable me to get out and about, the pain woke me at night, I struggled with stairs, I couldn't walk far without being in pain and missed out on things with my 6 yr old niece and 2 yr old nephew. My last hope was a referral to orthopaedics at the local hospital but sadly they told me to lose weight and gave me a knee brace to wear that didn't help at all. I was resigned to being 45 and in daily pain for the rest of my life. I then thought about trying acupuncture as I was willing to try anything at this stage. A friend gave me David's details. I found him easily online. I had a quick look at his website and made my 1st apt. From the 1st consult David was professional, knowledgeable on my conditions, listened to all my health problems, what I was looking for and didn't just put everything down to my weight which had been brought up many times before. He was very professional, explained everything to me, he felt acupuncture wouldn't help me long term so offered laser treatment. I was so grateful to at last have someone listen to me and offer something to help rather than being told we don't know how to treat you. I didn't know what the laser treatment was and David explained it all in lay mans terms so I understood. I have had 5 treatments so far and even after my 1st treatment of only an hr I left feeling positive, hopeful and in less pain than I had went in. David has given me a new lease of life in a very short time. I cant believe the difference in my pain levels in such a short time. I have now reduced my med medication, I'm reducing , usage and reliance on my crutches and try walking without them, I haven't needed to use my tens machines, I am managing stairs much better and are able to do things with the kids now. I still have some pain but its drastically reduced and I no longer wake during the night in pain. David has suggested I have 1 more weekly treatment then go to fortnightly and then to monthly and take from there. I am now looking forward to getting back to enjoying things I used to be able to do and have a near enough pain free life and its all thanks to David. I cant believe the difference in my pain and I cant thank him enough. People can be sceptical to trying alternative therapies but I have been there and bought the shop on trying different techniques and aids to help. I would advise anyone who is suffering and feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel like me to get in touch with David and I'm sure he will be able to help elevate some of your suffering like he has for me. I have already recommended him to my sister and a colleague. I would highly recommend David to everyone. He has also recommended a fellow specialist to help with my feet problem which is fab.
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Acupuncture • Trigger Point Therapy • Dry Needling

Acupuncture, Trigger Points, Pain, Osteopathy
Trigger Points in muscles are often the source of Chronic Pain.

Acupuncture or Dry Needling is used to treat trigger points.

Trigger points can cause back pain and headaches, arm and leg pain, they can mimic sciatica and be the cause shoulder pain.

They are frequently the cause of Repetitive Strain Injuries.

Trigger Points arising in Neck Muscles can cause Headaches, Shoulder, Arm and Hand Pain.

Acupuncture, Trigger Points, Trapped Nerve, OsteopathyA Trigger Points is a band in a muscle that when pressed will be tender, and frequently causes pain to be felt elsewhere. 

Any muscle in the body can develop trigger points, and create a unique pain pattern.

Common places to find trigger points are by the Jaw, the Shoulder Girdle, around the Elbow and the Buttock.

Frequently the cause of a “Trapped Nerve” is actually a Trigger Point, the reason a trapped nerve is suspected is that the pain radiates from the painful site.

Trigger Points in the Buttock Muscles can cause “Sciatica”.

Trigger Points can be treated in different ways.

Firstly, to find trigger points, I use massage. This allows me to locate precisely where the trigger points lie. Acupuncture/Dry Needling is the treatment of choice.

When Acupuncture/Dry Needling is used, there is definite “Twitch” and a small “Jolt” of Pain in the muscle. This discomfort quickly subsides, and the muscle will then relax and lengthen. There is marked decrease in pain and the muscle strength returns.

When a patient does not want Acupuncture/Dry Needling, then Massage, specifically directed to the Trigger Points, is the next treatment of choice.

Many Chronic conditions are caused by trigger points. Patients may previously have undergone courses Spinal Manipulation and done various exercises to strengthen and stretch muscle groups, and the beneficial results have been short-lived.

When the trigger points are correctly treated, the results are often permanent.

Acupuncture/Dry Needling is commonly used to treat Arthritis, Back Pain, Head Aches, IBS and many other common conditions.

David is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. 

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