Pain Testimonies Posts

Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries on the rise globally

footballer painIn the US around 100,000-200,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) ruptures occur every year, although since these figures are provided by colleges and high schools in the US, they do not include injuries outside formalised sport and so the actual number may be even higher.

Here in Australia there has been a steep rise in ACL injuries over the past 15 years – a 70% hike, with a disproportionate number of these occurring in children under the age of 14.

You might think that ACL injury is more common in contact sports and caused by contact, but in fact most (~70%) occur in non-contact situations, when jumping or turning sharply. Sports that have higher rates of ACL injury include soccer, basketball, volleyball and skiing.

Back pain – a major problem

back painBack pain is incredibly common. In Australia alone around 3 million people have back problems and back pain of one description or another.

Given the total population of Australia (around 25 million) that’s over 10% of everyone in the country!

This is mirrored in many other countries – in the US for example 13% of adults surveyed in 2017 said they had back pain every day.

Guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis are changing

 

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners have developed new guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and hip.

The statistics were showing that too many hip and knee replacements procedures were not helping patients and many were simply unnecessary. Exercise is now the treatment of choice for osteoarthritis, ahead of medications and surgery.

 

A heartfelt story of how Q magnets changed a young life

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say Q Magnets have changed my life.

 

Sarah of Wellington, New Zealand

 

Life As A Child:
At the young age of 6 weeks old I had my first chiropractor appointment, I was born with my neck out of place and continued to have back troubles throughout my childhood. By 12 I couldn’t walk the 5 blocks from school to home, mum used to find me on the side of the road crying in pain, doctors of course didn’t believe there was anything wrong with me and declared I was an attention seeking child. After 3 years of a very dedicated mum fighting them I was finally x-rayed and it turned out I had Scheuermann’s disease and Scoliosis, both are relatively ‘mild’ curves in terms of degrees of curvature and therefore are non operable so I was sent home with the advice “deal with it”.

Mixed Martial Arts fighter using Q magnets to help recover…

 

Paul “The Gentleman” Bradley is an All-American Wrestler and Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Full-contact combat sports bring significant stresses on the body and Paul explains how Q magnets have been a useful tool in helping to recover from injury.

 

Even for an old injury such as tennis elbow, simply use sports tape to secure a Q magnet such as QF20-3 or QF28-3 over the tender point or as Paul does it, wear an arm brace and glue the magnet in underneath as shown in this video.

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