When someone attends me with back pain, as with any problem that someone presents with, I do a full subjective history which helps inform me of possible contributing causes.
- Disc bulges
- Sacro-iliac Joint dysfunction/pain
- Post-surgery related back pain
- Pregnancy/period related back
The vast majority of the time there is no serious cause, but if I feel there could be I will refer a person to their GP for further investigation.
Objective assessment will help inform me of what needs to be addressed in resolving a person’s back pain.
Treatment will address contributing factors such as movement restrictions in the spine, pelvis, sacroiliac joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and underlying visceral (organ) restrictions affecting movement of the spine, pelvis, hip joints etc. Appropriate education and therapeutic exercises will be part of the treatment also. The aim is to restore pain free movement and function.
‘A few weeks after extensive surgery which included a double fusion and double discectomy I first met Anne and ever since she’s slowly but surely got me back on my feet and back feeling normal again. Anne is professional, exemplary, thorough and doesn’t compromise when it comes to getting her clients back on their feet. She has constantly made space for me when I’ve rang or messaged needing an urgent appointment and a lot of my recovery has been down to her expertise whether it’s adjustments or giving me stretches that would help me in the long run. Personally Anne has become a good friend and has been good to me since my wife passed away. I cannot recommend this lady enough.’ Colm Murphy
‘I went to Anne Dempsey for treatment when we both lived in Boston. After hunting for an effective and well qualified therapist – one that that would look at the whole body and not just one symptom, I was finally recommended to Anne. Anne is one of the most knowledgeable, caring, well trained and effective therapists that I have ever known. She helped me enormously with back and neck issues that I’d had for years. I was beyond upset when she moved back to Wexford. I recommend her without reservation.’ Margaret Greenburg