Not only back complaints ...

The name of the site 'Rugspraak' (= back talk) suggests that in this practice only people with back problems are treated. However, people with other complaints are also examined and treated. A selection of possibilities with short explanation here and there.

Headache from the neck

Headache that can be solved through neck treatment? Is not that a gossip from the .... Migraine is the best known of the main headache types. The most common one is the tension headache. Less well known is that a few percent of people have headaches from the neck.

Chondroitin and glucosamine

Chondroitin and glucosamine are substances that occur in the cartilage of joints and provide good buildup and repair after damage. The quality of the cartilage has decreased with osteoarthritis ('wear'). Complaints such as pain and stiffness can arise. The idea is that eating chondroitin and glucosamine could help improve osteoarthritis. In this way these substances came into commercial trade and meanwhile generate millions of sales. Yet there is doubt about efficacy.

Chronic complaints

Chronic complaints occur when complaints last longer than about 3 months and no clear explanatory physical cause is (anymore) found. In chronic pain, the pain seems to have lost its original warning function and to lead a life of its own. A number of additional problems then arise. The approach becomes more complex.

You have to move?

The Dutch are champion sitters. There is probably no other people in the world that on average sit as much as we are. Is it because we have a large service sector? By the progressiveness with the internet? The high density of mobile phones (1.2 per person in 2016)? The amount of cars (8 million in 2016 on a population of 17 million)? I do not know. The consequence is that due to the large amount of sitting there is less movement. It is recommended to move for at least 30 minutes per day. Why? And what is needed for that?