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Free Initial Consultations in March 2021

Are you suffering from back pain / neck pain or shoulder pain and aren’t sure how to access help? Interested in getting an expert opinion from the comfort of your own home? Register for one of our free video consultations during the month of March using the link below.  Once we have diagnosed your condition and confirmed we can help you, you will be invited to attend a face to face appointment at our clinic.

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Testimonial Thursday

“…Lola was able to work out the cause of pain and gave me exercises and tips to alleviate it.”

We’ve had so much positive feedback from our video consultations, our patients love them!
Have an appointment in the comfortable of your own home. Give us a call to book a consultation on 02089915280.

Broken Heart?

Did you know a broken heart is actually a thing?
“Broken Heart Syndrome” is also referred to as Takosubo Cardiomyopathy (heart muscle pain). A surge of adrenaline and other stress hormones triggered by sudden physical or emotional stress can cause reversible swelling of the heart’s left ventricle. The Japanese surgeon who first documented this condition felt that the changed left ventricle resembled a fishing pot used for trapping octopus- which translates as Takosubo. The symptoms of Takosubo Cardiomyopathy mimic a heart attack, but there is no permanent damage (phew!).
Occasionally, people seek our help for acute chest pain. If you come to our clinic about chest pain, we would first screen for any signs or symptoms that suggest an underlying heart or lung condition. In the absence of such signs, we would be curious about whether you had recently experienced a sudden stressful physical or emotional event (i.e. death of a loved one, relationship conflicts, fear, anger, anxiety or depression).
The symptoms of Broken Heart Syndrome include:
– Shortness of breath
– Angina (chest pain)
– Fainting/ dizziness
– A feeling of weakness
The good news is that the physical effects of Broken Heart Syndrome are transient, and the muscle changes will usually resolve in one to two weeks. But what about the emotional pain? Physical and emotional pain are processed in the same part of the brain – so it might appear that the pain continues longer. If that’s the case, you may need additional support to fully recover.
There are musculoskeletal causes of acute chest pain as well, which are covered in our article here: https://www.healthinmotion.org.uk/chest-pain/
If you are suffering from a broken heart, we would encourage you take some basic practical steps to manage the stress in your life. We also recommend the practice of self-love, as this does not come naturally to many.