The method developed by the New-zealander Robin McKenzie can be applied to diagnose and treat vertebral problems and articular complaints in the extremities.
The most frequently treatd disease with this method is discus hernia.
Spinal disc herniation is a medical condition which involves the interior of the discus buldging out beyond the damaged outer rings. Symptoms vary according to the location and severity of the protrusion. It is accompanied by pain and a sense of dumbness in the back, the bottom, the tighs and the legs. In case of hernation in the cervical portion of the spinal cord, these may occur in the scapula and the arms.
We focus on establishing an accurate diagnosis by defining the direction of pain-causing motion through a systematic analysis. Our treatment plan is based on the results of this analysis.
Our aim is to push the portruding area back to its place. In order to reach this, we teach our patents a very simple and easily apprehensible excercise that they should practice regularly at home. Due to this excercise pain is centralised, i.e. drawn back from the extremities and contentrated in the spinal chord, and it is much easier to eliminate it there.