ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT
An integrated approach combining pain relief strategies, functional movement, and stress reduction is required in order to achieve the best results.
We have developed an effective approach to chronic back, neck and joint pain based upon scientific chiropractic principles, rehabilitative exercise and eastern approaches to mind-body healing.
Our care programmes can provide rapid results as well as providing strategies for long-term management of many spine, joint and nerve pain syndromes.
Back, neck and joint pain are a common cause of suffering and can often rob you of your ability to fully participate in life’s activities. Standard approaches to back and joint care such as medication or exercise alone often mask the pain and do not address the underlying causes of these conditions.
On your first visit, you will have an examination of your spine and posture and reach a diagnosis. You will be asked about problems you have been encountering and about the nature of your discomfort or pain. The examination may include a few tests, such as an X-ray, to evaluate your health status.
Once you have been diagnosed, your chiropractor will develop a personalized treatment plan. The plan may include how many treatments you will need.
The treatment that follows usually involves hands-on manipulation techniques, which will focus on the spine. This may involve manipulation of your muscles, bones, and joints, often in the spine. This kind of treatment is sometimes called “manual treatment”.
Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. Techniques emphasize minimal force and gentle pressure. Many patients report a popping sound during their adjustment. The popping noises sometimes heard are your joints releasing tiny pockets of gas. This is completely normal.
Try to be as relaxed as possible and allow your chiropractor freedom to make the adjustments. Your chiropractor will talk you through adjustments to explain the process. Remaining relaxed will pay off, as almost all patients find great relief when normal flexibility is returned to the affected vertebrae.
Your chiropractor will advise you on treatments intended to address your health condition and help you to manage or avoid it in the future.
Sessions typically last between 15 and 30 minutes.
The length of a course of treatment will depend on the type and severity of symptoms. In the case of persistent lower back pain, treatment could include up to nine sessions. These can take place for up to 12 weeks.
The Chiropractor may also give advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle, and a rehabilitation programme for you to follow in your own time.
DR PAUL WESTON
Dr. Paul Weston is an internationally recognized expert on chronic back pain with over 28 years of experience both clinically and academically in the management of musculoskeletal disorders, health, and human performance. Dr. Weston is a former senior clinic tutor at the AECC and Clinic Director at the University of Surrey Chiropractic programme.
He has widespread experience and training in chiropractic, cranial work, acupuncture, ergonomics, sports injuries and occupational health. He has recently completed a Clinical Ph.D. in the assessment and management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr. Weston lectures regularly to groups on health improvement and human performance. He is a member of the GCC, BCA, Fellow of the College of Chiropractors and member of the WFC Public Health Committee.
In his widespread experience of back pain treatment, he incorporates chiropractic manual therapies, corrective exercise as well as pain management strategies of acupuncture and traditional eastern medicine.
He has practiced aikido and aikijujitsu for 10 years.
You can find out more about by calling Dr Weston on 07884 286 773