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
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.