As you go through life, loss of proper movement of the spinal joints can interfere with the healthy working of your spine and the nerves that pass through it. This can lead to pain!
Pain is a warning sign and should not be ignored.
Too many times do we hear from or patients "I thought it would go away, it usually goes within 2-3 days!".
Each time you have pain in the same area you are more likely for the pain not to go away and to become a chronic problem.
Part of dealing with the problem properly involves doing rehabilitation exercise.
You can read more about our programme on this page.
Poor posture may lead to back pain, particularly if you :
Daily activities such as bending, lifting and twisting.
Traumas such as:
Chiropractic treats the cause of the pain, unlike pain killing drugs, which just mask the symptoms!
We will carry out a thorough examination (including x-rays if necessary), take a full medical history, check your posture and discuss your lifestyle to try and establish the cause of your back pain.
We will make a diagnosis and start your treatment, using gentle, specific, chiropractic manipulation techniques, to free any stiff joints and remove spinal nerve irritation. This effective, drug-free treatment is generally painless, however, you may feel some short-term discomfort if your back is very sore.
Research has shown that in cases of back pain, prolonged bed rest weakens the muscles and bones, and reduces the chances of a full recover. The advice is to try to remain mobile, even if you can only manage very gentle exercise. We normally advise patients to cool the area which is sore, to reduce the level of inflammation.
Once you are more comfortable we will start exercises, including stretching and core stability exercises.
Here at the ISIS Chiropractic Centres we run a back care programme that is based on research evidence.
We run different programmes. Which exercises you do depending on your needs.
We do not believe that everybody need to do the same exercises, so you will not be given a sheet of exercises and left to get on with it.
Our assessment programme will pinpoint exectly where your weak link is, so you can focus on that, rather than doing general exercise. Some which at best, will not make you better, and at worst, will make you worse.