Suffering with Back Pain?
If you are experiencing the misery of an aching back, you’re not alone. According to research back pain affects around 80% of people during their lifetime, this equates to around 52 million people in the UK alone.
Two thirds of the UK Population (65%) now experience back or neck pain each month, an increase of 16% compared to five years ago. Over the last ten years, here at Life Chiropractic, we have been successfully treating an increasing amount of patients with lower back related pain.
Common Causes of Back Related Pain
Sitting still for long periods of time has now become one of the most common triggers for back related pain, although lifting or carrying still remains the number one catalyst.
In 2013 Housework and DIY where blamed for 29% of cases while sport and exercise were associated with twinges in 26% of reported cases.
So what actually causes your pain?
The most common type of lower back pain which 90% of us experience at some point is Mechanical back pain.
Mechanical back pain; includes muscle or ligament strain strains, herniated discs, compressed nerve roots, degenerative discs or joint disease.
This type of pain accounts for over 90% of all reported cases within the UK, typically showing the following symptoms;
- Pain that is dull or achy, focused to the lower back
- Pain that increases with movement or change of posture
- Stinging, burning pain that travels from the lower back to the back of the thighs and lower legs.
- Pain that worsens after prolonged sitting or standing
- Muscle spasms and stiffness in the lower back (common if you feel stiffness in the mornings.)
So how can you help yourself?
If you’ve recently injured your lower back, there are a few things you can do in the comfort of your own home to help.
Chill it – During the first 24 to 48 hours, use ice wrapped in a towel or cloth. Ice helps to reduce inflammation and pain. Warning: Never apply a cold source directly onto skin, always wrap it in something.
Keep moving – Your spine is designed to move, gentle back exercises and stretches can help in relieving and preventing further symptoms- our chiropractors at Life chiropractic will be able to recommend the right exercise programme for you.
Pain killers – May provide a temporary pain relief, always consult your GP. We appreciate that at times pain-killers can be helpful, however, it is always best to get an accurate diagnosis and not take them for long periods of time.
Chiropractic care – With great availability and no need for a referral from a GP you can book your first consultation and get an accurate diagnosis and an effective plan of action. A 2010 review found strong evidence that spinal manipulation is effective for chronic lower-back pain.
Chiropractic care is a restorative and preventative treatment which uses manipulation to treat muscular and joint pain, all chiropractors undergo 4-5 years of full time education leading to master degree.
Simply click the book now button on this page for hassle free booking and start your journey to better health.
How we can help you
The key to the great results we achieve with the thousands of patients we treat across our four clinics is getting the diagnosis right, therefore, we have dedicated the first two consultations you will receive to this:
On your first consultation one of our qualified chiropractors will take a full history and will take you through a physical examination to pinpoint the cause of your symptoms. We will then use advanced Digital X-Ray* technology as part of the diagnostic process.
On your second consultation (the Report of Findings), once the cause of your symptoms has been established, we will provide you with a clear explanation of what we have discovered along with the best and most beneficial way forward. At that point you can start your treatment and start looking forward to feeling much better.
What’s Included In Our £36 Consultation:
Review of your health history
You will be asked to complete a health history questionnaire which gives us a good overview of your general health history, this is important in understanding how your past may have contributed to your current chiropractic health.
(Orthopaedic, Neurologic and Palpation)
Your dedicated chiropractor will carry out an initial chiropractic examination, covering flexibility, range of movement, posture and many other general areas.
Postural & Spinal Assessment
As part of your examination we will cover your posture, a key part of assesing your general chiropractic health.
If your chiropractor feels it necessary they will carry out a digital spine x-ray. This will help in many cases to quickly ascertain the root cause of any pain and discomfort you are experiencing.
(Any number of x-rays needed are included)
A report of findings
Following your initial chiropractic consultation we will book a date for you to return so we can run through a full report of findings with you. This will explain what was found in the consultation and x-rays, our recommendations and your on-going treatment plan.
If you are suffering from back pain or any of the associated symptoms then you have a choice, you either live with the pain and use painkillers, and we know how that feels, or you click the book now button on this page and start your journey to getting better.
We have kept the price of our initial consultation low to make it easier to start your journey The fee of £36 includes any X-Rays that may be taken so what are you waiting for? It’s time to take control and start living pain free.
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*X-rays are taken only when required required according to the chiropractor’s discrepancy