If you suffer from neck pain it’s important that you know that are not alone, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives it’s one of the most common symptoms that we treat people for.
Neck pain can have a profound impact on all aspects of life with a recent study demonstrating that the number of years of “good quality life” people lose as a result of neck and back related pain is greater than many other, more sinister diseases. But you don’t have to live with neck pain, give us a call or simply book online, we specialise in assessing, diagnosing and managing neck pain so you feel better and get back your desired “quality of life”.
Causes of neck pain
Your neck is a pretty amazing part of your body, but it has a tough job. It holds up the weight of your head all day long. The bones at the top of your spine, along with your muscles and ligaments, work very hard to support your head, which weighs around 11lbs.
Bad sleeping habits, too many or too little pillows
Injury such as whiplash,
Degenerative changes in your spine
Plus many others.
During our initial consultation we will gather a thorough history and conduct an examination including taking digital X-Rays* which we have on-site, this enables us to gain an accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment plan of management for you.
So how does it feel?
Our patients, those who suffer from neck pain, usually complain of dull and achy persistent pain around the neck and upper shoulders area, plus limited head movement. We do get to hear the overall depressing nature of living with pain so we understand how this makes you feel.
The majority of our patients also complain of associated symptoms such as constant headaches, shoulder and upper-back pain, facial pain and in more severe cases arm pain with numbness and tingling sensations.
All the above associated symptoms can be as a result of nerve or muscle irritation in the neck region.
So what is the best way forward?
Similar to other joint complaints initially you can try some ice therapy, with the aim to reduce inflammation, gentle stretches and some pain killers however, these are usually short term solutions and will not fix the root of the problem causing the pain.
The key to the great results that we achieve with our thousands of patients across our four clinics in Essex is getting the diagnosis right, therefore, we have dedicated the first two consultations you have with us for that;
On your first consultation one of our qualified chiropractors will take a full history and will go through physical examination to pinpoint the cause for your symptoms, and will than use an advanced digital x-ray* equipment as part of the diagnostic process.
On your second consultation (The Report of Findings), once the cause of your symptoms been established, we will provide you with clear explanation and the best and most beneficial way forward. At that point you can start with your treatment and start looking forward to feeling much better.
So if you are suffering from neck pain or any associated symptoms than you have a choice, you either live with the pain, and we know how that feels! Or you press the book now button and start your journey to getting better. We have kept the price of the initial consultation low, to make it easier to start your journey, the £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.
Here is some of what our patients are saying about us;
Cant praise the team enough for diagnosing the problem with my lower back pain and sorting it out, now mostly pain free, carrying on with remedial treatment to get it corrected
07:32 08 Mar 19
Excellent treatment. Pleasant staff. Calm atmosphere. Easy parking.
16:13 17 Nov 18
Was suffering really bad neck & back pain with numbness in my arms. Thankfully, with regular visits both are a whole lot better with more flexibility & no more numbness.
18:50 07 Nov 18
Hi, I'm Jon. I'm 36 years of age and work as a field technician in aggregates and asphalt. My Chiropractor is Tom and I've been going here for over a year to treat my condition of a twisted pelvis, which effects various parts of my spine. I have been attending on a regular basis to have my spine realigned as this is takes time to settle to its right place. The service and customer care is excellent, i can't fault it. On many occasions with the pressure of my job i haven't been able to attend my appointment on the day, but with a quick phone call the staff have been happy to postpone my appointment to another date. They are able to book in advanced and if any problems one day, you can get an appointment very shortly. When attending my appointment the waiting time is very short. They have free parking too. They have an app, which you can book and see your current appointments and text message reminders. The communication is outstanding. The treatment isn't at all painful. I always walk out feeling a little stiff to start with, yet finding that i'm walking out of the clinic much better than when i walked in. I'd highly recommend to anyone who experiences back pain as all the time I've been to the GP's over 15 years, they have sent me away with pain killers. This has only just masked the problem and actually caused other issues as i didn't receive the correct treatment. Going to Life Chiropractic has made my day to day life much more manageable rather than a struggle. It's a small price to be happy!p.s: I don't use painkillers anymore! Also the girls at the reception desk are fantastic. They always make you feel like a VIP and there's a bowl of sweets!!!read more
15:54 02 Nov 18
I had a horrible pain in my back almost ruined a Europa league trip to Madrid.I decided after suffering this pain that I would call life a Chiropractor.I met the lovely staff and booked my series of treatments that were not only reasonably priced, but the cost can be spread over monthly direct debits. so we have lovely welcoming staff who deal with appointments and the initial consultation involved x-rays and a discussion about treatment. during early treatments I was a sceptic for a good few weeks and did not know if they were helping much, but then I had that eureka moment where I did something active that would normally have hurt me and I had no pain and by back is so much stronger. I am continuing planned maintenance and have massages.I am really happy with the treatment of my back and the way I am treated by the staff. Nina, Abbie and Mitchell have all been brilliant and Emma and the girls are really helpful. even though their choice of music maybe a bit debatable at times, I am not an Abba fan.Life Chiro at Rayleigh is a great clinic and I am a happy customer. Alan Batesread more
20:09 01 Nov 18
I want to thank the staff at Life chiropractic Rayleigh for the support and advice they’ve given me over the years. I’ve suffered from lower back pain for years and have visited many places in an attempt to find something to alleviate it. After an initial consultation & X-Ray,Abbie then pinpointed the areas that were leading to my condition and not only treated the site but showed me preventative techniques to stop my condition building up. With that and healthy suggestions from the team it’s really transformed my condition. I no longer suffer with back pain,I manage it with the help and guidance I recieved at the Rayleigh clinic. Go there with an open mind,take on the suggestions and recover. Thank you x.read more
16:03 23 Oct 18
Rob has worked wonders on my long term back health. I wished I had come here sooner.
15:58 16 Oct 18
The cleanest company we have ever been to, and we have been to many .Emma out of this world all staff fantastic have been going for about 3 years has helped my problem.
06:57 27 Aug 18
Can't rate this place high enough, have worked miracles on my back and have been using them now for almost 7 years.... The staff are amazing warm and friendly and the practisioners are of very high standard, I have a monthly maintainance session and now live pain free...... my GP could not offer any more help other than prescribe pain killersread more
21:38 16 Aug 18
Such nice people x
19:01 24 Apr 18
Abbi and Terri are legends. Simple.
22:48 03 Jan 18
Very friendly and helpful staff.
22:15 10 Nov 17
The people that work there are lovely. The prices are not that bad for the service you get. You can also get a hot drink while waiting. They have wheelchair access.
11:55 18 Oct 17
This is good if you have back and neck problems
08:57 16 Oct 17
I've been treated by Abbie many times, she is professional and very knowledgeable, great results highly recommended
16:17 23 Feb 17
Wonderful staff and treatment. Stefan has been my chiropractor for over a year now, I have a long term condition and he keeps me moving and free from pain. I wish I'd visited sooner!! I would highly recommend Life Chiropractic, don't leave it, go now!
11:40 21 Feb 17
I came to Rayleigh clinic when my back completely went I couldn't move, sitting down hurt me, standing hurt me, laying hurt me. when I got to the clinic they were very welcoming and went through everything they did and explained how the spine works. After a few treatments I was already starting to move a lot better, I could sit for longer than 5 minutes. After a few months I was back at work building my strength back up which I didn't think I would be able to do. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is suffering from back problems. 🙂read more