Treatment for back pain in Newbury and Thatcham

 
If you have woken up with back pain, or have been struggling with an annoying ache for some time, you may be wondering how this has happened and what you can do to help it.
 
If it helps you are not alone. Back pain is common with 77% of people questioned in a British Chiropractic Association survey saying that they had suffered with it in the past.
 
But why is this? Unless you have lifted something very heavy or been in an accident, back pain is often a result of inactivity or too much time spent sitting.
More of us spend more time sitting and less time being active every day. Often, we sit in the car or on the bus on the way to work.  Sit all day at work and then sit in front of the T.V. at home. All this time spent sitting causes extra pressure on the muscles and joints of the spine. This causes them to tighten up. Making them more likely to be injured.
 
 

 

Can I help myself or do I need chiropractic care?

 
This really depends of how much pain you are in and how long you have had the problem. If you are in severe pain then you should seek advice quickly. I also suggest if you have had the problem for more than three weeks you should get your back pain assessed. If you have mild pain for a short time then you may find the self help advice in this blog useful.
 
If you have tried self help advice and your back is not getting better, then now is a good time to consult a professional. Our chiropractor, Rosie has 12 years experience in treating patients with back pain, she will be happy to talk to you before you book an appointment to answer any questions you might have.
 

Back Pain

 

Which part of my back is injured?

 
The disc, nerves, muscles and joints are all areas of your back that could be injured.  It is our job to find out which part of your back is injured and the best way to get you better.
 
We do this during your first visit to us, during which we will;
 
  • We take a full history of your problem and your medical history
  • A thorough physical examination. Assessing the movement in the injured area and other parts of your spine as necessary
  • An explanation of your problem and how we can help and how long it is likely for you to take to get better
  • Then after we have answered any questions you have we can start treatment
 

What is involved in Chiropractic treatment?

Chiropractic care involves adjustments to the spine and joints of the body as well as  soft tissue therapy to the surrounding muscles. Your treatment plan will also include self care advice and exercises to help treat your problem and to try and help prevent it from reoccurring.

After your first appointment you will have all the results explained to you and Rosie will create your individual treatment plan with advice and exercises so you get the best results from your care at Total Chiropractic.

 

Still have questions?

At Total Chiropractic we offer a free 20 minute Chiro Chat appointment. This is a no on obligation appointment. You can talk to Rosie about your problem and ask any questions you have about chiropractic care. From there you can then book a new patient appointment for a complete assessment of your problem. 

If you would like to speak to us call us on 01635 791 301 or you can email us.

 

 

 

 

 

References

Bronfort; Effectiveness of Manual Therapies: the UK Evidence Report, 2010.

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