Chiropractic care for
Back Pain in Woking

Chiropractic care for low back pain can also be combined with other treatments such as massage, exercise rehabilitation and nutritional education.

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Low back pain is usually caused by a collective build up of bad habits over a number of years. We can outline the things that are causing the back to degenerate and how to adapt.

What is back pain and lower back pain?

The lower back, also known as the lumbar spine provides support, flexibility and strength to your bones, nerves, joints, muscles and ligaments. It effectively supports your entire upper body and allows you to move around freely. However, this also makes it susceptible to injury and pain.

Here, we go into the common symptoms and causes as well as potential treatment for lower back pain. But, if you’re suffering, why not get in touch for a free consultation today?

What are the common causes of back pain?

Most adults will experience low back pain at some stage in their lives. One of the most common questions we get asked is – “why does my back hurt all of a sudden?”

The majority of low back pain is a result of injury to the joints, discs, muscles or ligaments. However, there are a number of causes of low back pain so it’s important to get checked out by a professional. Some of the most common ones are:

  • Frequent heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement
  • Poor posture or the position you are in for work
  • Recent falls or slips
  • Lack of movement
  • How much stress you are under
  • Any isolated episodes of back pain in the past.
  • Disk disease or disc prolapse (commonly called slipped disc)
  • Facet sprain
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Scoliosis and Osteoporosis

After a thorough medical examination and x-rays (if clinically justified) the cause of the back pain can be outlined and we will diagnose the problem. Following this, a treatment plan will be confirmed and techniques will be highlighted to improve and prevent recurrence.

What are the symptoms of back pain?

Low back pain has a number of symptoms and can range from mild to severe pain. It can also start suddenly or may come on slowly and progressively get worse.

Depending on the cause, low back pain can be experienced by:

  • A dull ache
  • A stinging, burning pain that heads into the thighs
  • A pain that spreads to the legs and feet
  • Spasms in the back, hip and pelvis muscles
  • Pain that gets worse after sitting down or standing for long periods of time
  • Finding it difficult to stand and walk as well as getting up from chairs

The type of pain can further be described as acute or chronic. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and lasts less than six weeks. Chronic back pain is used to describe pain that lasts more than three months.

Your pain may also be described as mechanical or radicular. The most common type of lower back pain is mechanical. This tends to be felt from the lower back, buttocks and top of the legs and typically comes from muscles, ligaments or joints. Radicular pain is less common and stems from a damaged or inflamed spinal nerve giving off a sharp, burning sensation.

How does West Chiropractic help back pain?

If you’re suffering from low back pain, you’ll be pleased to know that there are solutions. A Chiropractor can also aid your recovery. For patients with low back pain, we use spinal adjustments to the areas that are stiff and fixated. If there is pressure on a disc, we will use gentle spinal adjustments around the affected area.

The type of adjustments vary from person to person depending on what they need. Our team will make you feel at ease and explain exactly what we will do before any treatment to make sure you are comfortable and understand.

Chiropractic for low back pain can also be combined with other treatments such as massage, exercise rehabilitation and nutritional education.

Can my back pain be prevented?

Low back pain is usually caused by a collective build up of bad habits over a number of years. We can outline the things that are causing the back to degenerate and respond to this – e.g. recognising poor lifting habits, adapting your working environment and encouraging light exercise. Your chiropractor will also prescribe you low back pain exercises to strengthen your back in the long-term.

Before your first visit, our receptionist will confirm your appointment time 24 hours beforehand and will make sure you have directions and a place to park. When you arrive, we will ask you to fill out a health history form and then you will see Dr Jeremy for a consultation. The consultation will involve a medical history, physical examination, posture assessment and X-rays if clinically necessary.

Once we have completed your initial consultation it will take 2 hours to process the results and propose a treatment plan.  The chiropractic assistant will invite you back at a time that is suitable for you either later on in the day or week. At the second visit Dr Jeremy will go over your results, show you your x-rays (if taken) and outline the plan to help achieve your goals.

The treatments don’t hurt, however following the adjustment there maybe some muscles and ligaments that will need to adapt due to your new posture. This can cause some stiffness in certain areas, this is normal and we advise you to pop an ice pack on the area for 10 minutes after your adjustment and drink plenty of water.

The cracking or popping noise when you receive an adjustment is gas being released from the joints. This is normal.

The first consultation costs £55, this is a full spinal assessment which involves muscle and nerve testing, posture analysis, orthopaedic testing and X-rays (£60)  if clinically necessary.

An adjustment is £55 if you pay as you go. However, we do have discount options available depending on what works best for you.

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Everybody is different and has different responses. We start very easy and explain everything that we will do on the first adjustment clearly before we perform it. Some people may feel looser more flexible afterwards, some people nothing after the first one and others may feel stiffer in the areas we have worked on. Each response is normal when we move the body around, it’s important to remember if the problem has been there for a while it will take more than one adjustment to respond.

This depends on the chronicity of the condition – whether it has been weeks, months or years will play a big part. The severity of the condition is also an important factor that your Chiropractor will be able to advise on. In the report the Chiropractor will outline the problem and tell you based off the examination how long it should typically take to feel better.

We understand that everyone is busy and has a life outside of West Chiropractic, but we ask you to please let us know as soon as possible if you can’t make an appointment and we will do our best to re-schedule this for you. We are very flexible and will always try to keep you on schedule.

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Neck Pain
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Sports Massage
Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave Therapy
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Click here to get your free back pain report guide

Our free back pain report guide will explain your back pain, and how to deal with it.

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