Primary spine care since 1989

 01772 696 611

Primary spine care since 1989

 01772 696 611

Local chiropractic clinic in Preston host free live webinar for patients delivered by local chiropractor Jon Shurr

We bring you our very first live event! 

A happy elderly couple keep fit and healthy by riding bicycles while enjoying the great outdoorsAre we more likely to have back pain the older we are? Are back pain and disability with age just a part of life? Maybe you’ve asked yourself these questions in the past but never really been able to find an answer. The science behind back pain and age is complex so it is important to be aware of the facts and what the current knowledge is. That is where a chiropractor may be able to help and that is why I decided to write this blog on ageing and back pain. We at Chiropractic Associates believe that knowledge is power so please read on!

Here in this blog we set out to answer the very common question of “How many visits will it take?” Read on to find out more. It's written in a creative format and we're hoping it helps get to the point! Let us know what you think.

Preston chiropractors treat low back pain with effective manual therapy

Young male sat down in a cafe reading a book holding neck in painMany of us lead a day to day life that involves a lot of sitting down. Sitting on our commute to work in the morning, at work for 8 hours, our commute home and when we relax in the evening. Many of us hold the belief that we must sit in a certain way - “good posture” - and that there is an unhealthy way to sit - “bad posture.” We may also believe that sitting itself is bad for our health, but is this actually the case? 

Jeff Shurr local chiropractor and clinic director of Chiropractic Associates races the West Coast 500 on his road bicycleWe caught Jeff on one of his rare days off to ask him a few questions about his background and some experiences he's had in being the director of Chiropractic Associates for 30 plus years! Here's what he had to say.

Chiropractic Associates sports therapist using manual massage on the shoulder of a male patientWe all value different activities in our lives. Whether that’s playing with the grandkids, being able to perform well at work, being able to walk around the supermarket or reach that new personal best in the gym. These are some examples of activities we cherish or strive for. 

Gym balls, balance balls, dumbbells and resistance bands all ready to use at homeIf you’re stuck at home, staying active through regular exercise will bring huge benefits, whether you have time around work or on the weekends or you have many hours in the day while at home. It can be overwhelming though: where do I start? Can I just jump into cardio? What about strength training? How often should I do it? Keeping reading on, I'll do my best to answer these questions! 

Our chiropractor providing manipulative therapy to female patient who has issues in the mid backWe chiropractors here at Chiropractic Associates are able to utilise many different types of treatment during a visit and during your course of care. Our wide variety of techniques are proven to be safe, effective and a good value choice for the treatment of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions - including back pain.

Older couple on holiday wading in the sea holding hands enjoying an active and healthy lifeIf you haven't read Part 1 yet, we recommend giving it a read! Find it by clicking here.

Low back pain and other musculoskeletal complaints remain the number one leading cause of disability worldwide (Global Burden of Disease 2015). The current methods of dealing with this crisis have - evidently - not been successful. Therefore, there have been many recent calls to action to change the way we all manage and treat low back pain - patient, practitioner and society as a whole (Lancet 2018). 

What ‘steps’ did you take?

Chiropractors quick response to coronavirus pandemic to safeguard patientsWhat an unprecedented time in living history? I experienced emotions similar to grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. I felt it was extremely important to know what steps to take! I’m sure you felt the same.