We 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.
We are experts and we involve you in your care to find and provide the best treatment for you. You can rest assured that chiropractic care is often the best option.
Here’s three things to remember:
1). Chiropractic care is safe.
Chiropractic care has been classed as a very safe option when it comes to treating and managing back pain and MSK pain and disability. This is because the interventions that chiropractors use are non-invasive. Manual therapy is a big part of treatment when visiting a chiropractor and includes soft tissue therapy similar to a massage - focussing on tight and tender muscular structures to effect relaxation and healing blood flow to those areas. Manual therapy also includes mobilisation of joints and tissue of the body. An example is in cases of a stiff shoulder, it may be appropriate to gently move and mobilise the shoulder complex throughout its range of motion to help improve mobility. Finally manual therapy also includes manipulation: perhaps what chiropractors are most famous for. Manipulation is a low force, high speed technique used to help free up joint movement all over the body - the extremities and the spine. Sometimes there is a satisfying ‘click’ but this is not always the case and is not necessary for the benefits to be had. We also utilise other techniques in our clinic, like COX technic® and Impulse iQ®. Visit the Treatments section of our website to find out more.
2). Chiropractic care is effective.
There is a wealth of research showing that chiropractic is effective, including the UK evidence report from 2010. The report showed that the treatment methods that chiropractors use are effective in treating numerous conditions including low back pain, cervicogenic headaches, migraines, dizziness, thoracic back pain, neck pain and upper and lower extremity joint pain (Bronfort et al 2010). With the abundance of evidence, manual therapy has remained a recommended intervention here in the UK: the National Institute of Clinical Excellence recommends manual therapy with exercise for the treatment of low back pain in adults (NICE 2016).
3). Chiropractic care is good value.
Finding the right intervention to help with back pain can be a frustrating experience, costing time and sometimes money. Some may face the prospect of a potentially life-changing surgical procedure. Some have been through years of trying different approaches which haven’t yielded the results they expect. Others may be experiencing back pain for the first time and don’t know who to consult: doctor, physio, chiropractor? Chiropractic may be able to help in all these cases and is an affordable option. We believe in helping people and never ask patients to sign up for a financially committing long-term care plan. As our patient, you will receive a bespoke plan of management that is unique to you and that you have a say in. Our services get you the most value for your time and money.
Many are discovering the benefits of chiropractic in effectively managing pain and disability.
Give us a call today and book yourself or loved one an appointment. Wishing you good health and happiness.
Bronfort, G., Haas, M., Evans, R., Leininger, B. and Triano, J., 2010. Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report. Chiropractic & osteopathy, 18(1), p.3.
National Institute of Clinical Excellence. Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management (NICE guideline NG59).