Back Pain Information
Here at Back 2 Fitness Chiropractic Clinics the vast majority of our patients come to us because they have spinal pain. Nearly two thirds of all the people that visit us will have back pain, often accompanied by referred buttock, hip or leg pain.
As you go through life, a slight loss of proper movement of the bones/joints can interfere with the healthy working of your spine, and the nerves that pass through it. This can lead to pain. Chiropractic treatment, unlike painkilling drugs, treats the cause of pain, not just the pain itself. When you visit the clinic your chiropractor will carry out a full examination (including x-rays if appropriate) and ask you questions about your posture, medical history and lifestyle, to try and discover the cause of your back pain and offer a diagnosis of your complaint.
Then your treatment will begin, often with gentle, specific adjustments (the Chiropractic word for manipulation) done by hand, to free stiff joints and remove spinal nerve irritation.
Your chiropractor may recommend ice, or heat treatment and massage. Scientific research shows that you should remain active. Prolonged bed rest weakens the bones, muscles and reduces your chances of a full recovery; so you may also be advised to take regular gentle exercise to ease your pain, and help your body to recuperate.