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Neck Pain

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Pain In The Neck?

Mostly back pain will be due to nerve irritation related to inflammation from joint problems and muscle pain.

Most people we look after have had lower back pain for years and often call it their normal pain. No pain is normal. It is your body’s way of telling you there is a problem. Firstly, we will assess your nerves, muscles and joints to diagnose the problem.

Symptoms can be:

  • Pain on turning
  • Shooting pain up the neck
  • Headaches from the base of the skull up
  • Symptoms down the arms (pins and needles, pain and numbness)
  • Stiffness
  • Pain in the top of the shoulders

Chiropractors work to move joints back into position, reducing the inflammation irritating the nerves. This is very gentle with our hands or we use a tool called ‘the activator’ which lightly restores the joints healthy movement. The activator is especially good for younger children and the elderly.

FAQ’s

Can You Definitely Help Me?

We only take on patients we are confident we can help. We reassess your care regularly and if you are not improving as expected we will refer you for follow up testing or investigations.

I Have Arthritis So Can I Be Helped?

Many people we see have osteoarthritis. The other names for this are spondylitis, rusting up or wear and tear in the spine. We find that just because your spine is a bit rusty it doesn’t mean it needs to hurt. Often the pain comes from a lack of movement, so like a rusty car, with the right moving parts and with a good oil your body can work better for you.

I Have Had It For Years, Will I Get Better?

80% of our patients have had pain for many years and respond very well to Chiropractic care. Your body will always try and do it’s best to heal and we work with you to make sure our treatment and your lifestyle enable this to happen.

What If It Is Something That Chiropractic Care Cannot Help With?

When we assess you we take a thorough history as back pain can also be related to other conditions which Chiropractic Care cannot help with. We will let you know in your results session if we think you will need to be referred for further tests or scans.

Will You Pop My Neck?

When we use our hands there is often a pop which is air being released within the joint. If you would like us to and it is appropriate for you and your case when may use this technique. If you don’t want us to we have many other techniques available that give the same results.

 

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