Best treatment for back pain?

chiropractor stoke on trent and chiropractor newcastle under lymeThe Lancet, medical journal, has recently published new research showing movement and physical activity along with manipulation to be the best treatment for back pain.

The three papers produced for the Lancet talk about the trends in diagnosing and treating lower back pain around the world. The authors of these papers are experts in their fields and as chiropractors it’s good to see that two of the contributing authors as leading researchers in teh field of chiropractic, Jan Hartvigsenn and Alice Kongsted.

As lower back is becoming more and more common worldwide the publication of these findings is timely.

The findings in these papers also suggest that low back pain is over medicalised in the West. As chiropractors we are able to provide a drug free alternative to treat back pain.

How we help you at Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic

At our clinic we don’t believe that you haves to live in pain. We are committed to helping each patient improve the health and quality of their life.

Providing the highest standard of care, our aim is to erase the phrase “you have to live with it“.

Our highly trained and experienced chiropractors will treat you as an individual, take your problem seriously, spend the necessary time getting to the cause of your problem and advise you as to the best solution for your problem.

If chiropractic treatment is appropriate for you, you’ll receive a full verbal report of findings and receive the appropriate treatment. If our chiropractors don’t believe that chiropractic treatment is appropriate for you, they will refer you to the appropriate specialist.

Alongside chiropractic treatment our chiropractors will advise you on exercises, self help advice and lifestyle changes that can help you.

The clinic also offers Massage , Rehab and Posture Exercises and Yoga Classes. Details of all of these can be found on our website.

If you are suffering low back pain our experienced team of chiropractors are here to help. Call the clinic on 0182 711 191 and one of our friendly team will make an appointment for you.

If you’re not sure whether our clinic or chiropractic treatment is right for you, here is what a few of our patients say:

“Having suffered with my back for several years I was unsure which direction to take. I was advised to see a Chiropractor and that Newcastle was the best. They were spot on and I’m several months into my treatment and always improving.” Danny Bowers

“After suffering from a bad back, I was prompted to come to this clinic, and I can honestly say, it was the best decision I have made for a long time, superb service.” Gillian Wilson, Alsager

“Was recommended Dr Finn to treat my back from a colleague. I have been on a journey from chronic back pain to relatively pain free. The treatment plan was explained thoroughly with regular reviews and progress discussion. A professional service with warm and welcoming staff. Would definitely recommend.” Kate Hulson

You can read more patient feedback here.

Planning Some Gardening This Spring?

With Spring upon us some of us will be turning our thoughts to heading outside to spruce up our gardens. As chiropractors we encourage people to get outdoors and take some exercise. However, we do also encourage people to prepare themselves adequately so that they stay safe and not injure themselves in the process.

Here are a few helpful tips our chiropractor at Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic has put together to help you prepare to keep your back safe whilst gardening.

Clothes

Wear comfortable loose fitting clothes that won’t constrict your movement.

Warm Up

Like any other form of exercise you need to warm up before starting. Do a few simple stretches before starting off with lighter jobs.

Tools & Equipment

Over reaching and over stretching often lead to injuries. It is well worth investing in tools that are designed with long handles.

Check all equipment before using to ensure they are in good working order.

If you’re intending to use a ladder it may be a good idea to ask a family member or friend to give you a hand and hold the ladder.

Take a break

Make sure you take regular breaks. Spend no longer than 20 -30 minutes on one activity.

We’ve included a really useful video below that provides advice for keeping your back safe in the garden. You can watch it now.

 

Try This To Help Improve Your Posture

Did you know that your posture could be contributing to your back pain?

Our chiropractor in Newcastle under Lyme cannot stress enough how important it is to have and maintain good posture. The good news is that there are some simple things you can do to  improve your posture and help reduce the risk of back pain.

The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) have developed a great programme, designed to improve posture and help prevent back pain called Straighten Up UK. The programme is designed to be done on a daily basis – just like brushing your teeth!

It’s a set of simple, three minute straighten up exercises. The programme is divided into three simple sections:

  1. Stars: Warm Up
  2. Flying Friends: Posture Care
  3. Core Balance: Finish the Session

Whatever your age you can participate. However, check with your health care provider before undertaking any new form of new exercise.

Here is a video for you to follow: