Approximately 80% of individuals experience back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, it is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor's office. The low back is designed to allow for a high degree of mobility, allowing us to perform tasks such as reaching our toes, tying our shoes, and picking up objects from the ground, but it also increases the risk of injury.
Low back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, muscle strains, ruptured disks, trigger points, and inflamed joints. When any of these conditions occur, the muscles in the area become sore, weak, and filled with trigger points, resulting in intense pain.
Research has shown that spinal adjustments and other forms of physical therapy are the most effective treatment options for lower back pain, especially in the long-term. Spinal therapy adjusts the lower lumbar vertebrae and pelvis to restore normal motion and position to the bones and joints, providing relief from pain and discomfort
Neck pain is a common ailment that affects a significant portion of the population. It is often caused by an underlying problem that is causing inflammation in the neck area. The most common causes of neck pain include poor posture, strained muscles, ruptured disks, or pinched nerves.
Neck pain can present in various ways, from a dull ache to a sharp, burning sensation. It can be exacerbated by activities such as sitting for long periods of time, looking at a screen for long periods, or by carrying heavy bags or backpacks. The pain can also vary widely, from mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain.
Physical therapy and spinal adjustments are highly effective treatment options for neck pain, especially in the long-term. Our treatment plan may include a combination of spinal adjustments, laser therapy, massage, ice/heat therapy, and rehabilitative exercises to help alleviate the pain and improve function in the neck area.
Headaches are a common ailment that affects millions of people in the UK. They can present in various ways, from localized pain to a pounding sensation throughout the head, and may be accompanied by symptoms such as nausea. While many headaches can be treated with over-the-counter remedies and lifestyle changes, some should be taken seriously as they may indicate an underlying condition.
The causes of headaches are numerous and can range from tightness in neck muscles, drug reactions, and fluctuations in blood sugar to stress and fatigue. Different types of headaches have distinct symptoms, such as tension headaches which present as a constant dull, achy feeling on one or both sides of the head, sinus headaches which are characterized by pain in the forehead and around the eyes, and cluster headaches which are intense and felt on one side of the head behind the eyes. Migraine headaches are the most severe of the three, characterized by intense and throbbing pain, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light.
While many people may turn to medication for relief, spinal adjustments can be an effective alternative for treating tension headaches, particularly those originating in the neck. If you're experiencing headaches, contact us today and let us help you find the most appropriate solution for your condition.
Sciatica is a type of pain that affects the sciatic nerve, which is a large nerve that runs from the lower back, through the hips and buttocks, and down the back of each leg. It is often a symptom of an underlying problem that is causing inflammation in the lower back.
Sciatica typically occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed, often by a herniated disk in the spine or a bone spur. Other less common causes include spinal stenosis, injury, infection, or growths in the spine. This compression can cause inflammation, pain, and numbness in the affected leg.
The pain associated with sciatica can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation, and may be worse when sitting, coughing, or sneezing. It can be debilitating for some people, while others may experience infrequent and irritating pain that has the potential to worsen over time.
Our spinal therapy treatment aims to restore spinal movement, improve function, and decrease pain and inflammation. Our treatment plan may include a combination of spinal adjustments, K Laser therapy, massage, ice/heat therapy, and rehabilitative exercises to help alleviate the pain caused by the compressed nerve.