What do our Chiropractors treat?
Back, hip, leg and sciatic pain
Our experienced chiropractors treat a wide variety of problems. Low back pain is the commonest and may be accompanied by hip pain, aching in the buttock or sciatica that can reach as far as the knee, ankle, feet or toes.
At its worst back pain can be acompanied by muscle spasms that can stop you sitting, standing, or even sleeping. There may be pins and needles, numbness, tingling or weakness that can make every waking hour a misery.
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Neck, head, shoulder, elbow, wrist pain
We commonly treat neck pain and the symptoms arising from it, ranging from torticollis or "wry neck", when agonsing muscle spasms prevent all neck movement, though deep burning shoulder or arm pain, to headaches and migraine. RSI, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can often arise from or be made worse by an underlying neck condition. We regularly receive referrals from Insurance Companies for the treatment of whiplash injuries after a car accident.
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Enhancing Sports Performance
International sportsmen and sportswomen often have a chiropractor dedicated to their performance in competition. This is because they recognise that to reach and maintain peak performance they need every joint and every muscle to be working at full capacity. A fraction of a percent in performance can mean the difference between winning a Gold medal or missing the podium in fourth place. Our chiropractors are trained to manage sports injuries and to rehabilitate after injury.
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Age is no barrier to treatment
As we get older osteoarthritis naturally follows us in just the same way as wrinkles, greying hair, or stiffening joints. "Arthritis" should not mean pain. Provided joints remain mobile, muscles remain toned and ligamernts don't over-reach the wear and tear associated with aging should be slow, gentle and painless. X-rays of healthy elderly persons can often show quite advanced "arthritis" and yet there has been no pain. The pain associated with artritis often occurs because a joint with wear and tear becomes overloaded. Stiffening joints immediately above and below the painful joint have imposed their lost movement upon it, causing pain and inflammation. Chiropractic maintenance treatment relies on restoring normal movement to stiffening joints, easing or banishing the pain of osteoarthritis.
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Babies, toddlers and children can also benefit from Chiropractic care. Rough and tumble in the playground, tripping and falling, and sometimes even a traumatic birth can lead to malfunctioning joints. These may not necessarily cause pain at the time, but "faulty joint mechanics" can lead to problems later on.
The teenage years are times of rapid growth. At school more time is spent carrying books from classroom to classroom, modern living can mean hours on mobile phones, tablets and computer games and the more energetic can be found on the sports field or gym. All these can place postural stresses on young bodies as they grow, whether shoulder pain from bags slung over shoulders, neck, back or head pain from being hunched over modern technology or injuries from sporting strains and sprains. Now is the time to ensure that children of all ages develop healthily into full adulthood. Once they are fully grown it is harder to put them right.
What do our other practitioners treat?
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