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Lower back pain treatment at Back to Health

Are you suffering from any of the following symptoms which are often linked to back pain?

Low back pain is by far the most common reason to consult a chiropractor. It is by far the most common reason why patients come to see us at Back to Health.

In the UK, 30% of people are suffering with back pain at any one time and up to 80% of the adult population will suffer an episode significant enough to seek medical advice at some time in their life.

The low back, also known as the lumbar spine, consists of 5 lumbar vertebrae separated by discs and the sacrum, a triangular bone which is joins the spine to the pelvis by very 2 large sacro-iliac joints. Between each vertebra, pairs of facet joints connect on each side of the spine and allow the back to twist bend and turn in different directions. Between each set of vertebrae, a nerve leaves the spine which travels down into the leg, creating the sciatic nerve.

Your Back to Health clinician will aim to identify the source of your problem, treat the cause of pain and advise how to best keep it from recurring. Often this will involve advice on exercise, lifestyle changes and adaptation of day to day activities. The treatment may take several weeks depending on how long the pain has been present. Back pain is often associated with several different conditions:

A very short guide to self-diagnosis!

  • Sharp pain - Indicates inflammation. This can occur with tendons, bursas or indeed the joint itself
  • Ache - Often originates from muscular problems, tightness or overuse
  • Restriction - Can occur when the joint itself is involved as with osteoarthritis or can be restricted by pain from muscle and tendon problems
  • Weakness - May be associated with pain or can be directly caused through nerve involvement
  • Numbness and Tingling - Indicates nerve involvement. When the hand is involved, the nerves can be irritated anywhere from the neck to the wrist or hand itself

Conditions most commonly & successfully treated

Back pain treatment at Back to Health

Causes of back pain

The main causes for low back pain are muscular weakness and postural strain due to a variety of causes including:

  • Being overweight
  • Sitting
  • Incorrect lifting
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Stress (both physical and mental)
  • Trauma
  • Sports injuries
  • Pregnancy
  • "Wear and tear"

and the list goes on!

Back pain may vary from a slight niggle to sharp debilitating pain. It can be quite localised or can affect every part of the back. Recent research by NICE has highlighted both the effectiveness and safety of chiropractic treatment for low back pain. GP guidelines on the management of acute low back pain also recommend spinal manipulation as a treatment option.


Testimonials

The chiropractor has not only alleviated my lower back discomfort, she was shown me the correct way to perform stretches & exercises to strengthen my back. All of this done in a friendly and relaxed environment
Lesley, Wrexham chiropractic patient

I thought that this would be my life from now on. I had beaten cancer twice and thought that chronic back pain was the price I had to pay. Once unable to move without pain killers, I can now manage without them and have a new lease of life
Wrexham patient 5146

Feeling much, much better after suffering from years of back pain. Did a 2.5 mile walk on holiday which I haven’t managed to do for years! Thank you Chris for your help
Jean, Mold patient

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Did you know?

Our registered clinicians are the best qualified in their field of MSK medicine and are all registered with their professional associations. We are an accredited PRT training centre for graduate chiropractors

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Chester 01244 332 551  
Mold 01352 751 939  
Wrexham 01978 264 531