Have you been putting off seeking help for your back pain for a month or more? You may be surprised to know that you’re not alone. Recent research* results revealed by the British Chiropractic Association found that just over a third of British people wait a month or more before seeking professional help for their back pain.
The research also revealed that women take longer than many to seek help with women taking on average six weeks and men taking on average three weeks.
The fact that people delay seeking professional advice for their back pain comes as no great surprise to our team of chiropractors at City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke on Trent. Many patients that seek help at our clinic have experienced back pain for sometime before visiting us.
Due to the success of Chiropractic care for the treatment of back pain, Chiropractic is often known for its treatment of backs. Chiropractors are experts at assessing the function of joints and pay particular attention to the joints of the spine.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recently recommended the best approach to back pain is spinal manipulation and exercises. Contrary to the old belief that bed rest was the best way, medicine now recommends the chiropractic approach to keep things moving. You can read a report on the effectiveness of manual therapies for the management of a variety of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions here.
If you are suffering back pain right now then our chiropractors may be able to help you. You can call us on 01782 848 184 to book an appointment with one of our team.
When you visit one of our chiropractors they will take a detailed history of your condition and perform a thorough examination to try to get to the underlying cause of your back pain.
After making a diagnosis our chiropractor uses techniques such as massage, mobilisation, manipulation, Activator and taping. You can read more about the techniques our chiropractors use here.
Of course prevention is better than cure and making some simple lifestyle changes can often help prevent and manage back pain. You can find lots of advice and information on our website to help make these changes. We also have lots of videos that you can watch which will help you prevent back pain when undertaking daily activities like sitting at your computer, driving and sleeping.
*Consumer research carried out between 28/02/2018 and 07/03/2018 on a sample of 2,066 UK adults aged 16 + on behalf of the British Chiropractic Association.
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From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
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