After months of hoping my neck and shoulder would get better it didn’t! By then it was affecting my ability look after my grandchildren and I couldn’t do much in the garden. After visiting thebackplace and having treatment my shoulder not only doesn’t hurt anymore but moves much better as well. I now have regular treatment so keep things moving freely and I am able to do the things that I want.
Chiropractic care for back and neck pain in the centre of Tunbridge Wells
I was in agony with my back and found thebackplace on the Internet. In severe pain, I was seen pretty much straight away and was given intensive treatment over a number of days to alleviate the pain . Thereafter, we agreed a programme of visits to manage and maintain my back’s health and now I visit every couple of months to keep my back in check. I have learnt to listen to my body and take preventative action by visiting the Back Place before I end up in the agony I faced before.
One-third of all adults will experience lower back pain each year, yet the majority of us brush our symptoms under the carpet until they seriously incapacitate us. For most of us, lower back pain presents as episodes of acute pain and disability, with long stretches of freedom from symptoms. But these trouble-free periods can lull us into a false sense of security: one-third of untreated lower back problems will eventually escalate to become persistent and disabling. Continue reading “A proactive approach to lower back pain” »
Neck and shoulder symptoms do not have to be dramatic to have a serious impact on our wellbeing. Throughout our lives, many of us accept intermittent periods of neck and shoulder pain as ‘just one of those things’. Yet a problem that starts as a nagging ache rarely stays that way, with statistics indicating that one-third of all neck and shoulder pain eventually develops into persistent and disabling symptoms. Continue reading “A strategy for managing recurrent neck pain” »
At thebackplace we tend not to talk about “curing” back and neck pain in the same way that a medical doctor may talk about curing an illness. Instead, as medical knowledge of back injury has improved, it is more realistic to understand that everybody’s back is more or less vulnerable to injury.
Instead people have a degree of vulnerability on a sliding scale. A person’s position on this scale will depend on many factors. We attempt to educate patients about what activities may cause injury so they can take steps to minimise these chances.
We offer maintenance visits for some patients who may gain benefit from longer term care.
The title “Chiropractor” is protected by law and all practicing professionals must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). The GCC oversees the professional conduct and standards of care provided by chiropractors. Your chiropractor’s name must appear on the GCC register.
For information on the GCC visit http://www.gcc-uk.org/
At thebackplace we are all members of the British Chiropractic Association and registered with the General Chiropractic Council. All our chiropractors have undergone a minimum of a 4 year full time chiropractic education at certified a chiropractic education institution and hold a masters degree in Chiropractic.
For information on the BCA visit www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk
For information on the GCC visit www.gcc-uk.org
All types of medical intervention (treatment) have an inherent risk of an adverse side effect be this a visit to the dentist, doctor or chiropractor. Based on the best evidence available chiropractic treatment is low risk.
Prior to having any treatment from a chiropractor the patient will be given an explanation of what may happen next.
One obvious difference is the type of education. All chiropractors at thebackplace have successfully completed a minimum of a full-time four year degree course.
Both professions perform “spinal manipulation” as a treatment for spinal joint pain. There may be some difference in the technique as to how this is performed, a bit like professional golfers having different styles of “swing”.
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