Do chiropractors treat back pain
Back pain is a very common symptom and something that many people come to see us for at our chiropractic clinic in Eastbourne. At Lushington chiropractic clinic in Eastbourne we run a series of health talks and one of the first things we address is ‘do chiropractors treat back pain’. Obviously, most people answer ‘yes’. This is actually a trick question, the reason this is a trick question is because chiropractors do not treat back pain, what they look for is the root cause of the problem and look to address this. So, if we wanted to treat back pain, we would advise taking painkillers but as chiropractors we want to identify the underlying problem so that we can fix it.
On your first visit for back pain
On your first visit for back pain we always conduct a full consultation. In this appointment we ask a series of questions as well as performing neurological and orthopaedic tests to understand exactly where the back pain is coming from. Otherwise all we would do is have a tick box and people would tick back pain and then get back pain treatment. Everyone who presents to the clinic will be assessed in full and therefore get a tailor-made care plan consisting of the right treatment that we feel is appropriate for them. In some cases, we don’t feel that we can help, and, in those cases, we refer out to people who we believe will be more appropriate for that person. In certain circumstances we can utilise imaging such as X-rays to help to understand the problem in more detail. It helps that in our chiropractic clinic in Eastbourne we do have x-ray facilities on site which means that we can arrange X-rays quickly for the most efficient turn around. For more information on why chiropractors take x-rays follow this link to a blog I have written.
Why have I got back pain?
Often with back pain it has built up over time. This is because of poor posture, bad habits, bad ergonomics, not exercising enough etc. This is one of the reasons why we do the talks. These talks are aimed at helping people to address these repetitive bad movements that are being performed and leading to these problems in the first place. Our aim at Lushington chiropractic in Eastbourne is for people to feel better, heal better and stay better. A big component of this is addressing the problems and the things that are being done incorrectly at home, at work and out and about in the world.
With many complaints they have been present for a long time. This means that we can’t always get things back to 100%. In these cases, our aim is to get you as well as possible and keep you that way. In these cases, often we continue to see you on a monthly basis to help to keep things under control. Due to these underlying problems, what can happen is these damages build-up no matter how well we do things out and about in the world so ensuring that the movements are maintained through treatment is very important.
So do chiropractors treat back pain?
So overall the question ‘do chiropractors treat back pain’ is a kind of ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Chiropractors do not treat the pain itself but by treating the underlying problem they address the symptoms that come along with it such as back pain.
If you are wondering how chiropractic can help with back pain click here to find out more.
To find out more about what you can do to help keep your spine healthy feel free to come along to one of our health talks at Lushington chiropractic in Eastbourne. If you would like to come to one of these talks please ring the clinic on 01323 722499 and book in.
To check when our next back classes are please follow this link to our website with the up-to-date times.
Yours in health,
Mykel Mason your Eastbourne chiropractor
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We have a huge variety of blogs on low back pain. If you’ve found this blog helpful and would like to find out more, then please check out one of our other blogs on low back pain below.
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