Visiting a chiropractic and osteopathy clinic for the first time can certainly be an experience. Many people don’t realise the range of different conditions that our Tunbridge Wells clinic can provide support and treatment for.
Often, we get patients coming to us who have tried every other approach before being recommended to a chiropractor.
If you have an ongoing, chronic issue or acute pain that involves your musculoskeletal system, it’s always important that you make an appointment with your GP and have things checked out. You should never suffer in silence and hope it goes away.
To help out, here we take a closer look at five common complaints we often see here in our clinic and what we can do to provide treatment.
At our chiropractic clinic in Tunbridge Wells, we always carry out a full assessment and will recommend treatments only if we think they are appropriate for your condition.
Here are just some of the issues that we can help with.
1. Back Pain
By far one of the most common chronic problems we see at our clinic is back pain. It affects most of us at one time or another. Sometimes its cause is down to normal wear and tear, other times it may happen because of an injury or even illness.
For many people in the modern world, back pain is a really debilitating, painful condition and has a huge effect on their life. It’s an injury that often recurs once you’ve experienced it for the first time. There are plenty of things you can do, however, such as eating a healthy diet and making sure you do exercises to strengthen your core and back once the initial pain has subsided.
A range of different approaches might be needed to improve your back condition and your chiropractor or osteopath will work closely with you to find the right approach.
2. Sporting Injuries and Chiropractic Treatment
Other common problems we see at our Tunbridge Wells chiropractic and osteopathy clinic are sporting injuries. These can affect a variety of joints and different areas of the body. For example, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinopathy are conditions we often see with those who do a lot of running.
A chiropractor is not only a good option if you are looking for treatment, they can also help prevent injuries from occurring, however. Many professional sportspeople now incorporate regular chiropractic sessions into the routine or have a specialist osteopath on board when they are training for events. If you want to get some good advice on how to protect yourself while undertaking a variety of sports, we can give you plenty of help.
3. How We Treat Headaches
Treating headaches might seem an unusual thing for a chiropractor or osteopath to undertake. Actually, headaches are often caused by joint issues and other, secondary problems. While your first impulse might be to reach for the painkillers when you get a headache, many people are now looking for more natural treatments.
Your chiropractor will assess your problem and, if there is an issue with your joints, your posture or it’s discovered a spinal issue may be contributing to getting headaches, they will be able to gently manipulate your spine and potentially alleviate the pain.
4. Arthritis and Chiropractic Manipulation
Osteoarthritis is probably one of the most common causes of joint pain in the modern world and one which we often see at our Tunbridge Wells clinic. It’s a condition that leaves sufferers in a lot of pain and discomfort and can have a real impact on daily living.
Osteoarthritis is a condition that normally starts over the age of 40 and affects nearly a third of adults over the age of 65. While it tends to affect women more than men, it’s also impacted by being overweight and obese.
Other causes of arthritis are from injury or following an operation on a joint. Some osteoarthritis conditions are influenced by abnormalities at birth, others develop in early childhood.
Chiropractic manipulation has been shown to help in many cases of arthritis, improving mobility and helping muscles to relax. It is not appropriate for all cases so finding the right approach that works is vitally important. That’s why our osteopathy and chiropractic team undertake a full assessment and review your medical history before any treatment is suggested.
5. Neck pain
There’s nothing worse than neck pain. It can make it difficult to concentrate and prevent you getting a good night’s sleep and that’s just for a start. The increase in this type of problem is largely down to our sedentary lifestyle and a tendency to get into bad posture habits. We also see patients who have suffered injuries, either through sporting events or car accidents.
The neck is a short chain of individual vertebrae and probably one of the most vulnerable areas of the body. Don’t forget, it’s carrying a pretty big weight – the head. Weakness in the muscles caused by bad posture, wear and tear and sudden, violent movements can all have an effect. And it’s a problem that can be difficult to shake off.
One of the biggest causes of pain is when the muscles spasm in the neck area and chiropractic manipulation can certainly help with this. It’s important, as with any other musculoskeletal issue, to get a proper diagnosis before any treatment is undertaken but our team can provide a number of solutions and therapeutic approaches.
At our Tunbridge Wells Clinic, we have an expert team of chiropractors and osteopaths to help treat a wide range of conditions. Contact us on 01892 543029 today to book an appointment.
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