In need of low back pain treatment?
Wish to develop a stronger spine?
Our back clinic in Twickenham is here to help. We specialise in low back pain relief.
The spine is like the highway of your body. It is a combination of bones, nerves, ligaments, tendons and muscles and a connection point for your whole anatomy. Due to its mixture of strong bones and sensitive nerves, coupled with the fact it is prone to everyday abuse (such as prolonged periods of sitting, unnatural twisting/loading etc.), the spine can at times feel very delicate, particularly when suffering from low back pain.
Back Pain Relief
Low back pain treatment is the most common reason for patients to visit our back clinic in Twickenham. For anyone that is suffering with this pain, the desire for back pain relief becomes their number one priority. To quote Metallica, nothing else matters.
Low back pain can come in many forms and can present itself in different ways dependant on the cause of the low back pain. Ranging from small muscle strains that can cause sharp, acute pain; to much more long term and chronic degenerative changes which can often fly under the radar.
The majority of cases of acute low back pain are the result of injuries to the small muscles and joints of the spine. However, we sometimes see acute disc injuries that can be severe and extremely painful. In the early stages of pain there will often be significant inflammation around the affected area – even though this feels incredibly painful, acute inflammation is actually necessary to heal the damaged area and is helpful to us. Even the simplest of movements can become extremely painful and difficult, but it’s important to remember to try and keep moving as much as possible as this will help with back pain relief longer term.
Chronic low back pain is a longer term issue that can cause stiffness and decreased mobility of your spine. This is very common and affects a large number of patients, often without the ability to pinpoint the exact moment something went wrong – the pain is more gradual and insidious. Chronic low back pain is often the result of poor or repetitive movement, de-conditioning and degenerative changes as we get older.
Expert Treatment at our Back Clinic in Twickenham
No matter if your pain is chronic or acute, at our back clinic in Twickenham, our first goal is to provide back pain relief. This is more often than not managed through hands on chiropractic treatment in the form of gentle spinal manipulation to relieve pressure on the joints and improve nerve function. We may also apply kinesiology tape to the affected area to provide stability for the surrounding muscles and lasting soft tissue manipulation that will prolong the benefits of our low back pain treatment. As well as hands on treatment there is always self-management advice to help you whilst away from the clinic.
Once the immediate pain has been relieved, we work with you to develop a stronger spine to minimise the risk of future discomfort. This will often involve takeaway exercises that will promote better activation of the glutes, reduced tightness in the hamstrings, or weak core muscles which can all contribute to an overload of the spine.
If you are suffering from low back pain, or wish to develop a stronger spine, please call or email to book an initial consultation in which we can develop your bespoke treatment plan.