Suffolk Chiropractic, Bury St Edmunds | A gentle approach

Back Pain at Suffolk Chiropractic

It is not alway possible to identify the causes of back pain and there are often many contributing factors. These factors may include, repetitive stress on the body caused by hunched in a sitting position or lifting  whilst adopting a bad posture. The longer these bad postures are held especially on a repetitive basis, the more likely you are to suffer back pain. Most back pain is as a result of stress on the joints and soft tissues around the spine and can be termed as non specific, meaning there is no specific identified injury.

This type of back pain typically feels:

  •  worse when bending or lifting
  • tends to get better or worse depending on your position
  • can develop gradually or suddenly
  • can be associated with stress

Sometime the cause of back pain can be due to a slipped disc or Sciatica (pinched nerve), and in addition to the above syptoms, there is an increased chance of experiencing tingling, numbness and weakness into the legs. It can also be difficult to find a comfortable position.

Another common cause of back pain is wear and tear, know as osteoarthritis and can cause a great deal of pain especially on weight bearing joints such as hips, knees and the spine. Joints lose their mobility and the soft tissues around the joint also are affected.

The approach to treatment at Suffolk Chiropactic is to treat the cause of your problem and not just the symptoms. This way you are more likely to achieve sustained improvement. During your sessions you will gain important information as to how to help yourself through lifestyle advice, stretches as well as help towards understanding how to hold and use your body in a most efficient way, making it more likely your symptoms will subside quicker. BACK

Hip Pain at Suffolk Chiropractic

Hip pain can derive from the structures within the hip joint or from the structures and ligaments surrounding the joint. If an injury or illness triggers inflammation, this space can become filled with fluid or blood, causing pain.

Heavy wear and tear on the cartilage surrounding the hip joint can cause arthritis and inflammation. Routine daily activities that place stress on the hip can also cause inflammation to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding the hip. This type of pain can develop gradually overtime.

Often what patients describe as “hip pain” may derive from a different part of the body. Some patients who experience pain in the lower back and hips, may also suffer from dysfunction of the sacroiliac joints, or from irritation of the sciatic nerve.

After performing a careful physical examination, your chiropractor will work to determine the source of your hip pain. She  will create a personalized treatment plan that could include chiropractic adjustments, exercise therapy, posture advice, stretching, soft tissue release techniques, and coordination with other health practitioners, if indicated. Treatments will aim to reduce inflammation, relax any existing muscle spasms, strengthen weakened muscles, and improve the mobility of the joint. BACK

Neck and shoulder pain at Suffolk Chiropractic

Neck and shoulder pain may be caused by a number of activities, such as falling asleep in an awkward position, extended periods of working at a computor, or  activities involving looking upwards or downwards for sustained periods or sitting  in a hunched position. This pain can be temporary, and will resolve itself on its own over several hours, or it may progress into a chronic problem. If left untreated, neck and shoulder problems can result in other issues such as radiating pain into the arms with additional unwelcome symptoms such as headaches, pins and needles and numbness into the arms

Treatment at Suffolk Chiropractic will be tailored for you and your neck/shoulder pain. This is achieved by gentle manipulation and soft tissue treatments. The approach at Suffolk Chiropractic is not only to help you with your pain but also help you to have an increasing understanding of how to use and hold your body in a most efficient way. This will speed up the healing process. During your sessions you will gain vital information as to what may have crontributed towards your symptoms.....this helps you to heal quicker. BACK

Headaches at Suffolk Chiropractic

Headaches are very common. Headaches caused by a neck problem are know as cervicogenic headaches, and it is this type of headache that responds particularly well to chiropractic. The pain can originate from the joint or muscles of the neck and for some people can be debilitating. At Suffolk Chirorpactic we aim to get to the cause of your headache. Pain killers can offer short term relief but they dont help the cause of your symptoms. After a careful examination, your chiropractor will be able to determine if you spine or the supporting muscles are an important contributing factor causing your headaches....if this is the case then there is a very good chance that chiropractic treatment can help. A  treatment plan will be discussed with you as well as some simple exercises, postural advice and important information BACK

Tennis and Golfers elbow at Suffolk Chiropractic

Tennis and golfers elbow are as a result of repetitive elbow movements  and are not just caused by tennis and golf. Apart from sports men and women, people working in manual labour type jobs such as painters, bricklayers and gardeners commonly suffer from elbow pain. Repetitive elbow movements can result in the small muscles around the elbow becoming strained so that small tears develop causing pain. Treatment for tennis and golfers elbow involves a combinations of manupulation, soft tissue treatments and acupuncture. BACK