Treating pain

Here at Maldon Chiropractic our aim is to combat your pain – and that’s not just back pain. Our expert chiropractic team examine, diagnose and treat a variety of the problems that arise in the vast framework of muscles, bones and joints that support the human body.

In a time where the working world revolves around media devices, upper and lower back pain are the common consequences of sitting down for long periods of time or being hunched over a computer 9 until 5. Where spinal discomfort does not remedy itself, we are here to actively root out the source of the problem and then correct it.

Headaches and migraines are another common complaint that we can treat. They are debilitating pains to live with and chiropractic treatment can often be the answer you have been waiting for. We aim to alleviate headache pain by mobilising the neck joints and releasing tension in the postural neck muscles.

Your hips, knees and ankles can also suffer, sometimes as a result of imbalances in your pelvis and spine. Our team have the expertise to find out the cause of your problem and help to stop it recurring.

Cause:

There are all sorts of reasons for people to experience back pain. Sometimes it is as simple as the way you sit or stand, at other times it can be caused by lifting and carrying objects incorrectly. Repeating daily activities, even something as simple as bending to tie your shoe, can also put strain on your back.

Symptoms:

The type of pain experienced is different for different people; it might be a dull ache in the lower back region or involve muscle spasms, numbness and pins and needles. You may have experience reduced mobility, knots at the base of your neck and even headaches.

Solution:

Chiropractic care treats the cause of the pain, not just the pain itself. A member of our expert chiropractic team will carry out a full examination and ask you questions about your medical history, lifestyle and posture to try and determine the cause of your back pain and offer a diagnosis.

They will then carry out gentle and specific manipulations on the joints of the problem areas to correct imbalances, working to relive pain and increase mobility.

Cause:

Your neck is the most vulnerable part of your spine: it supports your head, permits head rotation and allows the free flow of nerve impulses to the head, face, hands and rest of the body. Neck pain is a sign that something is wrong. Activities such as watching TV and using a phone or computer are the most common causes of neck pain. Often the pain will resolve on its own, especially if you discontinue the activity. However, when it doesn’t, this can indicate that a more serious underlying problem exists.

Symptoms:

Neck pain can be felt as a tight knot, stiffness or pain in the muscles at the base of your neck. It can result in headaches, a “locked” neck, or even pain and weakness in your arms.

Solution:

If your neck pain is the result of abnormal position or motion of the spinal bones of the neck, then chiropractic adjustments can be effective. A member of our chiropractic team will carry out gentle and specific manipulations of the joints of the area to correct imbalances, which works to relieve pain and increase mobility.

Cause:

Headaches can occur for a range of reasons. They might be caused by physical trauma, nutritional deficiencies or chemical toxins. Emotional stress is another common cause; stress causes tightness in the muscles of the neck, back and shoulders which can rapidly lead to headaches.

Symptoms:

The pain experienced with headaches varies. It might range from a dull ache around the front, top and sides of the head to the severe throbbing pain associated with migraines. Other unwelcome symptoms of a headache or migraine include nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light.

Solution:

Imbalances in the neck or “Cervical” joints can affect nerves, muscles and even the blood supply to your head.  If the headache is caused by structures in the neck then Chiropractic can help. We see fantastic results with headache sufferers every day.  Book in now to see if you too can get your headaches under control.

Hip, knee and ankle pain are common problems experienced by many people and are often closely linked. For example, a niggle in the knee might be caused by an underlying problem with the hip. This is known as “referred pain”.

Causes:

The unavoidable wear and tear of a lifetime causes our joints to degenerate. Cartilage thins and joints become stiff, which results in nerve irritation and inflammation. Hip pain can also be caused by overuse in sport or from a fall.

Symptoms:

Hip, knee and ankle problems can be extremely uncomfortable and it is unlikely you will be able to bear weight when you walk or run without experiencing pain. You may also hear or be aware of a clunking sensation in the joint area. If you experience swelling, tingling or numbness of the joint it is important that you consult a professional so that a diagnosis can be made.

Solution:

We cannot reverse the joint degeneration process, but chiropractic treatment serves to improve the function of muscles and joints, which in turn reduces nerve irritation. We can assess your problem and then advise you on the most appropriate care to get you back on your feet. This may involve gentle and specific manipulations to treat the joints, which will reduce pain and inflammation. Here at Maldon Chiropractic we utilise rehabilitative exercise to ensure long lasting benefits and fastest return to daily function.  We will provide you with corrective exercises to help maintain the benefits of treatment and prolong your new found movement.