Back Doctor Chiropractic Clinic
- Medication-Free Relief from Discomfort
- Treating Causes not Symptoms
If you are suffering from a sudden attack of severe pain we will help get rid of it fast. We will diagnose the problem, treat you, give you advice and a long term rehabilitation programme. For advice and downloads take a look at our Emergency Back Pain page.
If you have suffered for more than a few weeks you may need a more holistic approach. We will work with you to get to the root of the problem and to help resolve it for good.
After taking a full medical history and performing spinal, orthopaedic and neurological examinations, we rule out any serious pathology and make a medical diagnosis (eg slipped disc)
This means exploring how muscles and joints move together. How is the body working? Are muscles over-tight or too weak? Are the spinal joints moving correctly without restriction?
Finally we make an holistic assessment. This means looking at other factors that may influence the problem such as posture, stress, work, diet and the feet
Our Latest Posts
What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Lumbar spinal stenosis is often associated with ageing. It is caused by a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lumbar area (lower back). The spine changes as we age and this leads to the degeneration of the intervertebral discs and facet joints. The ligaments also become thicker with age, which also contributes to the narrowing of the spinal canal. 
Many people are looking for easy back pain remedies, but it is hard for some patients to find what works for them, as both management and treatment depend on their history as well as the type and severity of their pain.
If you are suffering from backaches, here are four tips that will help relieve your symptoms and make your daily activities less troublesome and more enjoyable.
The Link Between Depression and Chronic Back Pain
Most people with chronic back pain also develop clinical or major depression. Psychological theories state that it is because chronic pain reduces the patient’s ability to engage in different types of activities that they used to enjoy (i.e., family activities, work, recreation, and even self-care). According to a study (Gatchel and Turk, 1999), the decreased ability to perform any activity leads to a downward physical and emotional spiral called “physical and mental deconditioning.” 
Avoiding a sedentary lifestyle is some of the most common advice practitioners give to patients with low back pain. If you are suffering from backache, you know that prolonged inactivity can delay your recovery and even worsen your symptoms.