Joint and Muscle pain has many causes, from traumatic injury, repetitive stress injury (RSI) and referral from another location. A proper diagnosis of the cause of the pain is essential to its treatment.

Joint and Muscle Pain Treatment

Chiropractic techniques to mobilise affected joints and muscles are different from standard physiotherapy treatment. Mr Massey takes a holistic approach to all his joint and muscle pain treatments. Using standard physiotherapy techniques may not be enough, and the key to successful rehabilitation of injuries is to treat holistically. For example misalignment of the low back may be the underlying cause of knee pain. Where months of knee and leg treatment have got nowhere, treating the back as well may be the factor that makes the difference. As knee problems affect and are affected by the hips and the feet, these areas may need assessment and treatment too. The same applies to every joint and muscle in the body; the spinal joints and other joints in the same limb are likely to affect the injured area and all need to be treated to affect a full recovery.

Of course treatment alone is often not enough for joint and muscle pain, we will give you a programme of rehabilitative exercises to practice at home. These are likely to include joint mobilisation (gentle rotary movements), stretching and strengthening.  We may also give you exercises to help you improve your posture.

Our chiropractor’s unique approach to joint and muscle pain is that he uses a combination of physiotherapy and osteopath techniques alongside his chiropractic training, at his clinics in Chester and North Wales

Hear what Mr Massey’s patients have to say on the testimonials page.


I had suffered with neck and shoulder pain for a number of years after a whiplash injury. The pain would appear most months for a period of a few days which would seriously affect my movement and on occasions the pain was so bad that even the simplest of tasks such as walking was unbearable. Since receiving treatment from Stephen and carrying out the exercises that he has suggested, to strengthen my back and neck, I can honestly say that I have had no recurrence of the symptoms that I had previously suffered.

E Dod