Telehealth Consultations During the Corvid 19 Pandemic
We are closing the clinic for at least a few weeks until the Corvid 19 outbreak has subsided because we are concerned that, no matter how stringent our hygiene, if we stay open, we may be responsible for passing the virus on to vulnerable people.
We have set up a telehealth consultation service to offer you our support if you are suffering and unable to get treatment.
If you sign up for a consultation, you will receive a phone call or WhatsApp video call for 30 mins. During the call, if you show signs of serious pathology, we will refer you to the appropriate specialist. Otherwise, we will give you a diagnosis and pain relief advice. We will follow this up with a personalised video exercise programme via our App on your mobile phone or PC. We can follow up with further consultations and progression to your exercise programme if you need it.
There is good evidence that chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy can treat neck pain successfully. Mr Massey’s treatment will get you moving and feeling better in no time because it is based on his chiropractic training which he combines with osteopath and physiotherapy techniques.
Chiropractic for Neck Pain
The key with neck pain is to recognise that every case is different and many factors, like posture, how the strain happened, and where the pain is referred to (shoulder, arm, back or head) must all be considered in the comprehensive interview and examination. For example, have you had a whiplash in a car accident? Do you turn your neck a lot in your job? Or are you bent over a keyboard all day long? The first goal of treatment is to relieve pain by correcting misalignment in the spine and reducing muscle inflammation. After a few treatments, most people find that their neck is freer and can turn further that it has done for many years. The main way you can tell your neck is getting better is when you go to reverse in your car and you realise that you can just turn your head without moving your whole body.
Now is the time to introduce a programme of exercises to get to the root of the problem and to make sure that you stay mobile and pain-free. Neck exercises consist of mobilisation (gentle movements) stretching and posture work. Ensuring correct posture is essential for a healthy neck. The neck should be supported by a strong upright back. If the upper back and chest are strong, the neck is free to move the head around easily, but if they are weak then the neck has to use its muscles to hold the head up, decreasing the head’s mobility.