Winchester Chiropractor Max Atkinson says that back pain is something that affects most adults during their lifetime and it is one of the most common problems among patients visiting his Bradford House Practice.
Back Pain, Acute or Chronic?
Patients may have suffered from acute back pain sustained doing a simple every day activity like bending to pick up a small child, doing some gardening or playing a sport. Alternatively, their back pain may be a chronic problem that keeps recurring and patients often arrive at the practice, searching for a solution when other avenues have failed to bring lasting relief.
At Bradford House Chiropractic Clinic, Max gives patients the assurance that they will leave their first appointment with a clear understanding of their problem if Chiropractic treatment is appropriate for them or, advice on seeing a GP for a referral to a more specialist healthcare provider if it is not. The aim is that all patients treated by Max for a back pain problem will leave that first appointment in less pain, with greater mobility and with a treatment plan in place. So whether you are suffering from acute, or chronic back pain, call us today on 01962 861188 and schedule your assessment appointment today.
For acute back pain patients, the immediate problem is usually resolving the cause and relieving the pain, enabling them to get back to everyday life as quickly as possible. They may suffer a loss of confidence and worry about whether they are going to get a repeat injury in the future.
For chronic back pain patients, who are also seeking relief from pain and a return to normality, it is common for yet another bout of pain and incapacity to be accompanied by feelings of depression. This can be caused by having big worries about long-term health, whether things are going to get worse in the future and how they are going to manage with a chronic condition as they get older.
How Chiropractic Can Help
Among younger patients, Max sees quite a few problems arising from use of mobile, hand-held devices such as smart phones, tablets and games machines. These tend to cause upper back and neck pain due to concentration for long periods with the head bent forward and looking down at the screen. Fashion can also cause back problems – skinny jeans can put pressure on the waist, lower back and hips while high heels can cause lower back pain too.
Among older patients, the majority are suffering from mechanical problems simply caused by the wear and tear on the joints of the spine and pelvis that has a direct relationship to the number of birthdays experienced! Back pain that is secondary to another health problem such as arthritis are also common.
Chiropractic can help resolve back pain arising from these problems although Max, as a Winchester Chiropractor in a city with a large student population, cannot guarantee to persuade his younger patients away from their Play-Stations or to wear ‘comfy’ shoes! However, his holistic approach, combining Chiropractic techniques with dietary and lifestyle advice and guidance on nutritional supplementation, particularly in older people has enabled patients to return to normal activities as quickly as possible. His ongoing ‘wellness care’ has also helped to free many from their worries and concerns about the future. To find out more about how Chiropractic could help resolve your back pain problem, call the practice today on 01962 861188.