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January 6, 2015

Sacroiliac Joint Exercises for Low Back Pain Relief

Exercises for Sacroiliac Joint Pain Relief

The sacroiliac joints are a common cause of low back pain, mainly because of our sedentary life styles.  The best way to avoid sacroiliac joint problems is to avoid sitting and spend plenty of time walking.  I know this is easier said than done!

If you do suffer low back pain, then there are hundreds of exercises that may help, so it is important to get a diagnosis before trying any.  If you know you have sacroiliac joint problems it is also useful to know if you have unstable (or hypermobile) joints, or stiff ones.

Here are a few exercises to try:

For more information on sacroiliac joints: A common cause of low back pain

 

January 6, 2015

A Common Cause of Low Back Pain- the Sacroiliac Joints

Sacroiliac Joint Pain and SI Syndrome

Sacroiliac joint pain, often labelled low back, pelvic, or even hip pain by the lay person is possibly the most common pain in the body.

Situated to either side of the base of the spine (see diagram) the sacroiliac joints (often shortened to SI joints) hold the pelvis together and provide a firm foundation for the spinal column. The joints are held together by thick ligaments that encapsulate the whole joint – so it is possible to sprain both the back and front portions, either separately or together.

sacroiliac jointsAt the beginning of the twentieth century the sacroiliac joints were thought to be the cause of most low back pain. Then with the discovery of ‘slipped’ discs the diagnosis of sacroiliac sprains became unfashionable. In the eighties and nineties the use of MRI revealed many people to have bulging discs yet no symptoms, as well as people with all the symptoms attributed to a bulging disc – but no evidence on MRI. Now the SI joints seem to be recognised once again.

Please watch the videos for more information on sacroiliac joint pain, and low back pain exercises.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Who Gets Sacroiliac Joint Problems


To view some exercises to relieve sacroiliac joint pain go to the next post – Back Pain Exercises

November 3, 2014

How Spinal Therapy Can Help Low Back Pain

How to Finally Fix Disc Pain and Sciatica

Many of our patients first visit our Hertfordshire clinic complaining of back pain, it’s something that can be life changing for those suffering. Our whole ethos is around treating our patients naturally, getting to the route problem and coming up with a comprehensive plan to treat the cause of back pain naturally.
man with back pain

We start this process through consultation and we are so confident that we can help our patients that if we don’t believe we can help then your consultation is FREE! So you really have nothing to lose by coming to see us.

We use a range of techniques at our clinics but our main form of treatment is spinal manipulation, we will discuss with you the best way to move forward for you, ensuring that you are comfortable and fully informed about what we advise. This is your treatment plan after all!

Call Us Today to Book a Consultation 01707 662 704

Our clinic is in Brookmans Park, between Hatfield and Potters Bar. Close to the M25 and the A1. There is also an overland mainline train station from central London.

What Causes Back Pain

Low back pain has multiple causes, from mechanical issues in the low back itself, to problems in the feet, hips or knees, the neck, the jaw, or even nutritional deficiencies. Even if the back pain is being caused by the low back itself you have to know is it a ‘slipped disc’, is it the joints, is it muscle weakness, is it muscle tightness, is it the ligaments? And so on.
So the quickest way for you to find relief for your back pain is to find someone who can assess and give advice on all of those causes.

An Example of How Spinal Manipulation Can Help

This is what we do, asses what is causing your back pain, and then offer help as needed.

Perhaps the best way to illustrate why spinal manipulation is the smart choice for you, is to share the recent story (July 2014) about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s low back pain.

No matter what you may think of his music, millions of others undoubtedly enjoy his work – who hasn’t heard of The Phantom of the Opera? And it’s pretty likely he has a few hit shows left to write, so it would be a loss to humanity if he passed away any time soon.

Last year though, it came as a great shock to find out that the great Andrew Lloyd Webber was thinking of committing suicide!

Why was he thinking of ending it all?

Because of his severe, never ending back and leg pain.

After “countless medical procedures” as Lloyd Webber put it, he was still in constant pain. The official count was 14 – 2 surgeries and 12 anesthetic injections. All failed.

So after putting up with going nowhere he actually contemplated assisted death at a clinic in Europe.

Luckily, he decided to try chiropractic (a form of spinal manipulation) first.

After some gentle adjustments to his whole body, and not just his back and leg, Andrew Lloyd Webber started to recover, came out of his suicidal depression, and got back to life.

So, even if you have had failed back surgery, there is a chance that chiropractic can help.
You can book an appointment now by calling us on 01707 662 704.

Further Information About Back Pain

We have a wealth of information about back pain, so please do browse the website or take a look at our blog.

You can also find more information in our free low back pain report where you can learn:

  • Why going to your family doctor may only make your back pain worse!
  • Why 50-53% of low back surgery is unnecessary and unsuccessful!
  • What you don’t know about using pain relievers CAN hurt you!
  • The most successful treatment of low back pain doesn’t involve any drugs or surgery!
  • What to do right now if you suffer from ANY back pain!
May 21, 2014

Low Back Pain

Are You Suffering From Lower Back Pain?
You are not alone…

Lower back pain is without a doubt the most disabling and aging condition that strikes almost everyone at some point.  In practice it is the one condition that makes everyone say “I feel like an old man (or woman)”.

For our Free Low Back Pain Report go here – Finchley Chiropractic Clinic

Here’s some background to the back pain problem in the UK:

  •  Back pain results in over 80 million days off work
  •  80% of people will be affected by back pain at some point in their lives
  •  Back problems occur equally in sedentary work and manual work
  •  Back problems create 7 million visits to the GP
  •  Most are in the 16-44 age range
  •  33,000 back accidents are related to the workplace
  •  Problems reoccur in 80% of the cases
  •  80% of “VDU” workers have back problems

So if you are suffering back pain.. you are in in the “majority” and the good news is chiropractic can really help, both in the short term by relieving the pain and in the longer term, prevent re-occurrence and maybe in the meantime give you mobility you thought you had lost.

What causes back pain?

Unsurprisingly, as back pain effects so many people the causes of back pain are many. As we are only “given” one spine it makes sense to look after it.  Here are some of the more common causes:

What is the solution?

Government Studies reveal lower back pain sufferers have received very good news lately.  Major studies from the US, Canada and UK have reaffirmed what chiropractic patients have been telling their friends with back pain for years: “Why don’t you see my chiropractor? You’ll probably get better much faster than from drugs or surgery- and it’s safer too.

What the British Researchers found

In 1991 the Medical Research Council sent shock-waves through the health care system when a definite public pronouncement established chiropractic as one of the preferred and most effective methods of care for acute adult low back pain.

“Chiropractic almost certainly confers worthwhile long term benefits in comparison with hospital out patient management”.

If all these patients were referred for chiropractic instead of hospital treatment, the annual cost would be about four million pounds.

Our results suggest that there might be a reduction of some 290,000 days in sickness absence during 2 years, saving about 13 million in output and 2.9 million in social security payments”. British Medical Journal, June 2nd 1990 –

Do GP’s recommend chiropractic?

In 1999 The Royal College of General Practitioners updated their guidelines for the treatment of acute low back pain. The main points from these guidelines may shock you, those relevant to chiropractors are:

  • Not to recommend the use of bed rest as a treatment method, as it is not as effective as alternative treatments for pain relief and likely to make back pain worse.
  • Early intervention is essential for effective management and full recovery.
  • Spinal manipulation is recommended for patients who are failing to return to normal activities.
  • Also add some of the What science says  parts from existing website

Does Chiropractic work in severe cases of Chronic Spinal Pain?

The July 2003 issue of Spine compared three different types of care to see which was most effective.

The treatments compared were:

  • Medicine (pain killers)
  • Acupuncture and
  • Chiropractic.

The study was conducted in Australia.

The results: chiropractic the most effective, acupuncture second and drugs third.

Chiropractic was an amazing three to four times more likely to bring about recovery than the other two treatments.

A second bonus was the measured overall increase in health.  While acupuncture and pain killer patients had measured 15% and 18% increases in general health, those undergoing chiropractic care had an increase of 47%.

To book an appointment to see if we can help, call 01707 662 704 today.

February 28, 2013

Lower Back Pain Treatment at Home

Having treated lower back pain for almost 20 years, I’ve learned a thing or two about what can be done at home, right now, to try and ease your back pain.

First off though, I have to warn you that low back pain can be a very serious condition, especially if it lasts more than 3 days – and immediately if you have tingling or numbness (especially around your buttocks or groin), or if you loose bowel or bladder control.

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February 3, 2018

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Understand Your Pain

Understanding the Pain of Fibromyalgia and Arthritis

If you have been struggling with pain then these two videos should help you come to an understanding of what is going on, and give you some hope.

One Step Cure For Arthritis

Understanding Chronic Back Pain and Fibromyalgia

Functional Health Care

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November 24, 2014

How Spinal Therapy Can Help With Neck Pain

A common ailment that we see at our Hertfordshire clinic is neck pain. It can be debilitating for those suffering in constant pain and it’s something that can really have a huge impact on quality of life. We don’t just look at helping you deal with pain though; our real focus is getting to the cause of the problem. Once we know what the real issue is, we can come up with an action plan.

If you are suffering with neck pain, we ask that you attend an initial consultation. We are so confident that we can help you that if we find we can’t work out the root of the problem then your consultation is FREE! So there really is no risk in coming to see us.

First and foremost we trained as chiropractors but we do offer a range of other natural functional treatments for neck pain too. We will discuss with you the best treatment plan for you, ensuring that you are fully informed about the treatments we advise for you.

So Call Us Today to Book a Consultation 01707 622 704.

We are currently offering FREE neck pain screenings, register here:

Our clinic is in Brookmans Park, which is between Hatfield and Potters Bar

Types of Neck Pain

The second most common complaint among patients, neck pain, can occur in the middle of the neck, either side and/or can extend to the shoulders and/or chest area. The most obvious symptom of issues within the neck area is obviously pain in that location, but it can also lead to other issues such as headaches, difficulty sleeping or it can even lead to pain in other areas of the body.

Neck pain can sometimes be traced back to a specific injury or it could be due to poor posture, anxiety or a whole host of other causes. That’s why it’s important to get checked out to try and find out what the cause is rather than just masking the pain.

If you have acute or persistent neck pain then give us a call today to book an appointment on
01707 622 704.

Chronic Neck Pain – How Gill Got of Morphine!

Related Article – Neck Pain in Teenagers and Children: Text Neck

May 21, 2014

Pregnancy Back Pain Relief

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At the Pain Relief Centres in Brookmans Park and Finchley we have been experts in pregnancy back pain relief for over 10 years.  Chris Pickard DC has actually been helping expectant mums get through their pregnancy back pain since 1995, and helped his own wife through two pregnancies and births (the first in 2001).

Before you seek pregnancy back pain relief via chiropractic either in Finchley or our Potters Bar / Hatfield centre, you may have a few questions, so please call us on 01707 662 if the following FAQ sections is not enough…

Is chiropractic care safe for pregnancy back pain relief?

There are no known problems with chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Most chiropractors have helped women with back pain through pregnancy.

How does chiropractic help give pregnancy back pain relief?

During pregnancy, there are several physiological and hormonal changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. The following changes could result in a misaligned spine or joints:

  • Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
  • Pelvic changes
  • Postural adaptations

Establishing pelvic balance and spinal alignment is the major key chiropractic care during pregnancy.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Many women seek chiropractic care to relieve neck or back pain that can result from weight gain and altered biomechanics during pregnancy. But even if you’re not in pain, you can benefit from visiting a chiropractor

Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy, other than providing back pain relief include:

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reducing the time of labour and delivery
  • Relieving neck pain and headaches
  • When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth.
  • The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.

If you want to know if any scientific studies have been done you can read more here:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2647084/

Totteridge, Whetstone or Finchley pregnancy back pain relief in North Finchley, Tally Ho Corner call 01707 662 704

Potters Bar pregnancy back pain relief, Hatfield pregnancy back pain relief come to Brookmans Park call 01707 662 704

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