How Spinal Therapy Can Help Low Back Pain

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.

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!

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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.

Pain Free Patients Testimonials

Dr Chris got straight to the problem with my back.

Very effective with customized exercises to do in between visits. Very proactive with advice via email, websites as well as during visits to the clinic.

Amazed by how important health in the back muscles is directly linked to overall health of the body. Certainly recommend clinic and team working there.‎

Mike, Brookmans Park

Chris has been very good over many years sorting out neck and back pains telling me how it all works what to eat and how I should train to keep fit always straight to the point of the pain I will continue to see him every month or more if need be‎.

Thomas, Butcher, Brookmans Park

Hi there, must say that Dr Chris straightened me out both physically and structurally after a fall – his spoke to me in a most pleasant manner whilst my bones were “cracked” into place – his method of contorting me into different positions worked – I heard crack, crack, crack and then felt my body relax and fall into place.

I would recommend Dr Chris and the practice to anybody who has an ailment (or even if they haven’t) because he has ways of enabling you to look after the body that you have. Would wholeheartedly recommend this clinic and its staff to all who ask!!! So ask me – please! ‎


The pain relief centre is just what it says. A very professional and friendly team with the cleanest facilities I have ever seen, including the changing rooms and gowns.

Dr Chris does only what is needed and won’t waste your time or money. Through the weekly communications available, the clinic has become a great learning resource for me. Offering advice on alternative therapies and exercises that help to repair and keep fit, well and healthy. I haven’t taken a painkiller since my first visit.‎


I first came to the Finchley Chiropractic Clinic in 1999, with upper back pain. I now come to the clinic for regular check ups as Dr Pickard deals with general lifestyle, which helps establish good habits.

I generally come in to the clinic feeling OK, am greeted without fail by friendly staff and then see Dr Pickard. His treatment is painless, and the effects are immediate, I feel benefit each time and leave feeling better than when I came in.

Stuart Scattergood, Finchley, North London

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