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You do not have to live with back pain
Up to 85 per cent of people are affected by back pain at some time in their lives, leading to approximately 8 million lost working days a year in the UK alone – it is the most frequent cause of days lost from work apart from the common cold.
Poor posture, incorrect lifting technique, overuse, trauma and prolonged sitting can all contribute to back pain. Age, gender and genetics can also influence the risk. Back pain is rarely a symptom of a tumour or infection.
Chiropractic care, together with improved posture and exercises specific to the area, can help ease the pain.
Seek emergency medical help if you are experiencing the sudden onset of:
• Bowel or bladder incontinence
• Difficulty passing urine or feeling a need to, when there is none
• Losing function in both legs
• Numbness around the anus
• Numbness or tingling in the genitals or buttock or a loss of sensation during intercourse.
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Why chronic back pain?
Lower back pain is more common since this area bears the most weight. Among the biomechanical constraints causing these ailments, studies have shown that the decrease in lumbar curvature (lordosis) plays a decisive role. (1-3) This loss of alignment (hypolordosis) is the consequence of prolonged incorrect positions in front of the computer for example or in the car, repeated movements at work or during the exercise of a sport, accident, or even birth trauma. Of course, a sedentary lifestyle, poor back and abdominal muscle tone, obesity, repeated heavy lifting and poor posture also contribute to the incidence of back pain.
La posture Optimale
In the ideal posture seen from the front, the head, shoulders, rib cage and pelvis are aligned in a perfectly vertical axis. The spine is straight.
Viewed from the side, the ear, shoulder, thorax, hip, knee and ankle are also aligned in a vertical axis. The spine has three flowing curvatures.
This optimal alignment, postural and vertebral, gives the spine flexibility and resistance, while allowing it a wide range of motion.
How does chronic back pain affect your health?
It is true that spinal misalignment creates a breeding ground for accelerated spinal joint degeneration called osteoarthritis. However, it does not only affect the bones, muscles, ligaments and discs but also the nervous system. The latter is the great conductor of all the functions of the human body. The brain sends its impulses, its vital energy, to the organs and the limbs through the spinal column. The alteration of its alignment, or vertebral subluxation, hinders proper communication between the brain and the rest of the body. This interference can cause pain but also a failure of certain disease-promoting systems.
This is why, for many, suffering from chronic back pain also means experiencing a whole additional set of physical, psychosocial and emotional disorders: headaches, migraines, digestive problems, depression, anxiety, fatigue and impaired immune capacities. . (4-6).
A proven solution for effective relief!
One of the most successful techniques for restoring lordosis in the lower back is lumbar traction developed by chiropractor, Ida Norgaard. Using this method has been shown to not only correct lumbar alignment but also reduce lower back pain and normalize nerve function. (8-10)
Realigning the posture and physiological curvatures of the spine is one of the most effective methods for relieving back pain, recovering mobility and soothing irritation and pressure on delicate nerve roots. that emerge from it. In addition, by covering the vertebral and postural alignment, the stress imposed on the support structures of your spine will be reduced as well as the risk of recurrence of your back pain!
Treat and relieve lower back pain with Chiropractic
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention or miss work, and it’s a leading cause of disability worldwide. Most people suffer from back pain at least once.
Chiropractors are specialists in the spine and nervous system. As such, they are best equipped to relieve and correct lower back pain and pain that radiates into the leg.
Sleeping positions and how they lead to back pain
When it comes to back pain and how to deal with it, many people’s issues can be traced back to the way they sleep. If eight hours a day is spent in the same position and it’s the wrong one, this can result in a misaligned spine. It is quite a common problem, and it can quickly lead to discomfort and pain.
Before you begin remedying your sleeping posture, it is vital to know what the best and worst ones are for your spine. Below are details of the good positions you can adopt when you sleep.
Flat on your back – Sleeping like this aids the spine to stay in line. Making sure your legs are straight and your neck isn’t stressed at an angle due to a pile of pillows.
On your side – The optimal sleeping position for your spine is to sleep on your side. However, ensure that your knees are aligned when doing this. Putting a pillow in between them will aid you to keep your pelvis in line when resting.
Unfortunately, there are people who suffer with chronic back pain and this may be due to poor sleep posture. So here are the positions to avoid:
Face down – Sleeping on your stomach can cause a number of issues. It can make your lower back compressed, whilst putting the neck in a twisted position during the night.
Legs spread – Many people who sleep with their legs spread apart find they develop serious issues with their hip joints. This in turn can lead to spinal trouble as you compensate.
One leg higher – When sleeping with one leg bent and one straight, this causes your lower back and pelvis to twist creating unnecessary stress on the spine. Another issue this position can lead to is tighter muscles.
Foetal position – This posture can cause your neck and back to curve, which in turn causes muscles to tense up.
There are many ways to help you stay in the same position when sleeping. Because people do tend to return to their default one, using rests to prop you up can work wonders. As long as there isn’t any unnecessary strain on any part of your body then you will begin to see improvements daily.
If you would like to find out more about how the improving your sleeping posture can help, get in touch with chiropractor Ida Norgaard. The Inc-Health team is happy to help and will provide tailored treatment solutions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does chiropractic treat?
The field of action of chiropractic is extensive, it treats all neuros-musculos-skeletal pathologies.
It therefore takes care of vertebral pain (cervical, thoracic, lumbar), upper limb and lower limb pain, but also certain headaches, jaw pain and certain types of tinnitus, whatever your age. .
Is chiropractic legal in UK?
The Chiropractors Act provides statutory regulation for the profession and protects its title ‘chiropractor’. The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is responsible to enforce these laws, so it’s illegal without being registered with them.
What happens during a consultation ?
It takes place in three stages:
-Anamnesis / questions: Your chiropractor takes note of your pain / symptoms, your personal and family medical history, which allows him an initial analysis of your pain.
-The clinical / postural examination: It will identify the cause of your pain (orthopedic, neurological and vascular tests if necessary).
-Treatment: Your chiropractor will perform treatments to treat the origin of your pain. Exercises, as well as postural and dietary advice can also be offered to you.
Several consultations may be necessary in order to treat your pathology and obtain lasting results. The treatment plan will be communicated to you during the consultation according to your symptoms.
How many consultations are needed?
The number of consultations will depend mainly on your pathology / pain, its seniority, your age and your ability to recover. The number and frequency will be proposed to you from the first session.
How much does chiropractor cost UK?
Most patients who have chiropractic treatment pay for it privately. It usually costs around £80 to £100 per session. You do not need to see a GP before making an appointment, but it’s best to speak to them for advice first.
Can chiropractor fix sciatica?
Some people with sciatica seek treatment outside traditional medical care. Chiropractic care is a popular natural treatment for sciatica. It can relieve pain without medication and is generally considered a safe treatment option.
How long does it take for a chiropractor to fix sciatica?
The goal of most chiropractors is to relieve pain as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you have sciatica-like symptoms, your chiropractor will probably only need four visits before they’re able to remove all traces of the problem!
Is chiropractic suitable for my child or during my pregnancy?
For kids :
Treatment techniques are suitable for children. They will be different depending on their age, height and weight. I don’t use manipulations until I’m 11.
For pregnant women:
Chiropractic is recommended for pregnant women. It helps relieve pregnancy-related pain, as well as relaxes the muscles of the pelvis. This allows your baby to have more room in your belly and therefore to develop and position themselves better.
I use a chiropractic table that adapts to your body and gentle techniques to relieve your pain or muscle tension. During the consultation I will show you exercises to do alone or in pairs to relax your back.
The frequency of consultations varies according to your needs.
For a so-called “normal” pregnancy without pain, it is recommended to consult once per trimester.
In the case of pain, the frequency of consultations will be explained to you during your first session.
It is advisable to consult once a month for an ideal follow-up.
Do I need to see my doctor for chiropractic care?
No. Chiropractic is a so-called first-line profession, so you do not have to consult your doctor to consult in chiropractic. However, it is advisable to speak to your general practitioner and to keep a regular follow-up.
How do chiropractors know where to adjust?
We use our hands to carefully examine the patient’s response and range of motion, as well gait. This allows us a better understanding on where we need work with their body in order get them feeling better again
How much does a chiropractor cost in London?
The cost of chiropractic treatment in London can vary anywhere from £80 to £250 per session.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about chiropractic treatment and what it entails. The cost varies depending on the individual doctor, but you should make sure they also have years’ experience as well!
Do chiropractors hurt?
The process of receiving an adjustment is painless because it doesn’t involve any intense feelings or physical discomfort. You may experience pops and cracks, but these will not last long enough for you to feel anything else than mild soreness following your visit with us!
Is a chiropractor worth it?
Chiropractic care has been shown to be an excellent side effect in many cases. The improvement of quality-of life is really a stand out factor, and it can make for happier days than surgery or other expensive medical treatments might not provide you with; however there are drawbacks as well such as higher costs associated with visiting your chiropractor regularly.