After a thorough interview and examination the chiropractor will determine if chiropractic care is suitable for your condition. If deemed necessary, x-rays, scans or blood work can quickly be arranged at our clinic.
A treatment plan will be agreed upon and patients “understanding” is emphasised. Most chronic lower back pain syndromes are mechanical in nature and are effectively treated with chiropractic care. Improvement should be noted within 2-4 sessions. If adequate progress is not being made you will be referred to one of the medical Consultants at our clinic for further investigations.
Chiropractic care consists spinal manipulation, soft tissue treatment and advice regarding “over the counter” medication, ice / heat and other factors that are of relevance to the individual patient.
Evidence and Safety
In May, 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published its much anticipated guidelines relating to Early Management of Persistent Non-Specific Low Back Pain. Chiropractic management of these patients was recommended as a first choice option. Chiropractic treatment was deemed to be effective, safe and cost-effective. Similar conclusions were reached in a Pan-European Guideline Panel, European Guidelines for Acute Nonspecific Low Back Pain.