Injury or degenerative changes are common causes of back pain. It can also be simple actions that you innocently and repeatedly do every day.
How you drive, sit, lift, use your laptop can all over a period of time combine to weaken the muscles and joints to a point where they start to fail. This in turn causes you pain and discomfort.
The majority of back pain can be managed reasonably quickly with the right treatment and exercise. It is when you are suffering chronic back pain that affects the quality of your daily life on a regular basis that more specific expertise is required.
What happens at the Back Clinic
Your body is meant to move. To not use your body in the right way will result in your muscles becoming weaker, increasing stress on your skeletal structure that over time leads to more wear and tear.
The Back Clinic is run by our practitioners that have a special interest in back pain.
Your whole body will usually be assessed to get to the root cause of what is causing you chronic back pain. If required, an X-ray will take place at the clinic or an MRI scan recommended.
An individual plan with exercises and stretches designed to help you move more easily and manage the pain, will better condition your body to avoid future recurrences.
If stress is contributing to your back pain, then we can recommend our resident Clinical Psychologist who uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you develop new ways to handle stress.
The consistent care provided by our multi-disciplinary Back Clinic team may help you to avoid more radical or invasive treatment for back pain in the future.
I am being treated for a chronic back condition and cannot imagine how I would cope without the excellent care I get from Tom Greenway and his team. He is my Knight in Shining Armour!Eileen H
To book an appointment call 020 8943 2424.
We are open 8am – 7.45pm weekdays and 1.45pm on Saturdays.