Chiropractors are primary health care professionals, specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions of the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body, particularly those of the spine.
Osteopathy focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders and the effects of these conditions on patient’s general health.
The Alexander Technique is a way of learning to use your body better by becoming more aware of balance, posture, and movement.
Dynamic stabilisation devices are internal braces that allow controlled movement of the affected segment of the spine.
lnterspinous process spacers are implants used to separate the spinous processes in the back to give nerves more room, easing compression and consequently relieving pain.
Question: Orthopaedic Surgeon or Neurosurgeon?
Answer: A competent Spinal Surgeon.
Your recovery from surgery will depend on the procedure you have had. There is a huge range of operations that can be done on the spine ranging from a minimally invasive microdiscectomy through to a large spinal deformity correction.
If back pain suddenly gets a lot worse or ‘appears out of the blue’ the intensity of the experience can make it hard to work out what to do. First things to try include:
When we are tense the body cannot repair itself, the body makes less natural painkillers and we tire more quickly
‘Medical Acupuncture’ refers to the use of acupuncture needling as a therapeutic technique following an orthodox diagnosis. This is not the same approach as traditional Chinese acupuncture.