Dealing With Back Pain

Back pain affects thousands of people, but in most cases is not serious and medical treatment is not always necessary.

Most Back Pain Is Caused By
Stiffness or spasm of the muscles caused by sleeping in an uncomfortable position
Doing activities you are not used to

Other Causes
Being overweight
Incorrect lifting techniques
A disc between the base of the spine moving out of position or pressing on a nerve

Common Back Problems
Pain of the upper or lower back
Pain spreading from the back of the thigh to the ankle (sciatica)

Back Problems Can Be Prevented By
Keeping active
Keeping to a healthy weight
Sleeping on a firm mattress
Lifting heavy weights correctly - crouch down, straighten knees and keep your back straight

Treatment At Home
Stay in bed, but no longer than one or two days
Massage the painful area; apply heat
Take painkillers
Exercise gently

Visiting Your Chiropractor
Treatment consists of well defined manipulation techniques which are aimed to improve joint pain and muscle spasms. Chiropractic is currently the second most frequently consulted complementary therapy.

The Medical Research Council have found that chiropractic is more effective than hospital outpatient treatment for lower back pain. Chiropractic treatment is particularly favoured for easing back pain, sciatica, tension, neck, shoulder and arm pain.

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NG15 7UA

Our Address
Oakenhall Medical Practice,
Bolsover Street,
NG15 7UA

Tel: 0115 963 3511

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Phone: 0115 963 3511

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Phone: 0115 956 2298

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Oakenhall Medical Practice
Bolsover Street,
NG15 7UA
Tel: 0115 963 3511

NG15 7UA
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Monday: 08.00 – 18.00
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.00
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.00
Thursday: 08.00 – 18.00
Friday: 08.00 – 18.00