Back Pain Treatment in Cork
Back pain is not just something you occasionally hear of as a rare condition, it is something we have accepted as a part of our life: our partners have it, our relatives, our neighbours, our workmates… it is an epidemic of the modern lifestyle. Do we really have to live with it? The answer is no! Chiropractic care is proven to be an effective, rapid and safe solution for back pain.
Types of Back Pain
Back pain can manifest itself in many different and multi-faceted ways. In some cases, the pain can be accompanied by other symptoms such as muscle tightness, chest pain, difficulty breathing, insomnia, nausea, and headaches. Here are some examples of symptoms our patients typically report when they come in for their first Chiropractic visit:
Lower back pain (Lumbago)
Upper back pain
Pain due to Physical Injury
Sudden, sharp pain
Pain between shoulder blades
Pain during pregnancy
Pain after running
Pins and needles
Dull and achy pain
If you’re suffering from any of the above, don’t despair: we can help! Just fill in the form below to request a chiropractic consultation with us at Endsleigh Lodge, Douglas Rd, Cork City.
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Your First Visit
The vast majority of our patients initially visit us looking for relief from back pain. Your first consultation with one of our experienced and fully-qualified Cork chiropractors will take approximately 40 minutes.
Once the chiropractor has obtained your case history and previous medical history, you will be given a thorough orthopaedic and neurological examination.
If you find chiropractic care suitable and wish to continue, your treatment plan will be prepared.
The plan will typically include manual adjustment sessions in which the chiropractor manipulates your vertebral column using a controlled, precise and sudden force to reduce the pain and improve the range and the quality of motion.
Your chiropractor may also recommend exercise plans, physiotherapy, massage and other therapeutic procedures as part of your treatment plan.
Our goal is the complete restoration of physical function and the prevention of injury, in addition to pain relief!
Causes of Back Pain
Back pain can originate from various structures in the back and can be traced in many cases to a specific cause, such as:
Sprains and Strains
Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated or Prolapsed Disc
Joint Inflammation and Wear
High levels of stress, sports injuries, sedentary lifestyle and overwork can all cause the spine to malfunction. Back muscle strain or ligament strain is a common cause of acute lower back pain: lifting a heavy object, twisting, or a sudden movement can cause muscles or ligaments to stretch or develop microscopic tears. Chiropractic spinal manipulation can be used to relieve (and prevent) both chronic and acute back pain.
The core of chiropractic therapy consists of:
Manual manipulation: This type of manual manipulation refers to a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust that is applied to the abnormal vertebra with the goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability and restoring range of motion in the back. It is also commonly known as “chiropractic adjustment”
Mobilisation: Chiropractic mobilisation refers to low-velocity manipulation, movement and stretching of the muscles and joints, with the goal of increasing the range of motion within those areas.
Our chiropractors have many years of clinical experience in providing safe, gentle and effective care, suitable for patients of all ages; they are all trained to the highest standards and are fully-qualified members of the Chiropractic Association of Ireland.
If you would like to find out more about what we do at the Douglas Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic and how we could help you get to the root cause of your symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact us.