Chiropractor in Woking

Why does my whole back hurt? With any injury, regardless of what tissue is injured, there will be pain sensitisation. This is where we become more sensitive to touch. We’ve all experienced it, just think of the last time you stood on a plug or hit your thumb with a hammer. It’s called primary hyperalgesia […] Read more »

sciatica

What is sciatica? True sciatica is when the sciatic nerve is compressed causing pain in the leg. However, the term is usually misused to describe back pain with nerve compression. That may not sound important but they present differently and the treatment is different. A search of the NHS will tell you that the sciatic […] Read more »

Back and neck pain

If you’ve ever hit your thumb with a hammer you’ll know just how hypersensitive it can feel over the next few days. The term for that pain is ‘hyperalgesia’. It occurs in all injured or inflammed tissue, meaning it can occur with a muscle strain, a joint sprain or with trauma. Even if you have […] Read more »

Low back pain

Most people will experience low back pain during their lifetime. 20% will go onto develop chronic low back pain or persistent episodes of back pain. Why does that happen? In this video I explain a few causes of chronic low back pain and what treatment is effective for low back pain. The good news is […] Read more »

Chiropractor in Woking

Does chiropractic work? An important question if you’re considering consulting a chiropractor for your back or neck pain. Chiropractors are best known for treating back pain and their trademark is spinal manipulation therapy (SMT). Many years ago the chiropractic profession relied only on experience and patient satisfaction levels to know whether chiropractic could reduce back […] Read more »

What causes back pain? Why does my back hurt?

What causes back pain? 1 in 4 people in the UK suffer from a condition affecting their musculoskeletal system (Ref 2). ‘9.11 million people in the UK¬†suffer from back pain’ (Ref 3), with 84% of people experiencing back pain in their lifetime. Why is it so common? Why is it so hard to treat? To […] Read more »

What causes back pain? Why does my back hurt?