Back Pain

Is your back pain preventing you from living your life to the full?

Prime therapy clinic in Grantham are specialists at reliving back pain

Do you have a niggling pain in your back that is not going away?  Does the pain in your back make it hard to concentrate and interfere with work? Or worse have back muscle spasms caused you to feel helpless? Back pain doesn’t have to be severe to prevent you doing the things you enjoy, even a mild pain and stiffness can do that and if it has been there for a long period can be extremely frustrating.

Our expert Chiropractor can help

We are passionate about decreasing the burden of pain and helping people reach their full potential living more fulfilling lives.

At our clinic in Grantham back pain is one of the most common things we treat. We have helped hundreds of Grantham residents that suffer from back pain by listening to their problem, giving a thorough examination then providing bespoke treatment and advice based on what we have found to be the cause of the pain.

We put patients at the heart of what we do and will listen to you and ask questions about your back pain. We also formulate a bespoke treatment plan with you and treatment we give at our clinic is evidence based. This means we keep up to date on the latest evidence and treatment guidelines but also take your preferences into account alongside our clinical experience.

Are you worried that by doing things you want you may make your back worse? We know and understand people with back pain have many questions about it. It important to us to help you find and give you the answers to these questions and that is why education is a big part of what we do here at the clinic. Evidence has shown that the more you understand about back pain as a patient the better chance of a quicker recovery and the less likely it is to return.

For more back pain information and ways to get relief from back pain get our free guide “5 steps to beating a bout of back pain”  by clicking the image below

 

The research evidence for the treatment we provide to help with low back pain

Prime therapy clinic delivers what is known as evidence based practice. What this means is that we use published evidence from clinical trials and guidelines, along with our clinical experience and your preferences as a patient to inform our decisions as to what treatment you will receive. Chiropractic is a profession and not a type of treatment and as such our Chiropractor has many different types of treatment modalities he can use to help you with your low back pain. You can read more about the different treatment techniques by looking at our techniques page.

Package of care

A treatment package of care we will delivered to each patient presenting with low back pain not just a single treatment. This “package” consists of many different elements such as Education, Exercise, Manipulation, Dry needling (medical acupuncture), massage and muscle techniques.

Below is a summary of a few guidelines and research papers that we use to help inform our treatment decisions.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care and they have produced guidance for low back pain that can be seen here. These guidelines include the use of manipulation, education on self-management strategies and exercise, all of which are available at Prime therapy clinic.

The American College of Physicians guidance

The American college of Physicians released guidance early in 2017 for low back pain and its recommendations include Manipulation, massage, acupuncture and mindfulness. Interestingly they also advise against pain medication before these therapies have been tried which is a first for modern guidelines.

Manual Therapies Back and Neck Service, NHS North East Essex – Department of Health Case Study – published 19 July 2011.

NHS North East Essex wanted to provide greater choice, easier access and shorter waiting times for patients suffering back and neck pain and at the same time address the unsustainably high demand on local spinal services. Evaluation after the first 12 months of offering patients a choice of any qualified provider has identified improved patient access and choice meaning early treatment and improved outcomes and reduced primary care consultations, imaging, medication costs and inappropriate referrals to secondary care.  Referrals to spinal surgeons have reduced by more than 25%.

Brontfort report

The Bronfort report is a summary of the research into the effectiveness of manual therapy, as practiced by chiropractors, for various common musculoskeletal disorders such as back pain and other health problems. This found evidence that spinal manipulation/mobilisation is an effective treatment for acute, subacture and chronic low back pain. The conclusions were based on the results of systematic reviews of randomised clinical trials.

Annals of Internal medicine paper looking into the addition of spinal manipulation for patients with back related leg pain.

Spinal manipulation and home exercise with advice for subacute and chronic back-related leg pain: a trial with adaptive allocation. Published in 2014 in the medical journal Annals of internal medicine.  This study showed that manipulation along with home exercise was more effective than home exercise alone. A link to this paper can be found here