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Conditions helped: Joint Problems & Wellbeing

Since the 1950's our lifestyle has become increasingly sedentary. After thousands of years of evolution the human frame has had little time to adapt to this reduction in activity, resulting in a huge increase in spinal joint dysfunction pain syndromes and health problems.

Most back problems are mechanical in nature and respond well to manual therapy. Yes! pain medication can relieve symptoms, however it does nothing for the mechanical dysfunction of spinal joints which alows the vicious cylce of joint stiffness, muscle spasm and pain to begin. The huge increase in people with chronic pain is the result of inadequate management of the problem in its early stage.

The spine protects the spinal cord, so spinal joint dysfunction produces pain and affects the nervous system’s ability to maintain healthy physiology. Research shows spinal manipulation, predominantly used by chiropractors and osteopaths is the most effective intervention to restore motion to joints that have lost their range of motion. In May 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) produced its NHS guidelines for the management of low back pain for the NHS and recommended spinal manipulation for acute back pain rather than, electro therapy, traction and injections.

Most of the problems we see are not serious and respond quickly to treatment as the body is able to adapt to most of the physical stress it is subjected to. However with our increasingly sedentary lives and poor posture, spinal stress becomes prolonged and the spine in particular is no longer able to adapt, resulting in stiffness and reduced range of motion of joints and the development of a vicious cyle of muscle spasm and pain.

Restoring joint motion with manipulation inhibits pain transmission, relaxes tight muscle and improves co-ordination. Returning to activity without the use of drugs improves general health and well-being.

The spine is divided into four regions: the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines and the sacrum. It is a flexible column comprising 25 bones stacked on top of each other in a curved S shape.

Spine

The spine supports the body mass and allows for mobility and flexibility. It protects the spinal cord from the brain to where spinal nerves exit to control muscle function it also supports the Autonomic Nervous System which regulates organ and cardio vasualr function which we reqire to maintain health. What we eat and drink the amount of exercise we take are vital for optimum health. Maintaining spinal function is a prerequisit for good health and wellbeing and is often over looked.

The type of conditions most comonly presented at Spinal Joint:

People who attended in 2008 reported the following conditions in their medical histoy, some patients will have had more than one condition. We are not claiming to cure any of these conditions, we are saying the quality of life of any person with any condition can be improved by improving their general health and wellbeing and hopefully reducing the amount of drugs they need to take.

Take a look at the list of body areas on left to learn more about the type of problems you may be experiencing and call 020 82862606 and let us see if we can help you.