Back and Neck Pain

One of the most common conditions that we see here at Farnham Chiropractic Wellness is low back pain and neck pain. This may range from acute type pain such as lifting or sports injuries, to more chronic types of aches and pains such as long sitting, driving or bending....

Back and Neck Pain

In fact, research predicts that more that 80% of the population will suffer from some sort of back pain in their lives (Freburger et al., 2009). This situation is not only a source of discomfort, but can influence the way we live our lives and how we make a living.

Throughout the world, cases of low back pain are the sixth highest burden of disease, either forcing people to live with a disability, or being unable to work and provide for themselves and their families (Hoy et al 2014). This translates to a cost of £350mil to business from low back pain, either directly or indirectly, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Annual Report.

We here at Farnham Chiropractic Wellness provide a cost effective source of Chiropractic treatment for the growing epidemic of low back pain and neck pain. We are well positioned to use cutting edge computer aided technology to evaluate our patients’ needs and provide an effective treatment program against the effects of low back and neck pain.

There are many research studies out there that show the effectiveness, appropriateness, and safety of the chiropractic management of low back pain, sciatica, and neck pain (listed below).

Reference

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What our Clients say

"Having had several years of chronic back and neck pain, after receiving treatment I generally feel freer of pain – more flexible, less stiff and now have coping strategies if pain occurs in between visits. Chiropractic care has freed up my back so I’m better able to play sport. I suffer less pain when undertaking my sedentary job. Everyone is very friendly and I know that when I leave I will feel better than when I arrived. Since coming to see Grant, I feel much more positive about my back health – now and in the future."

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