Chiropractic is a safe and natural treatment that provides fast and effective relief.

 

Chiropractors  specialise in diagnosing and treating disorders of the joints and muscles especially the spine.  Our primary aim is to reduce pain and improve function and flexibility; restrictions, tensions and stresses that build up in the body  can cause pain, stiffness and inflammation, chiropractic care uses a wide range of manipulative and other techniques to bring rapid effective relief. Chiropractic is suitable for all ages from 0-99, the method of treatment will always be adapted best to suit you.

The benefits of chiropractic can include:

  • finding out what your problem is
  • relieving pain and improving mobility
  • teaching you how to best look after your condition- now and in the future
  • rehabilitative exercise
  • lifestyle advice – helping you avoid pain daily

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Chiropractic emphasises the inherent recuperative powers of the body to heal itself.

 

If you are suffering from back pain then Melanie our Natural Chiropractor in Chelmsford may be able to help.

Finding the root cause of your back pain

Lower back pain can stem from many causes;  these can include poor posture, lifting and carrying, stress, sitting badly, osteoarthritis to general wear and tear.

After a case history and examination Melanie will aim to find the root cause of your problem, she will discuss your problem and treatment options with you and devise the best way to get you back to better health.  If x-rays, MRI or referral to a specialist is appropriate then Melanie is able to arrange this.

What is back pain?

Our body is supported by the spine and its muscles, the spine carries our spinal cord and nervous system. Injury and strain over time can lead to restriction, damage and local inflammation to the spinal joints, muscles and discs between the vertebrae which can lead  to irritation of the spinal nerves. Once the nerves are irritated this may cause pain elsewhere in the body such as sciatica or pins and needles in the legs or arms.

People are often told by their doctor they have “arthritis” or it is “wear and tear” but these conditions don’t have to be painful and with chiropractic care can often be alleviated.

Back pain can  be very painful and limiting to your life. It is not uncommon for people to live with pain and gradually lose the ability to do what they used to do. Our patients often say; “I wish I’d come sooner, I can do so much more now, I thought I had to live with the pain.”

If you are suffering from neck pain then Melanie our Natural Chiropractor in Chelmsford may be able to help.

Finding the root cause of your neck pain

Modern life can take its toll on our necks. Our lifestyles often mean that we are sitting at desks for long periods of time, leaning forward to look at computer screens, over reaching or lifting and carrying. Our neck also has to work hard in supporting the weight of our heads.

This can all lead to poor posture, muscle tension, strain and injury to the joints, muscles or nerves in the neck, shoulders or upper back. This can cause neck pain, headaches, migraines and pain across the shoulders and upper back.

Normal movement to the joints between the vertebrae can be restored with chiropractic treatment and associated soft tissue therapy, medical acupuncture, exercise  and lifestyle advice. The outcome being relief from discomfort and pain.

If you are in a great deal of pain and discomfort at the moment or you just want to get rid of a niggle that has been bothering you, then you have come to the right place!

Melanie our experienced Natural Chiropractor with over 30 years’ experience may be able to help with a range of problems, see the list below or give Melanie a call she will always be happy to chat to you to see if she is likely to be able to help:

  • Joint pains
  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • Sciatica
  • Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders
  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Elbow pain and tennis elbow arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck
  • Lumbago
  • Migraine prevention
  • Minor sports injuries
  • Muscle spasms
  • Plantar fasciitis (short term management)
  • Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain)
  • Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder
  • Tension and inability to relax
  • Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
  • Ankle sprain (short term management)
  • Cramp
  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)

Everyone wants to be out of pain as quickly as possible; at Natural Chiropractic the whole team understand how pain can affect you and will do all they can to make you feel welcome and relaxed.

The moment you step through the door you take your first step on the road to recovery. After filling in some forms you will see Melanie who will listen to your case history, understand your problem and then give you a thorough examination. She will go through a range of orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic testing to find the cause of your problem and then discuss how and if she can help you and whether x-rays or further tests may be necessary.

Treatment may start the same day to help relieve pain as quickly as possible or x-rays may be required for further investigation.

Melanie will always discuss your problem with you. She will give you a full report of findings, including an analysis of any x-rays taken and discuss your treatment options and plan with you. Partners or close relatives are encouraged to attend if you would like them to understand what you are going through.

The aim is always to relieve pain and restore better health as quickly as possible and for as long as possible.

When the root cause of a problem is known then the best care and advice can be given for a long-term plan to stay out of pain. This will always include advice on posture, exercise (Melanie has a rehab app to assign specific exercises to you) lifestyle advice and nutrition where appropriate.

All chiropractors have to be registered with the General Chiropractic Council and be members of a professional association. The General Chiropractic Council are the body established by parliament to regulate and develop the chiropractic profession. It is a criminal offence to call yourself a chiropractor if you are not registered with the General Chiropractic Council. In order to be registered with the General Chiropractic Council you have to have completed a degree in chiropractic (Currently a 4 or 5 year Master of Chiropractic degree) from an accredited University.