Tel. 01344 874202

8 Hermitage Parade
High Street, Ascot
Berkshire SL5 7HE

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What is Chiropractic CareAcute Low Back Pain

is a common presenting complaint when a patient suddenly experiences intense pain brought on usually by a known circumstance.  The pain can be severe enough to alter a patient’s posture, prevent them from performing simple normal movements, and it can be relentless.
Nerves can cause pain by being compressed (trapped),  being stretched and/or having their chemistry or temperature upset.  When a nerve is interfered with it can cause pain, pins & needles, numbness or weakness; all equally important to a chiropractor in making a diagnosis.
We often treat acute low back pain with spinal adjustments/manipulation, soft tissue therapy (massage, manual or mechanical), dry needling (a form of acupuncture – see our ‘News’ page for more on Dry Needling) and rehabilitation.

An acute pain which is not investigated and treated can become a chronic pain as the nervous system tries to suppress the symptoms.

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The spine plays a key role in protecting an essential part of the nervous system. In addition to helping keep us upright, the most critical function of the spinal column is to encase and protect the spinal cord and the multitude of nerve roots.

As the spinal cord descends from the brain, 'nerve roots' branch away from the spinal cord at each vertebral level, exiting through an opening in the respective vertebrae, before leading off to the various organs and other parts the body.

When there is an interference or irritation to a nerve, the messages or nerve impulses
travelling along that nerve can get interrupted or confused.

Some signals become only slightly altered, while others may completely fail to reach their destination. Such interference or irritation can easily be seen to occur when one or more of the vertebrae are even just slightly out of alignment. Also the misalignment of any other bones in the body can result in discomfort and/or malfunction.

Many Chiropractors refer to these misalignments as subluxations. Chiropractors are specifically trained to help correct subluxations and improve general biomechanical function of the spine and extremities. The result is to permit optimal function of a body's nervous system function, reduce or eliminate pain and restore the health of the patient.

MANY CHIROPRACTORS REFER TO THEIR TREATMENTS AS ADJUSTMENTS, OR MANIPULATIONS, EMPHASISING THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF THE PROCEDURE.

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We live our lives largely through an efficiently functioning nervous system - it is the master
system and controller of our bodies

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Through good Chiropractic care we can optimise our well-being

Our mission at Ascot Chiropractic Clinic is to help you attain the highest level of vibrant good health that you could want for yourself.

We, and our patients, have enjoyed much success in many areas, including the following:

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Acute low back pain

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Chronic low back pain

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Acute / sub-acute neck pain

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Chronic neck pain

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Acute whiplash - associated disorders

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Migraine headache

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Neck-induced headache

     

    Neck-induced Headaches

    are one of the more commonly treated types of headache we see at Ascot Chiropractic Clinic.  Anatomy shows where many of the neck muscles attach to the skull.  Neurology shows where the nerves, which exit between the some of the neck vertebrae, supply these muscles.

    Mechanical neck dysfunction can affect these nerves and cause pain by their being compressed, being stretched and/or having their chemistry or temperature upset.  The patterns of referral pain show where head pain can appear if there is an upset in the neck.

    We often treat neck-induced headaches with spinal adjustments/manipulation, soft tissue therapy (massage, manual or mechanical), dry needling (a form of acupuncture – see our ‘News’ page for more on Dry Needling) and rehabilitation.

    Acute Whiplash

    can be a particularly distressing condition as a patient experiences a sudden hyper-flexion and/or hyper-extension strain which can take the neck vertebrae and their attaching ligaments beyond their normal range of movement.  Micro tears can occur at the ligament insertion point on the vertebra and local muscles can spasm in response to the velocity changes.

    Special care is taken when examining and treating whiplash cases.  Healing times for an acute whiplash may be longer than for a mechanical neck pain problem, due to the ligament damage.

    We often treat acute whiplash with spinal adjustments/manipulation, soft tissue therapy (massage, manual or mechanical), dry needling (a form of acupuncture – see our ‘News’ page for more on Dry Needling) and rehabilitation.  Sometimes using a cervical collar is required for the stabilization of the neck during the treatment and healing process.

    Chronic Low Back Pain

    is a common complaint that patients present with when they realise that they have been experiencing unpleasant symptoms for a prolonged period of time.  Sometimes a patient will recall the action or injury which produced the original symptoms.  Often, though, patients have long since forgotten the actual onset as it was many months or even years earlier.  Sometimes a patient will say there is no reason for their pain/symptom.  However the body usually has a good reason for any symptoms it produces.  It’s up to us to discover the ‘why’, and then to treat it.
    Nerves can cause pain by being compressed (trapped),  being stretched and/or having their chemistry or temperature upset.  When a nerve is interfered with it can cause pain, pins & needles, numbness or weakness; all equally important to a chiropractor in making a diagnosis.

    We often treat chronic low back pain with spinal adjustments/manipulation, soft tissue therapy (massage, manual or mechanical), dry needling (a form of acupuncture – see our ‘News’ page for more on Dry Needling) and rehabilitation.

    Acute Neck Pain

    is a common presenting complaint when a patient suddenly experiences intense pain brought on usually by a known circumstance.  The pain can be severe enough to alter a patient’s posture and/or prevent them from performing simple normal movements, and it can be relentless.

    Nerves can cause pain by being compressed (trapped),  being stretched and/or having their chemistry or temperature upset.  When a nerve is interfered with it can cause pain, pins & needles, numbness or weakness; all equally important to a chiropractor in making a diagnosis.

    We often treat acute low neck pain with spinal adjustments/manipulation, soft tissue therapy (massage, manual or mechanical), dry needling (a form of acupuncture – see our ‘News’ page for more on Dry Needling) and rehabilitation.
    An acute pain which is not investigated and treated can become a chronic pain as the nervous system tries to suppress the symptoms.

    Chronic Neck Pain

    is a common complaint that patients present with when they realise that they have been experiencing unpleasant symptoms for a prolonged period of time.  Sometimes a patient will recall the action or injury which produced the original symptoms.  Often, though, patients have long since forgotten the actual onset as it was many months or even years earlier.  Sometimes a patient will say there is no reason for their pain/symptom.  However the body usually has a good reason for any symptoms it produces.  It’s up to us to discover the ‘why’, and then to treat it.

    Nerves can cause pain by being compressed (trapped),  being stretched and/or having their chemistry or temperature upset.  When a nerve is interfered with it can cause pain, pins & needles, numbness or weakness; all equally important to a chiropractor in making a diagnosis.

    We often treat chronic low neck pain with spinal adjustments/manipulation, soft tissue therapy (massage, manual or mechanical), dry needling (a form of acupuncture – see our ‘News’ page for more on Dry Needling) and rehabilitation.

     

     

     

    Ascot Chiropractic Clinic

    8 Hermitage Parade, High Street, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7HE
    Tel. 01344 874202 - info@ascotchiropracticclinic.com

    Ascot Chiropractic Clinic is the trading name of Ascot Chiropractic Limited
    Company No. 8908626  Reg. Office: 5a Frascati Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire. SL6 4UY UK