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Back Pain

  • Does this describe you?

    • You are struggling with Back Pain and are not sure what to do or who to ask.
    • You are frustrated that your Back Pain is stopping you from doing the things you love.
    • You are having difficulty sleeping because of your Back Pain and this is affecting your energy and wellbeing during the day.
    • You are taking painkillers or other medication for your Back Pain and would like to stop.
    • You are starting to worry that this isn't ever going to get better as episodes of your Back Pain are getting more frequent and taking longer to go.
    • Back Pain causes lack of concentration, poor sleep, bad temper and generally makes life exceedingly difficult.

    • Here at Afon House our highly experienced team are dedicated to serving the local community in Salisbury and surrounding areas helping Back Pain sufferers just like you get back to doing the things they love.

    If you would like to know more 

    Use the blue box on this page to Get your Copy of the Afon House Back Pain Information Pack This is our approach to Back Pain. The pack includes 5 Simple Ways to Relieve Back Pain at Home.

    Or go to our online booking page to book in for a FREE TELEPHONE CHAT with one of our Registered Chiropractors to discuss your problem.

     

  • Stopping Back Pain is our main occupation. We understand how the back works and we know how disabling back pain can be. We can explain to you why the pain is there. We aim to gently restore normal movement to your back so you can sleep comfortably at night and get on with your life.
  • Disc and joint injuries, tight muscles, pelvic pain and sacroiliac joint pain can all be treated.

First Aid for Back Pain

A combination of gentle stretches and use of a cold pack will help. Stretch very gently and well within pain tolerance. Sit with both hands on your knees, and your feet flat on the floor. Keeping your hands on your knees, slowly bend your elbows to lower your chest towards your knees. Stop when the pain in your low back reaches your tolerance level (the more gently you do this, the more effective it is, so go easy). Let your head gently drop forwards and relax your shoulders. Hold this position, breathing gently for a count of 30, then slowly push on your arms back to upright. This can be repeated as often as you would like provided it is done gently. You will find you can go a little further down as the muscles relax.

And use a Cold Pack

Wrap a cold pack (a bag of frozen peas works well) in a couple of tea towels and place it over the area of pain for 20 minutes only. Put it back in the freezer for at least an hour to allow your skin to recover, then repeat. If the cold pack is too cold for comfort, put another tea towel around it. This will help. Don’t use heat. If you are taking medication for the pain, it will be an anti-inflammatory drug – to cool things down. If you use the medication with heat, you will be cancelling one out with the other! Use a cold pack to enhance the effect of the medication.

Still getting pain?

If you have tried resting it but the pain comes back again as soon as you push it, come in and see us.

Back Pain Information Pack

Get the Afon House back pain information pack including 5 simple ways to relieve back pain at home.

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