Are You Suffering From Back Pain?

Back pain is a common health complaint that most people will experience at some point in their life. Symptoms can come on suddenly and may go away quickly and without treatment. However, if you are experiencing severe back pain that’s debilitating, persistent or recurring, and interfering with your daily life, our team of chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports massage and massage therapists can help.

What does back pain feel like?

Back pain can start suddenly or develop gradually over time. You may feel:

  • Persistent dull ache in your lower back
  • Excruciating pain when you try to stand up
  • Limited range of movement and inability to flex the spine
  • Stabbing or shooting pain down the leg, perhaps accompanied by pins and needles

If you are suffering from back pain, it is important to receive a skilled assessment and diagnosis from an experienced chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist. Your pain may have a specific cause such as a slipped disc, joint irritation, bone fracture, arthritic pain and so the list goes on. At The Health Hub, our skilled therapist team use a range of tools and tests to get to the bottom of the problem and suggest the best treatment options for you.

How to ease back pain?

Back pain can be a complex and painful condition, but it doesn’t always require medical treatment or intervention. There are many things you can do at home to alleviate symptoms.

  • Adjust your sleeping position to take the strain off your back. If you are a side sleeper, put a pillow between your legs and draw them up slightly towards the chest. Back sleepers should place a pillow under their neck and knees for optimum support.
  • Use an ice pack to reduce pain, or a heat pack to relieve muscle spasms and joint stiffness. Speak to your pharmacist about the most effective anti-inflammatory painkillers
  • Active rest is important. Avoid activities that can aggravate your back pain but stay active and continue with your daily activities as much as you can. Make sure you don’t sit or lie down for prolonged periods.

Why choose The Health Hub?

The Health Hub is a dedicated team of experienced therapists offering physiotherapy, chiropractic care, osteopathy, sports massage, massage therapy, Pilates and more. We believe that our team approach gives us the best choice of tools and techniques to assess, diagnose and treat your back pain. Our team has extensive professional expertise and offers the complete package to keep you fit and healthy.

  • Chiropractic care for back pain – Chiropractors have a special interest in neck and back pain, looking at the body as a whole to see how you move is loading your muscles and joints. Our chiropractors will use a number of different treatment techniques to alleviate back pain including mobilisation and manipulation of the spine, massage and trigger point therapy along with other specialist techniques to achieve the best results.
  • Osteopathy for back pain – Osteopaths specialise in lower back pain, aiming to make sure that your muscles and joints are functioning correctly. Our osteopaths use a number of treatment techniques similar to our chiropractor, including mobilisation and manipulation of the spine, massage and other specialist techniques.
  • Physiotherapy for back pain – Physiotherapy is one of the most widely used forms of treatment for lower back pain, both as a single line of treatment and in combination with other treatments such as acupuncture. Our physiotherapists focus on restoring movement and function as part of a wider rehabilitation programme after injury.
  • Massage for back pain – Manual therapies and massages can be carried out in many different ways to aid pain relief and rehabilitation. Our massage therapists and sports massage therapists will always work under the guidance of one of the above therapies to ensure they are taking the right approach.

Thanks to our team approach, we have been able to achieve some incredible results for our patients that you are welcome to read here.

Contact The Health Hub today for further information or to book an appointment.

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Testimonials

Read what our patients have to say.

Sam, Jodie and the team from the Health Hub are amazing. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

Volker Ballueder

What a friendly place! Even with covid restrictions in place, you are made to feel welcome the moment you walk in the door. Tanya provides a thorough deep massage, having taken time to check on my needs and well-being. Would highly recommend and will be going back

Caroline Rogers

Thank you for fixing my back after 6 months of working from home on a wooden kitchen chair! I’ve gone from having never seen a Chiropractor before to now making it a regular appointment.

Adam Jones

I used to visit Tanya whilst she was working at the Heeler Centre, and was more than happy to continue using her excellent massage services when she moved to the Health Hub. The new venue is fantastic; welcoming, clean, great friendly staff and an excellent location. Of course, Tanya’s therapy skills are the main reason for going. So much so, my partner has now changed to visiting Tanya at the Health Hub and is also highly delighted.

Highly recommend – Sam and Tina at the Health Hub have helped me enormously recently with a back problem and I have been so pleased with the results. Always a friendly smile and professional service at their practice

Sally Tilley

I’ve been seeing Sam for treatment for a long time (getting on for 15 years). He’s managed to fix issues that allowed me to play rugby on weekends when I otherwise would have to miss out. While the issues he treats now aren’t normally as debilitating, I feel better and more able to train once I’ve seen him. Sam will give you a honest opinion on the best course of action for your injury and will do what he can to get you pain free as quickly as possible. The reception staff are great and it’s a friendly environment.

Lee Evans

I see Sam (chiropractor) regularly and he offers a bespoke, caring open minded service. Not only is he highly skilled and professional but he is friendly and knowledgeable without judgement or up selling. Highly recommend. Ive also had a fantastic sports therapy massage from Tina and hope to book in for another soon. Gemma

Gemma B

Absolutely amazing. Cured my muscular lower back pains. Tina is absolutely amazing. Has also given me some great advice for avoidance and general health improvement. Very relaxing and friendly environment. Cannot recommend enough

Paul R

State of the art new practice, with fantastic treatment rooms and highly skilled staff. Sam Pargeter treated my back and has made a huge difference. Highly recommended.

Daniel Burstow

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common types of back pain?

There are many different types of back pain, which can occur in any area along your spine. Lower back pain is typically experienced between the bottom of your ribcage and your pelvis, and can extend as far as your legs and even toes. Upper and middle back pain is often experienced as stiffness, a dull ache or a sharp burning sensation.

Why am I experiencing lower back pain?

The list of answers to this question is endless, often it is related to your day to day life and what that means for your body. For example sitting for extended periods of time at the desk will cause your hips to tighten up and put undue stress on your lower back. Perhaps it is posture related, lifting incorrectly etc. Due to the number of potential causes we would always recommend an assessment to identify the underlying cause.

What can I do to prevent back pain?

Reduce your risk of back pain with an active lifestyle, Pilates and regular stretching, especially if you have a sedentary job. Adopt healthy posture habits when sitting, walking and lifting including not slouching, crouching or twisting, having an ergonomic workstation, and lifting with your knees bent and back straight.

What happens at my initial consultation?

When you attend your first appointment at The Health Hub, we will take a detailed medical history and ask about your symptoms to help us assess and diagnose your back pain issues and devise a personalised treatment plan, this will often involve a treatment on the day of your assessment included within that sessions fee and then a follow up one week later after which we will review your progress and lay out a plan going forwards.