Recovery Plan/Self Management Advice
For best results, it is advised that you are proactive in your care and your recovery plan with guidance on self-management will help you accelerate your recovery. There is strong research to suggest that being proactive with self-management should be a priority when tackling any pain issue.
It is now recommended within National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines to offer spinal manipulation as part of treatment package for those with back pain with or without sciatica. Joint manipulation works by using leverage and force to improve mobility and reduce pain within stiff and painful areas of the spine. Your Chiropractors are fully trained and competent at delivering joint manipulation confidently, safely and effectively.
Massage can also be offered as part of wider treatment package. There are many health benefits to massage and can help to dramatically speed up recovery in a wide variety of complaints. Our highly trained massage therapist will help you recover.
Medical Acupuncture (Dry needling)
Medical acupuncture is a westernised version of traditional Chinese acupuncture. It is used to help reduce pain and inflammation by inserting sterile needles into "trigger points" in the muscle. Your chiropractor is trained in this technique and use it regularly alongside other treatments.
For certain complaints, you may be offered an option to use the rehabilitation space to follow a specific training plan. There are two different options for exercise therapy. You will be given the choice to be guided through your rehab plan on a 1:1 basis or in a semi-supervised fashion.
You may be given specific exercises to be done at home. The type of exercise will depend entirely upon your complaint and symptoms.
80% of recovery is made outside of the clinic. In order to reach your goals, you may need to make some lifestyle changes. Advice will be offered face to face and you may also be sent further resources so you may learn about some of the most common things you can do to help yourself.