If you have neck pain or arm pain you think is coming from your neck we recommend you see a chiropractor first to assess the problem. Typically a combination of chiropractic treatment alongside physiotherapy exercises resolves these types of problem effectively. Our team approach means that if you need to be, you will be referred to another practitioner to help with your recovery. Manipulation, mobilisation and exercises as well as posture and lifestyle advice can all be important in relieving your symptoms and helping prevent reoccurrences. All the options will be discussed, so together we can choose what’s right for you.
Arm pain coming from the neck can be often caused by pressure on nerve from an injured disc (sometime called a slipped disc, prolapsed disc and herniated disc). Sometimes nerves can also get trapped in the narrow channel between the shoulder and the neck. Your practitioner will tell you what the cause of your
The evidence and guidelines for medical practitioners state that spinal manipulation and exercises can help back pain, especially if carried out within the first six weeks. The longer you have been in pain, the longer it may take to improve with treatment. We will advise you of your likely recovery time, and how to minimise the chances of the problem happening again. Early treatment and exercises are important, but treatment and exercises are also effective at treating long-standing or chronic pain.
Most neck problems are diagnosed using a careful examination and other tests such as muscle and nerve checks and imaging such as an MRI scan is not normally required. Occasionally it’s necessary to order X-rays or an MRI scan; this something your practitioner at Broadgate will discuss with you at your consultation.