Back pain treatments in Bridgend, Cowbridge, Pencoed, Porthcawl and South Wales

Back pain is expereinced by over 60% of the population at some time in their lives.

The causes of back pain in the lower back is a complex matter as the area is made up of muscles, tendons and other soft tissues, small and complex joints, spinal discs and nerves that pass from the lower back to both the legs and feet. Age is not the only factor in the cause of back pain as a persons job type (sedentary or physical), sporting activity or health can also be a contributng factor.

Any strain in this region can cause lower back pain and/or pain that radiates (sciatica) to other parts of the body. The back pain experienced because of strains or wear and tear can become very acute and cause severe mobility issues.

How a chiropractor can assist with back pain

At Sandford Chiropractic we start by identifying the low back pain symptoms and confirming a diagnosis of the underlying cause of the back pain.

Your low back pain treatment will often begin with gentle, specific manipulation of the back. The chiropractic treatment you will experience is usually painless, although occasionally patients feel some short-term discomfort.

Sandford Chiropractic may recommend ice or heat treatment or other appropriate low back treatments.  Guidelines on back pain suggest that back pain sufferers should try to remain active, as prolonged bed rest or inactivity may not assist your path to recovery.

Occasionally some causes of low back pain require immediate referral to a specialist surgeon. Sandford Chiropractic will be able to recognise these low back pain cases and advise on further action or referral if necessary.

If you are looking for assistance with your back pain in Bridgend, Cowbridge, Pencoed, Porthcawl and the surrounding areas of South Wales please contact us today.