What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. In short, chiropractic treatment deals with the health of the joints, muscles and nerves, usually focusing on the spine.

The manual hands-on treatment techniques used by chiropractors have an emphasis on spinal adjustments/manipulation, however, there is a wide range of techniques utilised by the chiropractors at Backworks including:

  • Manipulation/adjustments
  • Mobilisations
  • Traction
  • Dry needling (a Western form of acupuncture)
  • Taping
  • Soft tissue techniques such as massage, trigger point therapy, PNF stretch and release
  • Activator

All these techniques are aimed at helping to decrease pain, inflammation and joint dysfunction and restore the optimum functioning of the spine and musculoskeletal system.

Why Should I See a Chiropractor?

Seeing a chiropractor can offer numerous benefits for your overall health and well-being. Some reasons to consider scheduling an appointment with a chiropractor in Southend at Backworks are:

  • Pain Relief: Our chiropractors are skilled at diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and joint discomfort. Chiropractic adjustments can provide significant pain relief.
  • Improved Mobility: Chiropractic treatment can enhance your range of motion and flexibility. By addressing joint restrictions and misalignments, you’ll find it easier to move and perform daily activities with greater ease.
  • Natural Healing: Chiropractic treatment focuses on the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Chiropractors use non-invasive techniques to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, promoting recovery and long-term wellness.
  • Better Posture: Poor posture can contribute to a variety of health issues. Chiropractors can help you correct your posture through adjustments and provide guidance on maintaining good posture to prevent future problems.
  • Prevention of Injuries: Regular visits to our chiropractors can help prevent injuries by improving the alignment and function of your spine and joints, reducing the risk of strain or sprain.
  • Enhanced Nervous System Function: The spine plays a crucial role in the central nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments can help ensure optimal nervous system function, which can positively impact your overall health.
  • Stress Reduction: Chiropractic adjustments can release tension and stress in the body, promoting relaxation and an improved sense of well-being.
  • Holistic Approach: We take a holistic approach to healthcare, addressing not only your symptoms but also their root causes.
  • Better Quality of Life: By promoting pain relief, better mobility, and overall health, chiropractic care can enhance your quality of life, allowing you to enjoy your daily activities to the fullest.

If you’re looking for a natural, effective way to address pain, improve your health, and enhance your overall well-being, a visit to a chiropractor at Backworks is a good decision. Our chiropractors are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthier and pain-free life through safe and proven techniques.

Common Problems a Chiropractor Can Help With

Chiropractic care treats more than just the spine. We at Backworks take a holistic approach,  taking into account mechanical issues that can affect muscles, joints and nerves all around the body.

Common problems treated with Chiropractic care include:

✅  Lower back pain
✅  Neck pain
✅  Headaches & migraines
✅  Whiplash-associated disorders
✅  Dizziness
✅  Shoulder pain
✅  Posture problems
✅  Nerve pain
✅  Tennis elbow
✅  Work-related injuries

✅  Elbow and wrist pain
✅  Hip pain
✅  Knee and ankle pain
✅  Pregnancy-related back pain
✅  Sports injuries
✅  Arthritis-related pain
✅  Sciatica
✅  Nerve pain
✅  Muscular tension
✅  Plantar fasciitis

Backworks – Southend Chiropractic Clinic

At Backworks we look not only at diagnosing and treating your complaint but at getting to the root cause of the problem, what caused it in the first place and how to stop it from reoccurring. With this Chiropractors are also trained to recommend a course of self-management that includes exercise, rehabilitation, nutritional advice and injury prevention strategies. We want to help you help yourself!

Though spinal dysfunction can lead to other mechanical issues such as hip or shoulder pain there are many conditions that are stand-alone problems that we can help with, using a range of chiropractic treatments and rehabilitation. These conditions range from tennis elbow to plantar fasciitis.

Chiropractic care can also help with pregnancy-related back pain. Lots of stresses are placed on the body during pregnancy and we aim to help alleviate pain and manage pelvic dysfunction as much as possible all the way up to birth.

Chiropractic in Southend-on-Sea Essex
Chiropractic Essex

Chiropractic FAQs

How do you know when to see a chiropractor?

You may need to see a chiropractor if you are suffering from persistent lower back, neck or shoulder pain, pain in your muscles and/or joints or if you are experiencing postural problems. Chiropractors have received specialised training to work on these parts of the body. Chiropractors can also help with the pain associated with sports injuries, headaches, whiplash-associated disorders and many other conditions. You do not need to be suffering from pain to see a chiropractor, you may wish to see a chiropractor to ensure your spine, and other joints in your body are functioning optimally.

Do you need to see a GP before you see a chiropractor in Southend?

No, as chiropractors we are trained to diagnose as well as assess and treat neuromusculoskeletal disorders which is why we are classed as “primary healthcare providers”.

How many treatments with the chiropractor will I need?

This will vary depending on a few factors. The number of chiropractic sessions required varies based on the individual’s condition, severity, and response to treatment. Generally, the longer you have been in pain the longer it will take to fix, so the best advice is to visit a chiropractor sooner rather than later so that they can develop a personalised treatment plan and discuss the expected duration and frequency of sessions.

Does chiropractic treatment hurt?

The treatment given by chiropractors is usually painless, although it is not unexpected to experience some discomfort when working around tight and sore muscles, much like a massage. Your chiropractor will always modify your treatment to ensure there is as little discomfort for you as possible. You may experience some soreness or discomfort after the initial treatment session, which occurs as the joints and soft tissues which are moved, start to reposition themselves and heal appropriately.

What is the “cracking” or “popping” sound heard when receiving chiropractic treatment?

When tension is placed on a joint in the body, the pressure that builds up forms little bubbles of gas. When joints are manipulated by a chiropractor, the pressure causes these bubbles to “pop” but the sound is not significant and this does not hurt.

Can chiropractic treatment help with posture improvement?

Yes, chiropractic treatment can help improve posture by addressing spinal misalignments and imbalances, which may be contributing to poor posture. Chiropractors often incorporate exercises and ergonomic recommendations to support better posture.

Can chiropractic care treat conditions beyond back and neck pain?

Yes, chiropractic care can address a wide range of conditions beyond back and neck pain, including digestive issues, allergies, sleep disorders, and more. Chiropractors aim to enhance overall wellness by focusing on the nervous system and its relationship with the body.

How soon can I expect to see results from chiropractic treatment?

The timing of results varies based on individual factors, including the severity of the condition, overall health, and adherence to the treatment plan. Some people experience immediate relief, while others may notice improvements over several sessions.

Will my insurance cover chiropractic treatment?

At Backworks, we are covered by most insurance companies including AXA, Aviva, SimplyHealth and WPA. For more information, and to see a list of our prices, click here.

People of all ages and from all walks of life may benefit from seeing a chiropractor. Pain is your body’s warning system and you absolutely must listen to it. A chiropractor can offer gentle yet effective adjustments, reducing misalignments or restrictions in the body. This reduces inflammation, improves the function of the joints and also improves the nervous system which allows the body to better manage the discomfort.

We offer chiropractic treatment in Southend-on-Sea local to you at our clinic along London Road, an easily accessible location from both the road network and public transport, as well as being a 5-minute walk from the high street.

People of all ages and from all walks of life may benefit from seeing a chiropractor in Southend-on-Sea. Even those suffering from conditions such as arthritis can be helped, aiming to manage the levels of pain and increasing joint movement to make general day-to-day activities more comfortable and manageable.

Whether you’re suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, or other musculoskeletal issues, Backworks is here to help. Take the first step toward a healthier, pain-free life and contact us today to schedule your appointment.

If you are unsure whether chiropractic care can help you, then call us now on 01702 342329 and one of our chiropractors in Southend-on-Sea would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. For more information on what to expect from your first appointment, click here.

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