Chiropractic treatment for Non-specific Low Back Pain patients from Caernarfon, Llangefni, Llanberis, Bangor, Llandudno, Conwy, Colwyn Bay and Abergele.

Chiropractic treatment for Non-specific Low Back Pain patients from Caernarfon, Llangefni, Llanberis, Bangor, Llandudno, Conwy, Colwyn Bay and Abergele.

A portion of patients from Caernarfon, Llangefni, Llanberis, Bangor, Llandudno, Conwy, Conwy Bay and Abergele that present to the Chiropractor at The North Wales Spine Clinic with back pain fall into the category of “non-specific low back pain“.   Often by definition, no definite diagnosis is identified; therefore we attain what we call a ‘working diagnosis’.   Patients understandably want to know exactly what the problem is and many Practitioners will try and oblige.   This often leads to an erroneous and incorrect diagnosis.   If the patient has seen multiple Practitioners in either Caernarfon, Llangefni, Llanberis, Bangor, Llandudno, Conwy, Conwy Bay and Abergele they often come away with a confusing range of diagnoses.

Chiropractic treatment for Non-specific Low Back Pain patients from Caernarfon, Llangefni, Llanberis, Bangor, Llandudno, Conwy, Conwy Bay and Abergele.

Low Back Pain - Causes & Solutions

When performing treatment for low back pain we make our patients at The North Wales Spine Clinic aware that in many cases of low back pain it is not possible to give a clear or definite diagnosis as to what tissues is damaged and therefore what exactly is causing their low back pain. Serious conditions which can cause low back pain need to be ruled out by the Chiropractor and what we use at The North Wales Spine Clinic is one helpful system for diagnosing the more severe conditions devised by the CSAG 1994 (Clinical Standards Advisory Group 1994).   This organisation described a group of “red flags”.   These red flags can often point to more serious problems: –

  • Thoracic pain (pain in the middle or back of chest area)
  • Fever and unexplained weight loss
  • Bladder or bowel dysfunction
  • History of carcinoma
  • Ill health or presence of other medical illness
  • Progressive neurological deficit
  • Disturbed gait, saddle anaesthesia
  • Age of onset <20 years or >55 years
  • Continuous, progressive pain unrelated to posture
  • Steroid medication
  • Substance abuse
  • Weight loss

Factors Affecting Non-Specific Low Back Pain

To help residents of Caernarfon, Llangefni, Llanberis, Bangor, Llandudno, Conwy, Conwy Bay and Abergele how to understand what might be making their back pain worse we highlight the following factors:

  • Smoking
  • Lack of fitness
  • Poor general health
  • Psychological Distress
  • Work-related problems
  • Compensation neurosis
  • Fear of illness and disability

So what causes Low Back Pain?

At The North Wales Spine Clinic we find many patients from Caernarfon, Llangefni, Llanberis, Bangor, Llandudno, Conwy, Conwy Bay and Abergele feel their spine pain is muscular in origin and mistakenly seek Chiropractic care as a last resort.   Despite this current research suggests the anatomy of the lumbar spine is far more likely to be the cause of non-specific low back pain. The structures that can act as ‘pain generators’ are those with a rich supply of nerves. These tissues include:

  • discs
  • facet joints
  • The anterior meninges (tissues on the front of the nerve sac) and posterior longitudinal ligament

If you have low back pain regularly and live in the Caernarfon, Llangefni, Llanberis, Bangor, Llandudno, Conwy, Conwy Bay and Abergele areas or have suffered  low back pain for a long time its unlikely that pain killers will help solve the problem of low back pain. In fact they may be creating more damage!  Pulsing machines that affect muscles or superficial massage also have questionable affects on long term low back pain. To get on top of low back pain and start living call the professionals at The North Wales Spine Clinic.

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