Estuary Spine Clinic Exeter

Why Choose the Estuary Spinal Clinic?

Spinal_column_curvatureSpine pain from neck pain to lower back pain can have dramatic affects on our physical and emotional well being. This can have huge impacts on our our daily lives and routines. It is is therefore of upmost importance to get the correct treatment for you to restore health and restore function to your spine.

With our integrated team to hand we are able to offer a variety of treatment options specific to your needs. We pride ourselves in coming up with the best treatment options and where possible not only ease your symptoms but to return you to optimal health, enabling you to return to an active life.


Why might you have back pain?

Your back is a complex structure condition of bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints. When you experience pain it is usually due to damage or irritation to these structures such as strains, sprains or pinched or irritated nerves.

Spine pain can develop suddenly or gradually over time from our daily activities or routines. This could be from our work or home settings to more active settings such as sport. The most common causes of neck or back pain arise from:

-bending or twisting awkwardly for short or prolonged periods
-slumped or stooped postures whilst sitting
-over straining tissues from repetitive movements
-Lifitning or carry heavy objects
-degenerative changes from wear and tear


Why might you be experiencing radiating pain, pins & needles or Numbness?

As previously mentioned one of the tissues associated with the spine are nerves. These nerves can occasionally become irritated either through pressure exerted on the nerves or from inflammation arising from neighbouring tissues. This can consequently lead to symptoms of referred pain into the legs or arms.  Examples:

Lower back & sciatica  

Spine ConditionsThe sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in body located deep in the buttock, running down the back and outer aspect of the leg. This nerve can become irritated. This may include:

• herniated (bulging) disc in the lower back
• bony growths on the spine that narrow the nerve root exits
• arthritis in the low back or hip – may cause inflammation leading to irritation.
• tight muscles in the buttock can trap the sciatica nerve i.e the piriformis muscle often referred to as piriformis syndrome.


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Other Conditions:

Headaches
Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Back Pain
Hip Pain
Knee Pain
Foot & Ankle


Recommended treatments

Diagnostic Skills
Trained in Orthopaedics
Manual Therapy Usage
80%
Exercise Advice Usage
20%
Diagnostic Skills
Trained in Orthopaedics
Manual Therapy Usage
40%
Exercise Advice Usage
60%

All our acupuncturist are highly skilled in the use of acupuncture for back and neck pain. We use both Traditional and Medical Acupuncture dependant upon the practitioners chose or individuals suitability.

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