Four Tips To Prevent Back Pain

Most of us suffer from back pain at one point or another and it is never pleasant. There are several things you can do on a daily basis to reduce the risk of back injury or pain though, from gentle exercise through to posture. We have outlined our top tips below:

1. Gentle exercise

Regular gentle exercise can play a big role in reducing and preventing back pain, keeping you supple and flexible while strengthening your muscles and joints. Try low impact aerobic exercise, for instance swimming, and follow a gentle stretching routine, too. A strength training programme that helps strengthen your core could also be very helpful, as strong core muscles reduce the strain on your back. Your expert chiropractor will be available to advise on what will be specifically suitable for you.

2. Focus on your posture

Slouching and stooping will put your back at the most damaging angle and highly increase your chance of back pain or injury. Try not to sit down for too long at once and perhaps consider a standing desk for periods if you work in an office. When you do sit, opt for a straight back chair and try to keep your knees slightly higher than your hips, for instance by putting your feet on a low stool or platform. A strong core, as discussed above, also helps to improve posture.

3. Bend with your knees, not your back

Bending improperly can be one of the main causes of back pain. When bending to the floor, do so with your knees and keep your back in an upright position as far as possible. Remember – your knees are built to act as a hinge, your spine is not! Bending at the waist can cause serious problems, especially when picking up heavy items.

4. Check your bag

Carrying a heavy handbag or briefcase on one shoulder can cause you to stoop to one side, affecting your alignment and balance. Messenger style bags which go across your body can really help with this. The strap sits on one side of your body, with the weight of the bag resting on the other, which helps to keep your shoulders straight. Also make sure you aren’t carrying lots of things around with you that you don’t need – pack light!

At Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic, we can help with any queries you have about any back problems you may be experiencing. If you’re in constant pain, give us a call today.

Raking Up

Even with an unseasonably warm start to this winter the leaves are finally falling from the trees, which means the inevitable backache inducing task of raking them up. If you’ve been out in the garden too long, bending over whilst bagging up, and given yourself backache Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic can help, from a Chiropractic program of treatment through to a soothing massage.

Gardening, whilst generally a relaxing pastime does take it’s toll on one through the summer months, and can leave its mark after regular periods labouring away. Now that you’ve got your bulbs in ready for spring, get yourself ready too. Get to the bottom of that neck, hip, or back pain, find out what the cause is and fix it so that next year you can enjoy a whole season in the garden without being slowed down.

Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic is situated in a beautiful building with a relaxing atmosphere. The warm and friendly team will make you feel welcome immediately whilst making sure you receive the best treatment, tailored specifically to you. Now that you’ve looked after the garden so well, make sure to look after yourself too so that you’re raring to go by the time the snowdrops are out.

Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic is owned and run by Dr Pete and Dr Cindy Townsend and was established in 2007. It offers a range of complimentary treatments to make sure that every patient gets the exact care that they need, from diagnosis through to a program for recovery and prevention. Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic offers; Chiropractic Treatment, Acupuncture, Sports & Massage therapy, Foot Care and Hypnotherapy.

Call us on 01926 865985 to make an initial consultation appointment for only £60.00. Once diagnosed treatments are only £38.00, so now’s the time to spend a little on yourself for a change, instead of filling the flower beds. Kenilworth Chiropractic can get you walking tall, in time for Christmas, and ready to put the fairy on top of the tree!

July 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic Newsletter!

The team on the Front Desk – Carolyn, Jackie, Sue and Jen are available at the end of the phone to welcome you to the Clinic. Just call 01926 865 985 or email us with your enquiry.

***Don’t forget our Friends and Family Referral Offer: recommend a friend to us and they will receive a Chiropractic Consultation and X rays for the amazing price of £30, instead of £120!***

What’s been happening at Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic?

We have had an amazing few months at the clinic, starting with Bex and Cindy climbing Mount Snowdon in early May. They raised a massive £885 for ‘Zoe’s Place’, the baby Hospice in Coventry. Thank you so much for all those that supported and donated to this brilliant cause!

Other exciting news; we know lots of you were lucky enough to see Fleetwood Mac recently on their latest UK tour, but did you know that Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic were the Chiropractors on this tour? Our Dr Pete has been particularly busy travelling up and down the country looking after the band and Cindy and Tim also got involved with some of the London, Leeds and Manchester shows!

Pete was in Switzerland last weekend finalising his qualifications for the International Federation of Chiropractic Sportif, this is the highest qualification for a sports specialist in Chiropractic, making him one of only 10 Chiropractors in the country to be working at this level! Keep up the good work Pete!

Bex and Pete have also been doing a fantastic job putting the riders back together for the Suzuki Motocross Team at different events across the county and will continue to keep up the work over the summer.

Chiro training in Belgium! Lots of fun was had by all on our recent staff excursion to Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges. We used the time away to focus on how we can create a great customer experience, so please be sure to let us know how we are doing!

Early June saw the start of festival season for us, with us attending both the Lions Grand Show and the Leamington Peace Festival. Despite the rain we had an incredibly busy weekend helping and advising people with their aches and pains and we now look forward to welcoming an amazing 67 new patients to the clinic as a result of these events!

Finally a massive thank you to anyone affected by recent appointment reschedules due to all of the busy goings on as a result of these events and courses etc. Although we always endeavour to forward plan we are very grateful for your patience when we need to make the odd last minute change to the diary.

***FREE CAR SEAT CHECK*** With the summer holidays approaching, why not get your car seat checked before you set off to make sure your spine is aligned correctly. This service is available to anyone (not just Chiropractic patients), just ask a Chiropractor.


Courtyard Footcare

This Spring, the Podiatrists have been busy attending courses and seminars…

  • Leigh has started studying for his Masters in Podiatry which will ultimately extend his scope of practice. So far he has covered steroid injection therapy and health conditions that can put the health of people’s feet at risk. We look forward to benefitting from his new skills.
  • Kate Harrison spent an interesting and packed 24 hours in Southport, attending the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists AGM and Conference. She attended a range of lectures, had a chance to see the latest products and equipment at the trade show, and met up with colleagues from around the country.

Now the sun has finally come out (with a vengeance!) rough dry skin can become more of a problem as we throw away the socks and don flipflops or strappy sandals.
There are a huge variety of foot creams on the market, but not all of them contain the magic ingredient that can combat dry, flaky skin. To find out more about this wonder ingredient, read Kate’s article here.

***Don’t forget that we offer a Free Foot Health Check to anyone that has a foot related query. We will do our best to inform and advise you, and get you booked in for treatment if necessary.***


Yvette Giles, Acupuncture

In pain? Research is increasingly demonstrating that acupuncture may provide real relief from pain. The Institute of Health Care and Excellence (NICE) has now recommended acupuncture for some pain relief.

To book your treatment call Yvette on 07762 311074 or email Yvette.acupuncture@hotmail.com

To read about the different aspects of acupuncture, check out my website here. From there, you can also follow the link to my facebook page where I regularly post articles relating to health and acupuncture.


Paul Monaghan, Hypnotherapy

Often in therapy we discover that the only thing that had been holding you back… had been ‘YOU’. Your ‘inner you’. The ‘self-image’ that you have of yourself inside your mind. To read this article in full, please click here.


Matt Griffin, Sports Massage

Many of our clients have now felt the benefit of Matt’s expertise, and we are delighted that due to high demand, he has now extended his hours at the clinic. Matt is with us on Saturdays from 9am-1pm and Thursdays from 12pm. Please call reception to book an appointment.


Recommended Reading for Summer

  • “The Expectant Dad’s Handbook” by Dean Beaumont ISBN 978-00919-4804-7
    The prospect of fatherhood can be exciting, daunting, emotional, and let’s face it, pretty terrifying! This book contains accessible, practical and informative advice for dads-to-be.
  • “The Brain that Changes Itself” by Norman Doidge ISBN 978-0-141-03887-2
    Discover the revolutionary book that is changingthe way we see the human mind. This inspiring book will leave you with a sense of wonder at the capabilities of the mind, and the self-healing power that lies within all of us.

December 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic Newsletter!

The team on the Front Desk – Carolyn, Jackie, Sue and Jen are available at the end of the phone to welcome you to the Clinic. Just call 01926 865 985 or email us with your enquiry.

 The Chiropractors

Dr. Peter Townsend - ChiropractorDr. Cindy Townsend - ChiropractorDr. Timothy Jacobs - Chiropractorrebecca-shield

KCC and the World of Sports Chiropractic

For several years, the world of sports medicine has been advancing with a greater emphasis on performance enhancement and injury prevention, rather than just injury repair. As Chiropractic works to improve all aspects of human function, from balance and coordination, faster reflex times and strength, it is no surprise to see Chiropractors now working with virtually every major sporting team and event. With the likes of David Beckham and F1 2X World Champion Lewis Hamilton  using Chiropractic care to keep them at the top, the demand for Chiropractic care in top flight sport has never been greater.

2015 is looking like another exciting year for sports chiropractic at Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic. Peter is again working with the Coventry Blaze Elite ice hockey team for the third season, and Cindy, Rebecca, Pete and Tim have again been asked to provide support for Team Suzuki  Heads and Threads  motor cross team for their UK and arena championship season. With individual athletes experiencing wins on the world Triathlon stage,  British boxing  championship contenders  and the 10thyear as the European tour Chiropractors for WWE wrestling tour, it may not be a quiet year, but it will be a privilege to work alongside such gifted athletes!

The clinic would also like to offer massive congratulations to Kenilworth local Sarah Jane Perry on winning the Squash Team World Championships this weekend. A massive and well deserved win for one of the world’s top ranked female players.

If you are a sportsman/athlete and looking to improve your performance, please make sure to let the team at KCC  know, so we can include you in our bespoke performance programme and help get the results you deserve.

This month, Tim has written an interesting article about combatting the effects of hibernation, something we can all be guilty of as the days get colder and nights draw in. To read more click here.

Our charity focus for December is to support the food bank charities in Kenilworth. Rebecca is coordinating donations, so if you would like to drop any non-perishable items into the clinic, she will ensure that they get to the distribution centre.  Thank you for helping us support our local community.

For photos and regular updates on our busy team, why not like our Facebook page?

Peter Townsend, Cindy Townsend, Timothy Jacob and Rebecca Shield


Courtyard Footcare

Now that the temperature is dropping, chilblains are beginning to pop up. Not so common as they used to be, now that we all tend to live in centrally heated houses, for some people they can still be a real problem.  A great product we have found to help improve the circulation and ease the pain and itching is ‘Warm Your Sole’ by Body Essentials. Containing ginger, marjoram, geranium and lemon essential oils, not only does it relieve the discomfort but your feet smell great too!  Available from the clinic for £8.50.

Extended Domicilary Service
From January, we are pleased to be able to offer an extended home visiting service for people who have trouble accessing the clinic. Kate Gorton will be taking on any new clients who would prefer to be seen at home.  This means that she will no longer be in the clinic on a Monday morning, but can still be seen at her monthly Saturday clinics.  If you, or someone you know, would like to avail of this service, please leave your details with Reception and Kate will be in touch to arrange an appointment.

Supporting Zoe’s Place
This year, we have pledged to donate £5 for every new client referral. We are delighted to announce that 60 clients have been referred to us from existing satisfied customers and so we shall be sending a cheque for £300 to this wonderful charity. A HUGE thank you to everyone who has sent a friend our way!  www.zoes-place.org.uk/coventry

Kate Harrison, Leigh Hudson & Kate Gorton


Yvette Giles, Acupuncture

This month, I have written an article about the ancient art of cupping. Used to help loosen muscle tissue, promote healthy blood flow and more, read all about it here.

As an introductory offer to the cupping technique, all treatments booked by 31st January 2015 will be at the special rate of £30. Please quote ‘Newsletter’ at time of booking.

To book your treatment call Yvette on 07762 311074 or email Yvette.acupuncture@hotmail.com

To read my latest articles why not follow me on facebook?  I look forward to hearing from you!


Paul Monaghan, Hypnotherapy

Our beliefs can both hinder and help us to achieve our goals. This is illustrated by the story of Cliff Young, a 61 year old Australian with no formal training, who beat the world record for running a ‘Mega-Marathon’ from Sydney to Melbourne. To read this article in full, please click here.

Paul offers hypnotherapeutic solutions at Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic, every Tuesday, from 2pm – 7.30pm. Please call Reception to book your appointment.

Alternatively, Paul can be contacted directly on 07876 170671, at paul@brightwayhypnotherapy.co.uk, or see his website at www.brightwayhypnotherapy.co.uk


Andrea Ramus, Sports Massage

Are you starting a new health & fitness regime in the New Year? Are you planning and preparing for a particular event or challenge coming up in the spring or possibly a new sporting season? Or are you simply still feeling the effects of the busy Christmas Period? A sports or remedial massage can be of benefit to all people trying to get into the right shape both physically and mentally for what lies ahead in 2015.

Andrea is offering a £5 discount to anyone booking their first sports massage appointment with her in January. Please call her on 07766 117026 should you wish to book an appointment or have any queries how Sports and Remedial Massage could benefit you.


Recommended Reading

Some of us at KCC are avid readers and thought we would recommend some of the books we have read and benefitted  from.  Here are our first two suggestions:

  • “Well Adjusted Babies” by Jennifer Barham-Floreani  ISBN 978-0-97-578600-0
    This is known as “the new parenting bible” and offers cutting-edge information and holistic parenting advice ranging from improving fertility to breastfeeding and onto child development.
  • Secondly, after recently attending a Chiropractic seminar and learning more about nutrition and healthy living, we found the book “Changing Habits, Changing Lives” by Cyndi O’Meara ISBN 978-0-14-300652-7 really helpful and inspirational.

If you decide to read one or other of our suggestions let us know what you thought!

AND FINALLY…
All that remains is for us all to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

October 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic Newsletter!

The team on the Front Desk – Carolyn, Jackie, Sue and Jen are available at the end of the phone to welcome you to the Clinic. Just call 01926 865 985 or email us with your enquiry.

 The Chiropractors

Dr. Peter Townsend - ChiropractorDr. Cindy Townsend - ChiropractorDr. Timothy Jacobs - Chiropractorrebecca-shield

We are pleased to announce that Cindy has returned from maternity leave and is now working Monday and Thursday afternoons. However, we have said goodbye to Elaine Simpson (sports massage therapist) who is moving on to pastures new. She will be missed!

We stock a wide range of supplements at the Clinic. For more information about their uses and benefits, we have put together a short guide. Please read on…

More Updates…

  • Cindy, Tim and Rebecca were delighted to visit Zoe’s Place on 29th September to present a cheque for the monies raised by a sponsored skydive by Tim and Rebecca, and a donation from the clinic.
  • It was lovely to meet new people, and see some familiar faces, at the Kenilworth Festival Party in the Park. Once again we were lucky with the weather.
  • Pete and Rebecca attended the British Motor Cross Championship to work with the Suzuki Team, including Graham Irwin. Congratulations to Graham who came second overall.
  • A new season has begun for Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team which will keep Pete busy once again as their official Chiropractor, here’s to a successful season!
  • In November Pete and Cindy will be touring with the WWE wrestlers for the 9th year as their official chiropractors.

For photos and regular updates on our busy team, why not like our Facebook page?

Peter Townsend, Cindy Townsend, Timothy Jacob and Rebecca Shield


Courtyard Footcare

If you’re not sure if your problem is one that a Podiatrist can treat, why not book in for a Free Foot Health Check?

We can give you a brief assessment and advise on the best course of action to take, whether that be with us or a fellow Health Professional. If it is something we can help with, we will then book you in for your Initial Consultation where we can undertake a more thorough examination and treat the problem concerned.

Dare we mention Christmas? We offer Gift Vouchers and Gift Packs (containing Foot File, Simply Feet Foot Cream and either Gel socks or Gelicity Foot Soak). Please ask at Reception for details.

This month’s blog has some great before and after pictures.  Fungal nails are one of the most common problems we see at the clinic. Sometimes the nail is not infected, but has just been knocked, or has come loose. If it does have and infection though, there are some simple and effective ways to treat this unsightly condition Read more here

Kate Harrison, Leigh Hudson & Kate Gorton


Yvette Giles, Acupuncture

Autumn Boost:
2 Treatments for £50, normally £74
Offer ends 21st October 2014 (please quote KCC newsletter at time of booking)

To find out more about the challenges facing our bodies at this time of year, please read on..

To book your treatment package call Yvette on 07762 311074 or email Yvette.acupuncture@hotmail.com


Paul Monaghan, Hypnotherapy

This month I would like to talk to you about Mindfulness, an effective technique for coping with stress and anxiety. Please continue to read more


Andrea Ramus, Sports Massage

Sports and Remedial Massage can help with:

  • Pre-event preparation and post-event recovery
  • Rehabilitation from injury or post-operation
  • Improving postural problems
  • Reduction of general aches, pains and muscle soreness
  • Alleviation of stress, tension and fatigue
  • Preventing recurrence of injuries

Andrea is at Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic on a Thursday afternoon/evening and early Friday morning until 2pm. To book an appointment, please call Andrea direct on 07766 117026.


Special offer

To all Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic clients: The clinic is now part of an Affiliate Programme with Simply Feet, suppliers of a huge range of orthotic footwear, specialist socks and foot care products. Quote code XQ9B3290 to receive 10% off all orders and free p&p for orders over £40. Check out the website at simplyfeet.co.uk or pick up a catalogue from the clinic.

July 2014 Newsletter

A very warm welcome to our latest e-newsletter from Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic.

The team on the Front Desk – Carolyn, Jackie, Sue and Jen are available at the end of the phone to welcome you to the Clinic. Just call 01926 865 985 or email us with your enquiry.

The Chiropractors

It has been another busy month for the Chiropractors. Tim and Rebecca completed their charity skydive, many thanks to everyone who sponsored them. The proceeds were donated to Zoe’s Place, the baby hospice in Coventry. Over £1000 was raised from the event which is a fantastic target to have reached, thank you once again for your generous giving!

More Updates…

  • As some of you know the whole KCC team took part in both the Kenilworth Lions Show and the Peace Festival in Leamington last month. It was such a lovely sunny weekend, thank you to anyone that came and said hi!
  • Tim has been busy organising his advanced qualifications in becoming a Chiropractic Extremities Specialist (CCEAP)
  • Rebecca has been working on her post graduate course with the College of Chiropractors in achieving her Licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors (LRCC) which involves a combination of further Chiropractic learning.
  • Cindy is excited to return to work part time at the beginning of July.
Peter Townsend, Cindy Townsend, Timothy Jacob and Rebecca Shield

Kate Harrison - ChiropodistCourtyard Footcare

We are pleased to welcome podiatrist Leigh Hudson to the team. He joins Kate Harrison and Kate Gorton who between them now offer appointments Monday – Friday and 1 Saturday per month. As well as providing routine foot care, Leigh has a specialist interest in treating bio-mechanical problems and sports injuries. Contact reception to book a consultation.

Summer Offer: Receive a free Gelicity Foot Spa Gift Pack with all new consultations booked in July and August (whilst stocks last)

This month we are talking about heel pain…

Particularly that pain you get first thing in the morning. You go to get out of bed, put your foot to the floor, and OUCH! This is the classic sign of a condition called ‘Plantar fasciitis’. Kate Harrison recently attended a multi-disciplinary seminar devoted to the subject and now has a greater range of techniques to treat this debilitating condition. Read more here.


Yvette Giles - AcupuncturistYvette Giles, Acupuncture

Summer Madness:
4 Treatment Package £110.00, normally £161.00
Offer ends 23rd August 2014 (offer applies to new patients only)

To find out what acupuncture treatment can help with, please read on…

To book your treatment package call Yvette on 07762 311074 or email Yvette.acupuncture@hotmail.com


Paul Monaghan - Clinical HypnotherapistPaul Monaghan, Hypnotherapy

Your mind is like a computer, with its own software that organises your thinking and responses. If you have a behaviour that you really want to change, it’s just a matter of conditioning or re-programming. Indeed, many problems can stem from negative programmes still running in the unconscious. Please continue to read more.

 


Andrea Ramus, Sports Massage

Sports and Remedial Massage can help with:

  • Pre-event preparation and post-event recovery
  • Rehabilitation from injury or post-operation
  • Improving postural problems
  • Reduction of general aches, pains and muscle soreness
  • Alleviation of stress, tension and fatigue
  • Preventing recurrence of injuries

Andrea is at Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic on a Thursday afternoon/evening and early Friday morning until 2pm. To book an appointment, please call Andrea direct on 07766 117026.


Special offer

To all Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic clients: The clinic is now part of an Affiliate Programme with Simply Feet, suppliers of a huge range of orthotic footwear, specialist socks and foot care products. Quote code XQ9B3290 to receive 10% off all orders and free p&p for orders over £40. Check out the website at simplyfeet.co.uk or pick up a catalogue from the clinic.

March 2014 Newsletter

A very warm welcome to the first e-newsletter from the Team at Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic.

The team on the Front Desk – Carolyn, Jackie, Sue and Jen are available at the end of the phone to welcome you to the Clinic. Just call 01926 865 985 or email us with your enquiry.

We do hope you will enjoy reading about the new developments at the Clinic. However, if you wish to unsubscribe from this newsletter then please click the link at the bottom and you will no longer hear from us.

Special offer

To all Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic clients: The clinic is now part of an Affiliate Programme with Simply Feet, suppliers of a huge range of orthotic footwear, specialist socks and foot care products. Quote code XQ9B3290 to receive 10% off all orders and free p&p for orders over £40.  Check out the website at simplyfeet.co.uk or pick up a catalogue from the clinic.

The Chiropractors

Dr. Peter Townsend - ChiropractorDr. Cindy Townsend - ChiropractorDr. Timothy Jacobs - Chiropractor

Cindy has now begun her maternity leave. Baby Townsend is due on 31st March so not long now!! She is intending to return to work part-time in July.

Until then the amazing latest member of our team Dr Rebecca Shield (Becks) is here to take good care of Cindy’s patients, as are Pete and Tim of course.

We have been holding a sweepstake on the gender and weight of the baby and so far 136 people have had a guess – raising £68 for the winner and £68 for the charity ‘Zoe’s Place’ which is an Hospice for babies in Coventry – www.zoes-place.org.uk. We are all excitedly awaiting the new arrival!!

More up-dates!  Pete has been busy working on his advanced qualifications in Sports and Exercise Medicine LRCC (Sports) in preparation for the Olympic Games in 2016.  Pete has also been invited to work with Great Britain’s Ice Hockey team in April and along with Cindy will be again touring with the WWE Wrestlers in May for the 9th year running. Busy and Exciting times ahead!!

Peter Townsend, Cindy Townsend and Timothy Jacob

Congratulations

Congratulations to Siobhan Kearns who won the £50 M&S voucher in the Winter Newsletter draw. Thanks to everyone who entered their email addresses.

Back Care for Gardeners

With the first signs of spring finally showing through, the green fingered amongst us are chomping at the bit; eager to dust the cobwebs off those gardening gloves and get back out into the fresh air.

After a long cold winter the weeds have had a free reign and the bushes might be getting out of hand, which means that before you can start to sow the seeds of this year’s garden you will probably have to put some hard work into clearing them a space.

But before you head out to do battle with the weeding, pruning and mowing, it’s important to take a few simple precautions to ensure that you don’t put undue strain on your back.

Warm Up

Do a few gentle stretches to ensure that your back and muscles are loose and relaxed. If the weather is disappointingly cold, waiting until later in the day will help you to reduce the chance of picking up a strain.

Change Positions Regularly

Repetitive movements can be bad for your joints, so try to avoid doing the same task for long periods. Move around regularly and remember to take frequent breaks – it’s a good opportunity to look back over your work and bask in your nice clean flower beds as you go along.

Avoid Heavy Lifting

Shifting a bag of compost is not a job for a single person alone. If possible, ask for help moving any heavy objects or use a trolley to ensure that you aren’t taking the strain by yourself. When you do lift things, make sure that you bend at the knees so that you can take strength from a vertical core rather than putting pressure on a bent spine.

If you do suffer from back pain as a result of gardening or any other activity it can have a debilitating effect on your everyday life, but there are ways that you can seek treatment.

Here at Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic we believe that you shouldn’t just have to live with back pain when it can so often be relieved. If you’re looking for chiropractors serving Leamington Spa, Coventry or the surrounding area then look no further.

To find out more about how we can keep you at your best, call us today on 01926 865985 or fill in our online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Acupuncture FAQs

Here at Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic we often receive questions from patients who are interested in finding out more about how acupuncture could help them. To help you decide whether this could be a good course of treatment for you, here’s a quick overview of some of our most frequently asked questions:

How Can Acupuncture Help Me?

Many patients find that acupuncture provides effective relief from the pain of specific conditions such as sciatica or an injury such as whiplash. It can also be used as a form of relaxation that gives an enhanced feeling of well-being. Acupuncture aims to improve the general health of the whole person, rather than focusing solely on the condition that the patient has.

What Does It Involve?

To begin a treatment of acupuncture you will first need to have a consultation to give your therapist a full picture of your health. With enough information, your therapist can draw up a tailored treatment plan that will be most appropriate for your individual needs. During treatment, needles are inserted into specially chosen acupoints and are left in place or gently manipulated for a number of minutes.

Does It Hurt?

You may experience a tingling, warmth or sometimes a dull ache during treatment, but most people find the overriding sensation to be one of relaxation and many patients fall asleep! All of our acupuncturists are fully qualified and have many years of experience so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

Is It Safe?

Independent research studies have shown that adverse reactions to acupuncture occur in less than 1 in 10,000 patients. Side effects can sometimes include tiredness, mild dizziness and occasional minor bruising, but all of these reactions are short lived. Following thorough investigations, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended that acupuncture be made available on the NHS as a safe and effective treatment for pain.

Who Can Have Acupuncture?

Acupuncture can safely be used alongside any other form of medicine and is suitable for all ages including very young children.

Whether you are looking for an effective form of pain relief or simply a way to improve your general well-being, speak to our experts to find out which form of treatment will be most appropriate for you. We offer acupuncture to patients in Leamington Spa, Coventry and across Warwickshire, so call us today on 01926 865985 to arrange your first consultation.

Recognising Whiplash and Seeking Treatment

If you are involved in an accident that caused your neck to move forward or backward beyond the reach of its normal limits, it can cause damage to the tendons and ligaments. This strain is known as whiplash, and it can result in discomfort that takes months to heal.

If you suffer from whiplash, the pain you feel is caused by inflammation and bruises in the muscles of your neck. These take a little time to develop, so if you are in an accident you may not be aware that any damage has been sustained until sometime afterwards. It is common for symptoms to come on the day after an accident, and they can continue to worsen for several days.

The most common symptoms of whiplash include;

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Reduced movement
  • Muscle tenderness
  • Headaches

In some cases patients also experience pain in the lower back, muscle spasms, dizziness, tiredness, irritability, blurred vision and vertigo.

As with other strains, mild whiplash generally heals itself over time. However, if you suffer severe symptoms or they have not begun to ease after a few days then you could benefit from chiropractic treatment.

Here at Kenilworth Chiropractic Clinic we offer a range of treatments to help to ease the symptoms of whiplash and speed up your recovery. Our fully trained team of experts will work with you to devise a regime of gentle exercises that are designed to improve the mobility of your neck.

We will also give you lifestyle advice to help you to combat your condition within your daily routine and get you back to normal as soon as possible.
So if you are suffering with whiplash in Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth or the surrounding areas, call us on 01926 865985 to arrange your first consultation.