Back pain and neck pain are incredibly common. As Chiropractor I help people with spine pain every day and have a special interest in persistent pain problems. Here I explore 4 simple steps you can take to get yourself feeling better. 


Spine pain is very rarely caused by something serious. Most often a combination of muscular tightness and joint stiffness, and sometimes nerve irritations are the cause of neck and back pain. Although unpleasant, you can take really simple steps to get yourself feeling better.


Try asking yourself: When do I get pain? What makes it better? What makes it worse? By becoming a bit of a detective you may quickly notice a theme. Perhaps your back pain is worse after sitting too long, or your neck hurts when you sit in a particular chair with your head turned to watch TV? By becoming a little more aware of daily habits and how we feel, we can sometimes figure out factors that are contributing to our discomfort.


There is a phrase “action conquers fear”. People in pain are often worried about what is going on, and they have become a bit stuck as to what to do next. Once you are reassured that your pain is most likely not serious in nature, and perhaps you have figured out what is provoking the pain, you need to take action. Often, where joints and muscles are concerned, this means movement. Try to change your position and posture often and take regular movement breaks.


If your aches and pains are not improving within a week, its best to seek some professional advice. Chat to someone, like a chiropractor or an osteopath, who deals with back and neck pain to figure out the cause of your problems and get a plan of action in place.

I hope these action steps can help you on your path to recovery!

Nadine Harrison


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Nadine Harrison


Nadine offers you an honest and supportive approach to recovering from your muscle, joint and nerve pains, and taking back control! She has vast clinical experience including further training in helping people with persistent pain and in caring for pregnant women. Nadine was honoured to receive the “Chiropractor of the Year” award in 2017. If you'd like an appointment with Nadine please ring us on 01865 558561
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