In March/April I was off work for the second time with back pain and sciatica. I received 4 sessions of physiotherapy who prescribed exercises and I was advised to keep doing them and return to normal activities. Which I did and had a few weeks with no symptoms then they returned, no sciatica but much aching in my back and pain/tight muscles down my right leg.
My first visit to Avon Chiropractic Healthcare established I had a twisted pelvis which was possibly as a result of a fall in 2005. I noticed an improvement in the first 3-4 sessions and it is improving sufficiently to allow me to get back to cycling and gardening, remaining fairly pain free afterwards.
The staff are great. They are friendly and helpful and always try to accommodate your needs. My chiropractor explained everything in an easy-to-understand way with use of a spine model and pictures. I had my questions answered, my exercises demonstrated and really felt at ease. Receptionists are always smiling and helpful.
One really good thing, although only small, is the use of gowns. I’ve previously been to an osteopath stripped to underwear then asked to stand normally – it isn’t going to happen. Gowns helped you relax and you don’t feel as ‘exposed’.
My experience so far of chiropractic treatment is a good one and I now appreciate that if things start moving out of place, be it through accidents or muscle tightness, then it will have an effect on the rest of the body and interfere with other systems and it is important to keep checking all is well.
They do a valuable job and I wish they were on the NHS as then more people could have access. They are worth their weight in gold.