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Your probably looking at this page because you have back pain, if your browsing the site and have a different injury you have probably had back pain at some time in your life. 50 years ago Chiropractic’s initial popularity was mainly because of the great results chiropractors had treating low back pain and neck pain and stiffness. Now chiropractors are well known for treating a host of injuries from headaches and migraine to knee pain and sports injuries.

At the 2012 Olympics Chiropractic was one of the core treatments available in the Polyclinic for athletes from all over the world.

Many years ago the medical establishment passed off spinal manipulation as being ineffective, however thousands of research studies have now shown that spinal manipulation to be a very effective form of treatment. Currently, some GP’s and Physiotherapists have now started to employ rudimentary training in manipulative techniques.

“Chiropractic” is a household name and every year hundreds of thousands of people are successfully treated by chiropractors throughout the western world. In the UK more and more Chiropractors each year are working for the NHS


Back pain is the most common presenting complaint at chiropractic clinics. Of the back pain chiropractors in Plymouth treat about 2/3rds of the treatment is for low back pain. Statistics show that approximately 80% of the general public will have an episode of low back pain at some time in their lives.

Chiropractors spinal manipulation treatment for low back pain has been extensively researched. In May, 2009 the NHS evidence-based provider NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), which develops evidence-based guidelines for the NHS showing the best ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, recommended Chiropractic treatment for the early management of persistent non-specific low back pain.


Most major insurance companies recommend Chiropractic treatment for low back pain, as well as accepting Chiropractic treatment for other spinal issues. This is because the treatment is deemed to be very safe and both clinically, and cost effective.

The different stages of back pain
Acute back pain is regarded as back pain lasting up to six weeks, sub-acute back pain lasts from six to twelve weeks and back pain which lasts for 3 months or longer is regarded as Chronic. There are quite a few common types of back pain ranging from mechanical low back pain to leg pain due to spinal inflammation. Mr Kelly has 20+ years experience in treating both simple and more serious back injuries.disc-herniation

If you have a history of episodes of low back pain you will probably develop spinal instability which will cause you to have ever more frequent back pain episodes that gradually become more serious in nature.

As your back problems become worse you may develop leg pain. Sciatica is a term commonly used to describe an inflammed nerve in the lower back which can cause pain to radiate down the sciatic nerve into your buttock and/or leg. A severe type of leg pain can occur with a herniated disc (slipped disc) where the soft, jelly-like substance in the disc is bulging out and pressing on the nerves going into the leg. Slipped discs causing back and leg pain can be quite serious.

At our Plymouth chiropractic clinic our initial goal with any type of injury is reducing the inflammation, as reducing the inflammation will reduce the pain. Remember, if you have back pain and/or leg pain, a similar condition to yours has probably been successfully treated hundreds, or possibly thousands, of times in our Plymouth back pain clinic – Peverell Chiropractic Clinic.

Treatment in our Plymouth Back Pain Clinic
The multi-factorial treatment rationale for back pain Mr Kelly uses has been developed and tested over 20 years of practice. As well as Core mobilising and manipulative (Chiropractic adjustive) techniques that most clinics use to return the range of motion of your stiff joints back to normal, we use spinal decompression (Flexion Distraction) which is used to help to reduce leg pain.


As part of our core treatments we also use Myofascial Release, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM), and Kinesio taping, these techniques are very helpful for many different back, joint and sports injury conditions especially those injuries that have not responded to other treatments in the past. Sports Massage and deep tissue massage are also part of our core treatment for patients.

We have comprehensive exercise resources for nearly every type of condition and advise our patients to follow the clinics Body Core Exercise Program. See our core exercise video. Apart from advice on exercises, we also advise on home care (what to do at home to speed up your recovery at home) and give advice on future prevention. For a more complete recovery it is very important to exercise regularly as well as developing the bodies core muscles to help to stabilise the spine.