Muscular Aches & Pains, Back Care

Almost everyone has sore, aching muscles now and then. These can range from mild to excruciating. Often goes away in a few days but sometimes muscle pain can linger for months.

The most common causes of muscle pain are tension, stress, overuse and minor injuries from exercise or physically demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after activity and it is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. In these situations you should first consider applying ice to the affected area.

If applying ice does not bring relief within a day or two, there can often be an underlying biomechanical problem involving posture and/or joint dysfunction that needs to be addressed if treatment of the affected muscle is to be successful.

Systemic muscle pain, which you feel throughout your body, is different. It’s more often the result of an infection, an illness or a side effect of a medication.

The BackCare Clinic will always offer a Free Assessment of your condition if you are unsure as to its nature or the best course of treatment. You will never be pressured into treatment at the clinic and if possible will be given more the one course of action with a suitable referral where necessary.
Warm up before exercising and, if possible, before heavy manual work and strenuous activities such as gardening.
Try soaking regularly in a warm bath containing Epsom Salts.
If you work in the same position for most of the day (like sitting at a computer), aim to get up and move, stretch and drink a glass of water every hour.
Stay hydrated. Drink lots of fluids before, during, and after exercise or physical activity. Particularly in hot weather.
Engage in regular exercise to help promote optimal muscle tone.
Cool down after exercise and stretch well. It should also be possible to do a few simple stretches after heavy manual work or physical activities such as gardening.
Occasionally, muscle aches can be a sign that something more serious is wrong with your body. You should see your doctor for:
Pain that does not go away after a few days of home treatment
Muscle pain that occurs after a tick bite
Severe muscle pain if you are unsure of the cause
Where it is accompanied by redness or swelling
Muscle pain that occurs along with a rash
Pain that occurs soon after a change in the medications you take
If you experience muscle pain with the following you should seek more urgent help from your doctor. If you cannot see your doctor quickly, for any reason, you should seek medical advice from your hospital.
Trouble catching your breath
A sudden onset of water retention and/or a reduction in urine volume
Difficulty swallowing
Stiffness in your neck area
Vomiting and/or running a fever
Muscles that are weak. You have an inability to move the affected area of the body

"Very simple and non invasive treatment and haven’t had a twinge since!"

– Alice S (Age 27)

"I have been to Osteopaths and Chiropractors since the age of 19"

“I have been to Osteopaths and Chiropractors since the age of 19 with very little success. If only I had come across Nic then it would have been a different story.

Flexibility and straightness are key to my job, Decorating and Sports Dressage.

He has improved both of these more than I ever thought possible.”

– Cheryl G (Age 47)

"Pain removed after 3 visits."

“I am a 39 year old male that is on his feet all day at work, and had resigned myself to the fact that my back had clearly had its day and I was in for pain and discomfort for the rest of my life! How wrong I was.

I visited Nic 3 times, he treated me, taught me how to look after my back and how it works, it’s the best thing I have done in ages! Since seeing Nic I have not had any pain or discomfort and I actually feel 10 years younger…Read More

John H (age 39)

"At 36 my Doctor told me there was nothing more the NHS could do"

“At 36 my Doctor told me there was nothing more the NHS could do for my mobility issues and that I would just have to manage as best I could with Pain killers. I had suffered a Herniated Disc in my lower Back some six months before and had received various NHS treatments, none of which had worked. Nic at the Back Clinic gave me my life back, after only a few sessions, I could walk, bend and show dogs again, something I had been told by various people wouldn’t be possible in the future. I was actually pain free again for the first time in a year and I could do all that I wished with my life. Without Nic’s expert treatment my life would be a fraction of what it is today. Thanks for fixing me once again.”

John H (age 39)

"Finally I have found something that works!"

“Finally I have found something that works! After suffering with chronic acute exasperated back pain since I was 16, nerve damage and having two major trauma’s to my back I was in complete despair. I found myself on a large dosage of pain medications, anti inflammatory and muscle relaxers. I had lost my job and spent 4 months in bed unable to move. My massage therapist recommended to me the Back Clinic. so I thought why not give it a try. After just one session I was totally stunned at the results I not only felt but could see with my back and my posture. I can still remember to this day my utter amazement when I walked for the first time after my back had been gently manipulated. This is a miracle and I still say that today. The pain has gone, I can move more freely and I can be active again…Read More

Belinda F (age 46)

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