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i get numbness in left top area of leg that comes and goes randomly, also on the right it feels like a bone sometimes pops out of place in my hip near where the spine attaches, hard to descripe. I have had it happen sitting or standing or outstretching my arm once or twice, i get tingling in hands too occasionally. Im most concerned about what feels like a vertebre popping out of place and whn it happens i feel intense pain and am aching for a bit. I am 45 years old. I had a motorbike crash in 2015 which shattered my left collarbone in 6 pieces and fractured both sides of my ribs. i felt ok though until last year, i sit a lot infront of the computer for work. I try and cycle once a week and walk as much as i can. thank you. John
If you are asking me what you should do about your symptoms I’d say that you should go and see a chiropractor and get properly examined so that you can get an accurate diagnosis.
With a history like yours the chiro will probably need xrays (or MRIs) of your spine in order to aid in diagnosis and safe treatment.
Why don’t you ring up your closest chiro clinic and have a chat with them?
Hello…my jaw click near my ear when I chew steak or hard food. What appointment shall book with you to fix my problem please?. Many thanks
Give the clinic a call on 020830156859 and have a chat with reception to get yourself booked in.
Hi there, I am a 30 year old female and I have quite prominent scoliosis. I was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis when I was in my early teens. I have a classic S curve, a hump on the right side of my back and some asymmetry to my waist protruding on the left. I was wondering if there is any chance of some correction to it with treatment or if treatment is solely based around relieving pain? I do also have pain after walking a lot or carrying things so I am interested none the less I can provide a picture of my most recent x ray
We wouldn’t know if any corrective treatment could be applied until one of us has assessed you and had a look at the x-rays. Even then, it would be somewhat of an unknown quantity until we’d tried a course of treatment.
Treating for pain relief in a case like yours is a much more likely to be successful though.
I have been having dull and sometimes aching back pain and neck. And also I feel like my chest needs a release. I think a chiropractor might help . I had a road accident in 2019 and since then I get random mild aches on my right leg which can be sharp pains running down the leg sometimes.
Give us a ring on 02083015859 and get yourself booked in.
Hello, I’ve had discomfort in my back and shoulders for a few years now, I’ve tried physio therapy and osteopath treatment which only worked for a short time, is there anything you could do to perhaps cure it or at least relieve the discomfort? Thank you.
We probably can but would obvilously have to examine the problem to get a better idea.
Why don’t you give us a ring on 02083015859 and book yourself in?
Hi At the beginning of January I had a sinus infection sore neck which led to swollen ribs in my right chest and right side, dr said it was pulled muscles and trapped nerve which would go away. The pain has gone but they are still swollen I also have a sinus infection and feels like a trapped nerve from neck to right hip as have tingling feeling and sore neck, is this something you can treat? I have had Covid since then and the Covid vaccine.
Hello, you are having a hard time!
I’d really need to do a detailed examination after a in depth case history before I could say if you could be helped or not.
There are simply too many questions raised by your description of what you have going on for me to give you a concrete answer.
Why don’t you give the clinic a ring on 02083015859 and book yourself in as a new patient or even just as a ‘free chat’ so that one of us can get a better idea as to what might be going on.
After years of playing computer games my neck and back feels out of place and is affecting my posture , how much would it cost to be fixed ?
I can’t answer your question as I don’y know exactly what is wrong with your neck and back.
Why don’t you give reception a ring on 02083015859 and have a chat with them about our prices and then you caould book in with one of us to get examined and we’d then be able to give you some idea as to what it might cost.
I’m sorry that I can’t give you a specific answer!
Hi, I have suffered with pain and discomfort in my back, neck and right hip for 4.5 years following an accident. My history is as follows: I had an accident in May 2016 and broke my left ankle and have a metal plate on my fib bone. When I fell I landed on my right hip and it has never been right since. I also fell when I was in hospital (I was on crutches following surgery on my ankle), I landed on the base of my spine and again that has never been right. When I broke my ankle I damaged my ligaments and was non weight bearing for 4-5 months! I had an x-ray on my spine about 3 years ago and they found that I have a bulging disc at T9-T10 (I believe), and that there was a ‘lot of inflammation at the base of my spine’. They recommended physio which I did a couple of times, but the pain is always there and has never really gone. I also had a gait analysis as my balance is very bad since the accident as well as having flat feet and they found that my hips and pelvis are not aligned properly. I am a PA so I sit at a desk all day so not very active and even more so since covid/lockdown (I have been working from home since March 2020). I was swimming a lot before lockdown and then started this again just before Christmas before we went into Tier 4 then lockdown. I absolutely love swimming and find this helps so I will pick this up again once everything is open. I have tried to re introduce home exercises like cycling on my spin bike and a walking on the spot class from YouTube, but the pain I get down my right leg from my hip is excruciating! I also have problems with my groin area which I think is caused by my hip pain and sometimes I get a pinching sensation like a trapped nerve. I caught it a few weeks before Christmas and couldn’t actually walk for a couple of days. My nephew has been to see a chiropractor before and highly recommends them. I have to be honest I have always been scared of chiropractors so feel a bit anxious, sorry. Sorry for the long winded message, I guess I need to come in for a consultation (if we can at the moment?) but just wanted to see if you think you could help after reading my history? I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Tracey.
You have a lot going on there! It’s likely that we can help but I obviously can’t say how much since I haven’t examined you.
We are used to seeing anxious patients. Rest assure that we don’t do anything to you that you aren’t happy about. The patient is in control of their treatment and we can modify what we do according to each patients comfort and stress levels. We encourage our patients to ask questions about their condition and treatment so that they are a happy and active participant in their healing process.
If you have any more preliminary questions you can always have a ‘free chat’ with a chiropractor here. Or you can simply book in as a ‘new patient’ which would entail a case history, examination and treatment-as long as you don’t need xrays (most people don’t).
Why don’t you give reception a ring on 02083015859 and have a chat with them about booking in with one of us at the clinic?
Hello, are you able to recommend a chair for work from home which provides good support for the neck and back. There are so many on the market, lots of differing reviews, so difficult to ascertain which one is worth buying. Thank you.
Hi, I use a Herman Miller Aeron at home which can have a head/neck support added to it. Be aware that Aerons come in 3 different sizes, two different finishes (plastic or metal) and various levels of functionality (tilt, lumbar support etc)…….I’d go for the “fully loaded” option.
Second hand prices are vastly cheaper than new but may have been impacted by many people needing to work from home at the moment. As far as I’m concerned, the Aeron is the best office chair you can get.
Herman Miller do others as well so have a look around.
Another decent manufacturer is Humanscale and their offerings are somewhat cheaper but also worth consideration.
Hope this helps.