A chronic back pain condition is one that persists over an extended period of time. Chronic patients are a special concern of ours. If you have chronic musculoskeletal back pain (MSP), chances are you have tried many treatments before and nothing has had a real lasting effect.
Reflex Spinal Health’s goal is to rid you of this condition, strengthen your spine, and get you back to your active lifestyle. Spinal rehabilitation is a crucial part of the recovery process and is usually done in your own home as specific, prescribed exercises. We want you to feel truly alive!
Many health care professionals may have told you that you have to learn to live with your problem. Others may have promised they could fix your back pain for you. Scientific investigations suggest that such “fix it” approaches do not work for chronic MSP. At Reflex, our team of passionate chiropractors and osteopaths approach chronic MSP like asthma or diabetes, and help you learn how to control and cope with it better and reduce its impact on your lifestyle. We also want to minimise surgery by increasing exercise, and getting more people to be proactive about spinal rehabilitation.
We review your medical history, to be sure nothing serious is causing your pain. Next, we figure out a way to gradually increase your activity so that your sensitive tissues can be nourished and strengthened.
Reflex Spinal Health will guide you step-by-step through a biomechanically safe program. You will learn “first-aid’ measures for flare-ups so you will not fear or mind your pain so much. Most important, we will show you how to recondition your body, so that you can return to activity safely and control that persistent back pain.
Once your back begins to improve we will show you what things are important for ongoing prevention. Unfortunately, it is not possible to completely avoid “flare-ups”, recurrences, or aches and pain. But, it is our goal to teach you how to minimize their likelihood and severity. This involves a specialized functional-performance evaluation followed by a prescription of back pain exercises involving ” core stability training” and pilates and yoga-based flexibility exercises. This home based regime is backed up by chiropractic and osteopathy techniques and our exercise videos.
Your body has two muscle systems. The first is a superficial system that produces movement and generates power. (It can be thought of as the husk or shell.) The other is a deep “core” which is responsible for guiding, controlling, and stabilizing movements.
The superficial system is under voluntary control, whereas the deep system is automatic. When pain strikes, the deep system usually shuts off, while the superficial one tightens to guard and protect. We will show you how to perform specialized, gentle exercises that you can do at home. As you become stronger, you’ll be able to control your body better — which will help prevent pain from occurring in the future. These gentle exercises have more in common with Pilates or Yoga than with traditional strength training. Pilates targets the body’s deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out. It helps to rebalance the body and to bring it into correct alignment.
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Reflex Spinal Health are a passionate, dynamic spinal health team. We are committed to help as many in our community of Reading, Berkshire and South Oxfordshire to enjoy the vitality of great health, to reach their health goals and feel truly alive! Our chiropractors and osteopaths offer the highest standards of care in a superb environment.