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Pain Free – Help Your Healing!

“We’re here to help you through every stage of your recovery from pain to full health and wellness.”

Most patients attending the clinic for the first time, is due to their levels of inflammatory irritation progressing to increasing symptom levels that have started to effect their everyday life, resulting in a chronic disorder.

During your primary stages of your chiropractic care there are some simple rules to follow to help aid with your recovery whilst minimising aggravation;

  1. move – often, with safety and awareness and as frequently as comfortable🚷. Avoid unnecessary or heavy lifting.
  2. posture – keep the spine long in its neutral three curve position when possible. No slouching, keep the head tall and low back supported. This may mean laying on the sofa or sitting in a more supported seat.
  3. ice &then heat – using an ice pack, or bag of peas which when possible can be used 4-6 times a day for up-to 10minutes with at least an hour between sessions. If the time allows this can be followed up by heat for up to 10minutes directly after the ice. 🥶
  4. sleep – our bodies need time to rest and heal this is mainly done whilst asleep, aim for over 8hours and nap 😴.
  5. hydrate&eat – your body is in a state of stress and recovery, it needs good nutrition.

Whilst medication can effect the levels of pain in the short term, it is not resolving the problem. This longer term can add to the continued negative progression of back complaints. If taking medication be careful of this false positive.

Inflammation and pain are a side effect from an underlying problem which your body is reacting too. This is why your chiropractic treatment plan has been recommended specifically for you, so we can resolve the longer term causes.

6. Please follow the recommendations and treatment as advised from your chiropractor, this is what has been proven to get you the best results from your chiropractic treatment.

Beds, Pillows & Back Pain!

I’ve changed my mattress and I still have back pain??

One of the constant most common questions with new patients is what mattress is best for the back and back pain.

Simply as firm as comfortable is the answer.

The bigger answer to the question though is a good back + a good mattress = perfect solution.

When we were young healthy and vibrant it didn’t matter where how or what we slept on.

Pain or stiffness at night or in the morning when waking it an extremely common symptom of a progressed bad back, which confuses people.

At night we need to have the ability to relax and rest as well as move with rotation whilst horizontal. Characteristics an unhealthy spine is incapable of.

What is important to realise whilst a better mattress is a positive change it isn’t going to fix the underlying problem that have usually taken years to develop.

Pillows and Positions

A pillow supporting and keeping the neck in a straight neutral position through the length of the night.

Side or back sleeping is advisable whilst trying to avoid front sleeping.

Side sleepers will generally require more pillow height then back sleepers.

Brands Recommended by Chiropractors;

Mayflower Medical for Sleeprrr Pillows 

Harley pillows: come in Dulux and standard

Orthorest pillow

Royalrest

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/klubbsporre-ergonomic-pillow-multi-position-40446099/

Chiropractic Care: What to Expect

Chiropractors provide the third largest healthcare group in the world, yet particular in Ireland so little is known and worse a lot of of general assumptions are incorrect founded on misinformation and hearsay.

This is detrimental to the treatment and recovery of so many people suffering with back pain, who would highly benefit from early chiropractic treatment.

YES- we have some of the highest level neuromusculoskeletal training- 4/5years full time, regulated by an association (CAI), we can take a read x-ray&mri, safer than taking paracetemol or neurofen, researched & recommended.

NO- it doesnt hurt, make people worse, take much time to help or you have to get treated for ever.

What to Expect;

Do you suffer from constant pain and discomfort? For most, this is due to an injury. For others, there is no explanation. Pain can easily be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers, but relief is short lived.

Deal with the source of your unfllammation and pain and don’t mask the symptoms.

Since pain relievers do have risks, especially with prolonged use, it is important to seek proper medical care. One of your options is chiropractic care.

If you weren’t already aware, chiropractic care is a form of medicine. Some classify it as alternative medicine, as the treatment options are very different.

There is a high difference between the care provided by a chiropractor and a primary care physician.

Chiropractors believe & utilise in manual therapy. This is a natural therapy with the use of the hands and a promotion of preventative wellness care.

Common methods of solving pain problems include manipulation, mobilization and various specialist spinal techniques. For example, neck pain may be treated with a neck adjustment to help correct the alignment.

If you like the sound of chiropractic care, the first step is to schedule an appointment with us. We can be found online with a standard internet search or an online business directory and have over 500 5star patient reviews.

There are a few local options but we provide best care with the most affordable price in a friendly personable evidence based setting. Most insurance providers do cover chiropractic care. If covered by insurance, speak to a representative to see if your care qualifies for coverage.

We aim to see most new patients within 24-48hours, so not long after making your appointment, you will arrive for it. As for your first visit, it will be similar to a consultation appointment. Your chiropractor will take a full detailed medical history understanding your complaints and assessing factors that are contributing or aggravating and underlying conditions. From there a full physical examination will be carried out to determine the source of your problems and other compounding physical factors.

Chiropractors can diagnose a problem by simply testing and assessing your source of pain. However, additional tests may be needed. These may include an MRI or x-ray.

We will generally begin treatment immediately, usually a few sessions are needed to fully rectify the underlying stresses and damage in the spine. It will depend on the length of your appointment, the type of care needed, and how soon a course of treatment was decided on.

In addition to wondering about chiropractic treatment, many patients are also curious about payment. Most insurance providers cover chiropractic care. If you are uninsured and paying out-of-pocket, this should not be a concern for you. As we offer an extremely affordable service for the quality and level of service that we aim to give.

We accept accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, and checks, while others only take cash.

Returning back to insurance coverage, do not make any assumptions. Always speak to an insurance provider first.

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Dublin City Chiropractic Review

Reviews from Around the Web and Chiropractic Education

We are so delighted that some of our past and present patients have been so vocal online sharing their positive experiences about the chiropractic treatment they received in the clinic.

It’s really beneficial to spread the message of what we do here and educating people who aren’t aware, have never been exposed or have misconceptions about chiropractic and what we do.

Here a couple of links to some patient reviews;, here and here  and here

The importance of the spine cannot be underestimated in its link to health and well being. As chiropractors we are exposed to the power of the body and its natural ability to heal and repair.

We understand that patients who are generally coming into the clinic for the first time are going through a painful inflammatory process and that it can be a scary situation to be in, especially if it’s the first time that it’s happened! That’s why we pay particular attention in explaining to you the current situation, why it’s arisen and what needs to be done to rectify the situation so that you can feel ‘normal’ again.

Using our years of experience and with seeing so many patients with so many different issues, we can take you step by step through the recovery and healing process, as well as giving you an estimated time frame to when you can expect to feel back to your best.

We will also assure all steps are taken to prevent future re-injury, making sure this situation wont present itself again!

The Body, Dysfunction & Symptoms

99% of patients attending the clinic for the first time are doing so because they are going through an acutely active inflamed episode of pain. Unless it has been caused by a trauma or serious physical injury then it tends to be an innocuous movement or position. Either way the body is signalling through the negative feeling of pain that there is a serious problem and an inflammatory process in the area-that needs to be protected.
For the innocuous causes of pain flair ups the patient won’t be able to understand how something so simple has caused such a strong reaction as it was a usual movement or position that they are have completed successfully 100s of times before.
Here’s why……….we have to look at the accumulative factors that affect you over time not at that singular one event.
The body is adaptive to the environment that we live and surround ourselves in on a daily basis. Unfortunately with the demands of modern work and living we are becoming more and more sedentary and less physically active.
That is the problem………our backs are becoming excellent at sitting and not moving but then when we call upon it to move and active-it’s unable to do this.
The bodies inability then to complete and carry out what tend to be quite physically easy jobs becomes impeded by the bodies progressive negative changes that effects on it- this negative can take months or even years to reach a level of dysfunction that can now become inflamed and symptomatic.

New Patients Video

A great introductory video for any new chiropractic patients, wanting to know what an initial consultation entails.

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