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What is Chiropractic?

“Chiropractic is the science, philosophy and art that utilises the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.” B.J Palmer

Chiropractic is the U.K's third largest Primary Healthcare Profession (following Medicine and Dentistry) that involves all aspects of wellness, including exercise, nutrition, personal development, and stress relief. Chiropractors work with people from all walks of life (including newborns, children, and the elderly) and the outcomes are often miraculous.

Chiropractors use a hands-on approach and through a range of highly intuitive physical movements, they are able to find problem areas and imbalances that are causing pain or dysfunction. Interestingly, the issues often stem from an area that is different to the place the pain is coming from. Chiropractors work right back to the route of the problem and correct it without the use of medication or surgery.

Benefits of Chiropractic

Better posture

More energy

Fewer colds and infections

 Fewer headaches

 Less Stress

 Better coordination

 Better sleep

 Faster healing

 Fewer injuries

Optimum sporting performance

 

Conditions a Chiropractor can treat

Here are a range of common conditions that can benefit from regular Chiropractic treatment.


Are you suffering from pain in the buttock? Is the pain travelling down your leg? If you are, you may be suffering from Sciatica.

This pain may come and go or it may be constant and can be incapacitating. It’s often worse sitting for long periods and can involve muscle weakness and numbness in areas of the affected leg.

 

Many people simply take painkillers to try to relive the symptoms of Sciatica. Most of our patients have before coming to us. As Sciatica is a symptom it is important to get to the cause.

 

This is our specialism and we can help you! We use the most up to date diagnostic tests to get to the source of your pain and carry out a thorough consultation about your health and wellbeing. We will include a body wide analysis that will look at your posture, spine and other areas that will pinpoint the origin of the problem.

 

We will discuss your results with you so that we can customise a program to relieve your pain without resorting to drugs or surgery. Whatever it is that has triggered your sciatica, don't just live with the pain, take action.

 

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You may feel you have tried everything to get rid of your back pain. Most of our patients had before coming to us. This is our specialism and we can help you!

 

• Is your back pain affecting your daily life and preventing you doing what you want to do?
• Are you having sharp pains that keep you awake at night?
• Are you having back spasms that leave you feeling helpless?
• Have you a constant back ache that won’t go away?
• Are you getting leg and buttock pain that is affecting your mood?

 

We use the most up to date diagnostic tests to get to the source of your pain and carry out a thorough consultation about your health and wellbeing. We will include a body wide analysis that will look at your posture, spine and other areas that will pinpoint the origin of the problem.

 

We will discuss your results with you so that we can customise a program to relieve your pain without resorting to drugs or surgery. So, whether your back pain is from playing sports, an accident, an injury, work or stress, don’t just put up with it or mask it will pills, take action!

 

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Many people have resigned to the fact that they have to put up with headaches, take medication and press on, or that this is ‘normal for them’.

Having a headache can be disruptive to your mood, to your day and to those around you.  Having headaches most days or having regular migraines can be a disaster and people often don’t understand. Although common, (over 10 million people in the UK suffer regular headaches) Headaches are not normal.  We have helped patients reduce the severity and frequency and often to eliminate migraines for years.

 

This is our specialism and we can help you! Headaches can be caused by problems with structures around the neck, such as joints, ligaments, muscles and discs, sending pain up into the head. This can be from the back of the skull coming forwards, or over the forehead, left or right sided or both, or over the eye and all of these can be caused by several different things.

 

Chiropractors are trained to find the source of the problem and remove the cause. The techniques used are specific to help improve the function of the neck and correct the musculoskeletal problem.

 

Whatever is causing your headaches or migraines, don’t just put up with them as though it is normal for you, take action and call us today.

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Sacro-Iliac disorder or joint pain, SPD (symphysis-pubis disorder) and pelvic dysfunction can all cause significant discomfort and pain. Did you know that a pelvis problem can affect your whole body?

It can be the root of regular headaches, a chronic shoulder complaint such as rotator cuff strain or overuse knee pain or regular Achilles or calf strains.
Body movement relates all parts of the body to one another.  When throwing a ball or swinging a golf club, punching in boxing or simply running the whole body is involved and one small, ‘insignificant’ problem can lead to compensation changes in the movement of the whole body and can cause a big problem elsewhere.

 

This is our specialism and we can help you! Chiropractors are trained to find the root cause of problems with the whole body, not just the spine.  With gentle adjustments to the pelvis and other joints we go about resetting the nerve signals, both from joints to the brain and back again to the muscles, to restore normal balance and movement.

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Pain during pregnancy is common and can be due to the changes that are happening within your body.  As your baby grows and becomes heavier your centre of gravity shifts and your posture changes accordingly.

These changes can put different pressure on your spine, can become uncomfortable and can lead to misaligned joints. Often, people can find their pelvis problem remains for a long time after they have had their child.

 

To adjust pregnant women our treatments are performed on a special pregnancy cushion that allows room for your growing bump.

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A true frozen shoulder lasts 2-3 years and has three specific stages. Without any treatment, sometimes full movement and function is not restored.

Frozen shoulder is a long term, very painful, and inconvenient condition.  Many shoulder complaints are not properly assessed and diagnosed before being labelled a frozen shoulder.  A Chiropractor has the training and will take the time to be able to get to the actual cause of the shoulder complaint. Many shoulder problems can be as painful as a frozen shoulder and if you cannot move the joint can be thought to be just that.

 

Our Chiropractor can help with your shoulder and reduce the pain that you are having.  Then, we tell you about the problem and why it might have been there in the first place.  We put provision in place to help your problem not return once it is fixed, and in severe or chronic cases help you to manage it ongoing.

 

This is our specialism and we can help you! Whether your shoulder has been bothering you for weeks or months call us to book in.

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Knee and hip pain can be really frustrating and prevent you doing many things.  The lack of mobility often associated can be a real hinderance.

The most common complaints relate to wear and tear or Osteoarthritis, and whilst we cannot reverse wear and tear we can relieve the symptoms. The problem could have come from an injury or have built up over years. Many people just take painkillers, and many people have been told by healthcare professionals that it is just osteoarthritis and to put up with it until they can have a replacement.

 

This means that many people have been putting up with their pain for years, badly affecting their quality of life.

 

Establishing the source of the problem is key and an assessment of what we can do happens in the initial appointment. We have treated many people with hip or knee problems.  Our unique approach of mobilisation, distraction and manipulation yields much relief and actually helps prevent or slow down the need for surgery in many cases.

 

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Jaw clicking and locking is surprisingly common.  Often it is painless and does not affect people for many years.

The Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders can cause associated symptoms such as dizziness, ear ache, fuzziness in the ear and tinnitus. Chiropractic care for the TMJ is not only common but also effective and gentle.  Chiropractors treat all joints, not just ‘backs’. We have had many patients enjoy eating and chewing again after months of tender jaw dysfunction.

 

So whatever it is causing your jaw problem, getting checked by a Chiropractor is a good place to start, especially if you have tried several approaches and not had much success.

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Neck pain can be a result of sitting for long periods of time, at a desk or driving, or it can seem to come on for no apparent reason at all. Often a previous injury such as whiplash, whether recent or from years ago, can be to blame.

Whatever it is, neck pain really can be a pain in the neck. It can be really uncomfortable and inhibit the movement of the neck. Many people press on in life and accept it, blaming stress or their job, but we can help you!

 

Chiropractic treatment is incredibly effective for treating neck pain. We have seen hundreds of people get better and remain pain free from coming to us. 
This is our specialism and we can help you!

 

We use the most up to date techniques to loosen up muscles and restore movement to the joints in the neck and spine which means you move better. Our aim is to get you feeling better and moving more easily as quickly as possible. An appointment with our expert will include a body wide analysis that will look at your posture, spine and other areas and will pinpoint the origin of the problem.

 

So, whether your neck pain is from playing sports, an accident, an injury, work or stress, don’t just live with it or mask it with pills, take action!

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  • 5 star review  Can't thank Ben enough for the difference seeing him has made to me. Was absolutely wonderful throughout my pregnancy and kept my back problems at bay.

    Amanda Clarke'Glover' Avatar Amanda Clarke'Glover'
    July 4, 2018

    positive review  I have to admit to being slightly skeptical about seeing a chiropractor but after enduring intense pain in my hip & leg for a few weeks, decided to consult Dr Ben for dry needling. I can truly say I have absolutely no regrets!! After a very thorough initial 'induction' appointment, which included my requested dry needling session, I felt immediate relief. Further treatments of realignment, at the hands of Dr Ben, over the next two weeks and I am now 99% pain free and continuing my treatment to achieve full & ongoing recovery. He is also addressing issues with headaches I have been having. Every visit has been professional, welcoming and informative and I highly recommend Fysikal to others seeking treatment. Thank you Dr Ben & his team!

    Jane Norrey Avatar Jane Norrey
    January 25, 2020
  • positive review  First time in about 15 years that I have been almost pain free and it’s only been 3 weeks worth of treatments so can only get even better! Would definitely recommend! Thank you!!!

    Emma Miles Avatar Emma Miles
    March 17, 2020

    positive review  I've suffered for years with a painful back and hips. After a thorough initial consultation and weekly treatments I can say catergorically I have never had so much freedom, lack of pain, flexibility and all relatively pain free. Guidance on how i position myself. How i sit. My weak spots and how to avoid them. Everyone needs a Chiropractor. And i highly recommend Ben.

    Śue Édwards Avatar Śue Édwards
    June 30, 2020
  • positive review  first session with Ben today, and blimey I feel completely different already. Ben makes you feel at ease and very comfortable. looking forward to the next session.

    Daniel Carter Avatar Daniel Carter
    May 18, 2019

    5 star review  Found it to be a great approach away from mainstream medicine. Always giving me a great release, improving both my mental and FYSIKAL health and has also helped contribute to fewer hospital visits.... thanks again

    Danny O'Toole Avatar Danny O'Toole
    June 4, 2018
  • 5 star review  I have been going to Ben for a year now and he has made a massive difference to my movement. Ben is definitely your man if you are having any niggles.

    David Smylie Avatar David Smylie
    June 2, 2018

    positive review  Only had one session with Ben so far however already feel better in myself, sleeping better, less anxious and overall happy. Ben is so welcoming and friendly and would highly recommend.

    Chloe Piggott Avatar Chloe Piggott
    June 4, 2019