Clyde Valley Chiro

Pain Relief

Although most people who consult a chiropractor are experiencing back or neck pain, chiropractic treatment can essentially help with pain relief for a wide variety of physical complications, ranging from headaches, repetitive strain injuries, shoulder pain and whiplash, to sports injuries.
British Chiropractic Association Chiropractors in an average week will conduct approximately 60,000 to 70,000 patient appointments, which goes to show the great demand for chiropractors in the UK.
Here we give you an explanation of the main problems treated by chiropractors and how the treatment helps:

Back pain

When referring to back pain we are specifically meaning general, acute and chronic backache or back pain (not arising from injury or accident) including lumbago.
Just about everyone suffers from back pain at some time in their life, and a recent survey carried out by the British Chiropractic Association found that one in three people in the UK are currently suffering from back pain.
A staggering 36% of back pain sufferers have been in pain for more than ten years and a further 12% for ‘as long as they can remember’. Back pain can prevent individuals carrying out daily activities which we can take for granted, such as sleep, exercise or even lifting children.
As well as treatment using specific adjustments done by hand to free stiff joints and reduce spinal problems including nerve irritation, a chiropractor may also use ice, heat or massage treatment to relieve back pain. They will also offer advice tackling everyday movements, such as bending, lifting and twisting, which can cause back pain.


Headaches are so common that most people just take a couple of pain relief tablets and put up with them. However, if you suffer from headaches regularly you may find that a chiropractor may be able to treat the cause of your headaches, specifically where the headache is arising from the neck (i.e. cervicogenic).
The use of special procedures to relieve the tightness in your neck muscles, which is caused by stress and tension, can also be an effective treatment for headaches that arise from an injury or repetitive strain to your neck. Chiropractors can also help relieve the cause of migraines, as problems in the bones of your neck often trigger migraines.
Your chiropractor will be able to identify any stiffness in the joints of the neck and then treat them to improve their movement and relieve the muscle spasm and nerve irritation that may be causing your headaches.

Neck pain

As the neck supports the weight and movement of your head, it is not surprising that it sometimes becomes stiff or painful, particularly among people who spend much of their day driving, doing computer work, repetitive lifting and bending.
A chiropractor can treat your neck to free stiff joints and reduce uncomplicated mechanical neck pain. Chiropractors may also treat your neck to ease problems with your head, shoulders and arms, which are often caused by stiff neck joints.


From general pain in the joints to arthritis, spondylitis or rheumatics, chiropractic treatment can often relieve the pain of many kinds of joint problems. Some types of arthritis – such as rheumatoid arthritis – also have periods of inflammation and destruction of the joints causing severe pain, and although chiropractors cannot treat the cause of this kind of arthritis, they can help to relieve the disability that results from it once the inflammatory phase is over.
Other joint problems that chiropractors treat on a regular basis include, shoulder pain, elbow pain, knee pain, and repetitive strain injury (RSI).


Loss of joint movement in the spine can be caused by a number of different things, such as sporting injuries, workplace discomfort, stress, poor posture, accident, pregnancy or just the general wear and tear of life.
A chiropractor can use gentle manual movements to reduce the pain you feel and improve movement in the spine, so you can comfortably go about your daily routine. The chiropractor may also advise you on posture, bending and lifting to reduce the risk of spinal problems reoccurring.


Client Feedback

Yes, suffered back and joint problems for many years prior to my visits. Now only need moderate maintenance.” - Richard McCann

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