Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is the biggest cause of disability worldwide. And unfortunately it's becoming increasingly common due to traumas, stressful lifestyles and a poor understanding of how to best manage it in the early stages.

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INTRODUCTION TO CHRONIC PAIN

Chronic pain now affects 1 in 3 people and is a major cause of disability worldwide. Thankfully, there are helpful strategies that can be put into place to minimise discomfort and get you back to leading a healthier and happier life. Hands on treatment, exercise, rehabilitation, and pacing are all effective ways to help manage the pain.

Core Clapton puts forward an innovative way of treating chronic pain by placing the patient at the centre of treatment fostering understanding, engagement and rehabilitation.

HOW WE HELP

Osteopathy is a highly successful method of treating pain and functional impairment. After taking a thorough case history and examining your body, your osteopath will create a diagnosis and treatment plan. Osteopaths combine message therapy, joint manipulation, mobilisations and stretching of your muscles to relieve you from your aches, spasms and feelings of stiffness. Your osteopath will also provide you with specific  exercises and give you advice for the best posture to adopt at home, in the office or at night during sleep.

MYTHS ABOUT CHRONIC PAIN

• Chronic pain means that something is still damaged and needs fixing - Wrong! Chronic pain means the nervous system has become hard-wired to cause discomfort from normal movements and therefore needs to be retrained to ignore false inputs.

• It's dangerous to exercise if you've got chronic pain as you might cause further damage - Wrong! Exercise is one of the key factors to increasing your pain threshold, but it has be done carefully at first and in a controlled way.

• Chronic pain is all in my head - Wrong! Whilst our brains ultimately decide if something is a threat and therefore important to feel pain, persistent pain is due to a complex interaction of changes from the tissues, the nerves all the way up to the brain, and therefore needs to be managed with a whole body, whole person approach.

What We do

Case History

An in-depth exploration of your problem, how it came about, and how it is affecting your life.

Examination

A thorough examination to find out what's wrong and what we can do about it.

Treatment

An expert, hands-on treatment to get your body working again, tailored to your sensitivities.

Advice

Top tips to maximise your body's own healing capacity in the shortest time possible.

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CORE stands for the Centre for Osteopathic Research and Excellence. We were founded to study the effectiveness of osteopathy and improve the lives of people living with chronic pain.

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