Spine Care Clinics, a brand new unique concept in the care of patients with spinal problems and conditions
from acute back pain, through prolapsed (”slipped”) disc to more serious problems of severe chronic back pain
who haven’t responded to any other treatments and who need something more for their pain.
Our experienced team of physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Conditions treated include back, neck and joint pain, sports and RTA injuries, postural evaluation, repetitive strain injury, pre and post surgical rehabilitation.
Our physiotherapists use manual therapy and exercise programs as well as physical education and other techniques such as IDD therapy, soft tissue release and taping to provide pain relief, which help patients return to their normal physical activities.
We are experienced in treating patients from all backgrounds, with a wide range of conditions. Our physiotherapists are fully registered with both the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) professional bodies.
Osteopathy is a safe, effective and natural treatment approach which emphasizes the physical manipulation of joints and muscle tissue, in order to improve alignment and restore function.
Osteopaths use their hands both to investigate the underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment using a variety of manipulative techniques. These may include muscle and connective tissue stretching, rhythmic joint movements. If appropriate manipulation will be applied to realign the structure at fault to improve blood circulation and reduce nerve impingement.
In keeping with our tradition of introducing new and effective treatments we are the first Clinic in Manchester and Greater Manchester to introduce IDD Therapy which has been in America for some 10 years and has helped many tens of thousands of patients get relief from the pain and discomfort of a slipped disc and from degenerative disc disease which has not responded to other therapies. Many have been able to avoid spinal surgery and gone on to live normal pain free lives after being a patient on the IDD programme.
IDD Therapy is a safe and effective way of targeted distraction of the vertebrae on either side of the offending disc. This allows a change in the pressure within the disc and gradually allows the disc material to slowly be reabsorbed back into the disc reducing nerve compression and bringing about much needed relief. IDD therapy can be successfully used in the treatment of both neck (cervical) and lower back (lumbar) conditions. Chronic symptoms with radiating pain to the lower limbs may require between 15 – 20 sessions to achieve optimal results.
After the IDD Therapy is complete, we recommend a session with one of our physiotherapist or sports therapists to test your range of movement, screen for abnormal movement patterns and try to encourage a normal function in walking, bending etc. This can help in the prevention of future spinal problems. This treatment is not suitable for all conditions, please contact us to discuss if this treatment would be suitable for you.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans (MRI scans) are one of the best tools, which allow the diagnosis and monitoring of conditions affecting internal organs, tissue and bone and Spine. Scans are very helpful in serious spinal disorders such as cancer, infection or nerve compression.
A safe and painless procedure, which enables health professionals to view, detailed pictures of organs and other structures inside your body. MRI scans are one of the quickest ways to work out what is going on in your body and at Spine Care Clinics, it can be carried out rapidly in the most convenient location for patients and very reasonable rates. Please contact us for further details.