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Back Pain / Sciatica

Of all the health-related problems we have helped our patients with over the years, back pain is our area of greatest expertise and success. We are especially known for helping patients who have had back pain (often combined with other areas of pain) for many years and who have ‘tried everything’ before coming to us.

If you are suffering with back pain which has started quite recently (within the past couple of months) and is not causing you significant distress, we’d suggest that you book an initial consultation with one of our sports therapists or physiotherapist. They are all highly trained and experienced to conduct an assessment and, if there are no significant underlying issues, they’re likely to be able to treat you and to achieve a significant improvement within a matter of weeks.

If your initial assessment indicates that your back pain has a more complex underlying cause, your therapist may consult with our Clinical Director or recommend that you see one of our chiropractors or another member of the team who is best placed to help you.

If you’ve been suffering with back pain, sciatica, or a related complaint for quite some time (several months or even several years or decades) and you’ve tried other treatments without lasting success, we’d recommend that you book an initial assessment with one of our chiropractors. Chiropractors specialise in treating back pain and at Core Clinics, our chiropractors specifically specialise in treating chronic back pain.

The longer-standing your back pain is and if you have other health issues as well as back pain, the more likely it is that we will recommend an ‘integrated’ treatment protocol. This might involve you having appointments with several members of the team initially – for example, chiropractic, sports therapy and podiatry. We’ll explain our full findings and recommendations for you after your first appointment as well as letting you know what results you can expect to achieve.

Still confused?

Our videos on back pain might give you the clarity you need

Which type of therapy is best for your back pain?

However fantastic an individual chiropractor, osteopath, acupuncturist or counsellor is, there is increasing evidence that in order to achieve long-term improvements in chronic back pain you need a multidisciplinary team approach.

***** NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines recommend manual therapy (spinal manipulation, mobilisation or soft tissue techniques such as massage) for managing low back pain, but only as part of a treatment package including exercise, with or without psychological therapy.

***** A 2018 meta-analysis of over 16,000 pain management studies and articles concluded that:

‘Treatment methods following the biopsychosocial model seem to yield long term pain reduction, increased range of motion, and improvement in functional activities. On the other hand the single modality treatment methods seemed to yield either short term pain reduction or no pain reduction.’

(Single modality treatments assessed included opioid use, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, massage therapy, manual therapy (soft tissue mobilization), instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, acupuncture, soft tissue release, dry needle, trigger point injection, joint manipulation/joint mobilization, active release technique, strain counter strain, craniosacral therapy, stretching/exercise, McKenzie method, and kinesio taping: none were shown to deliver lasting pain relief or improvement in the underlying issues.)

There is still a huge need for more research to be done to identify the best combination of therapies and the best protocols for different back pain (and other chronic pain) patients.

But we are proud to say that we are well ahead of the curve and have been researching and developing our integrated protocols for 10 years, to the benefit of our current and future patients.

Posted by Core Clinics on Wednesday, 8 May 2019


We’ve helped almost 10,000 patients in the past 10 years; many of whom have suffered from chronic back pain.

The story of Jane is the story of hundreds of our patients.

Don’t let back pain be the end of your story.

Posted by Core Clinics on Sunday, 5 May 2019


Don’t just take our word for it

Back to winning ways

For the last 5 or 6 years, I’ve basically had no problems with my back and I can now continue to train, basically, for as long as I can keep my energy levels up…as long as I keep seeing Stefaan every 6 to 8 weeks!

Lucy Rotchell testimonial

Every single day, we are privileged to be able to belp our patients to find relief from pain and a way forward in dealing with long-term health problems. It’s so commonplace at Core that it can sometimes be something we take for granted.

But we were moved to tears, as was our lovely patient Lucy, by the testimonial she kindly recorded for us.

Before coming to Core Lucy had:

A long history of back pain which was affecting her day to day life, her work and livelihood, and her mental health.

Lucy had sought help from:

Her GP
A physio (her GP referred her to)
A chiropractor
An osteopath

Lucy had:
MRI’s showing a slipped disc and bulging discs

Lucy was being ‘treated’ with:
Painkillers, and more painkillers

Lucy, it’s our honour and privilege to have been able to help you, and thank you so much for entrusting us with your care.

If you, or someoone you care about, has chronic, unresolved back pain, please watch Lucy’s video testimonial and please consider contacting us to see if we can help you.
01926 801111

Thank you.

Posted by Core Clinics on Wednesday, 10 July 2019

John Moreland
Got my life back

After 14 years of intense lower back pain and sciatica, I am now pain-free. I am even able to play golf which I thought would never be achievable. Stefaan and the Core team are brilliant at what they do and create a warm, welcoming customer experience. Their approach gave me confidence from the outset that they would achieve their goals and I’m pleased to say…they have.

Rob Pollard
A new lease of life

I have been visiting Charlie for a few months now, he makes you feel welcome and very comfortable. I came suffering from shin splints after a few sessions they have now gone. I can’t recommend him enough. Thanks!

L Nineham

Get in touch

Core Clinics offer a unique, integrative approach to health and wellbeing and sports performance.

If you have a clear view about the type of treatment or the specific clinician or therapist you would like to consult, we will gladly arrange an initial consultation for you. If, on the other hand, you are unsure of what expertise or treatments might be most beneficial for you, please feel free to call or email us and we will be happy to discuss and advise.

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Core Clinics

Nunhold House
Hatton Technology Park
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01926 801 111

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