If painkillers are the only option you have tried so far, perhaps it is time to consider a different way. Often pain is generated by overtight or stretched muscles and uneven stresses in joints – by imbalances in our locomotive system. And since all our movement is managed by the nervous system, keeping that system working well is paramount.

The first step in tackling pain is to find out what is causing it. This is not always easy, because the spot where it hurts is often not the cause of the problem. In fact, in most cases it isn’t. You have to cast your mind wider, examine the whole body and take into consideration how a person lives. And you must remain conscious of the fact that the solution may involve expert treatment by other practitioners. This is what I call the holistic approach, and that is what we practise at your chiropractors.