Because of the coronavirus emergency, Wealden Osteopaths & Spine Centre is closed for the time being.
Our receptionists are still on duty Monday to Saturday, and we are always happy to hear from you if you have any queries or would like to book in for a FREE 15-minute telephone consultation. Please give us a call or drop us an email, and one of our expert team will contact you to help. We are contacting all our current patients personally to cancel your appointments, and we hope to be able to rearrange these before too long. If you are visiting our website for the first time, please have a look at the fantastic treatments that we offer for your aches and pains, slipped or bulging discs and sciatica. We look forward to being of service to you again soon.
We know how back pain can consume your life and stop you doing simple everyday tasks and enjoying time with family and friends. It can be emotionally draining if it persists for weeks, months or even years.
You may be taking painkillers regularly and you may have tried other treatments without success – including spinal injections. The good news is: you’ve finally found us...and we’ll do our very best to help you.
As a specialist disc clinic, we see more back pain patients and more conditions than you could ever imagine. We treat sufferers in clinic every day and happily we get them moving again, free from painkillers and back to their usual routine.
Some patients suffer ‘acute’ symptoms – pain and/or an obstruction in movement which has appeared recently. Other patients come to see us with ‘chronic’ (long-term) conditions; very commonly, herniated, prolapsed or ‘slipped’ discs.
Whatever your back condition, our aim is to:
The pain and immobility from a back condition can be debilitating, however serious the problem. You may find it prevents you from going about your usual routine. It may be:
Many back pain issues are caused by our own bad habits which if left unchecked can turn onto more serious issues.
Back pain is often triggered by everyday activities such as:
Other causes include muscle strain, trauma (such as whiplash) and sports injuries. Most back pain is described as non-specific, which means it’s caused by structures in the back rather than by rare conditions like cancer or a fracture.
When you come to see us, we’ll listen to you, find the root cause of your pain and explain in simple terms how we can help.
During your first visit, we’ll take a history of your symptoms, review any MRI scans and carry out a set of physical tests to find out how your pain affects you.
We treat a range of back conditions from short-term niggles to more complex spinal conditions. We use a variety of non-invasive techniques, including hands-on massage and mobilisation combined with exercise. For long-term sufferers who need more than manual therapy, we offer the latest technology in spinal mobilisation: IDD Therapy disc treatment.
IDD Therapy uses gentle pulling forces to draw apart specific spinal segments where discs are damaged, removing pressure and irritation from any trapped nerves.
Patients receive a structured programme of regular sessions, progressively relieving pain and improving mobility for the long term. Such is its effectiveness, we’ve helped many patients avoid spinal surgery with IDD Therapy. Patients find the sessions relaxing too!
My life came to a standstill with agonising back pain... but now I'm back to health after IDD Therapy
Property Investor, Jane Kent had never had a back problem before, but last year her life was suddenly put on hold by debilitating pain and immobility.
Non-invasive treatment solves Paul's back pain agony...
Paul Bowman has always lived an active life. A regular in his local gym, he runs his own construction business, and loves the physical side of the job. "Occasional aches and pains go with the territory," Paul explains, "but gradually as I got older, low back pain started to become a real problem, and about three years ago I was referred for an MRI scan on my back."
Playing golf was no fun with agonising sciatica...
Keen golfer Bill Langan struggled with back pain and sciatica for six years, all the while refusing to give up his beloved sport. But eventually the pain and immobility began to affect his enjoyment of the game and he worried that soon he may not be able to play at all.