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 treat lots of sufferers in clinic every week, those with short-term niggles to more complex issues. We understand how neck pain can take over your life and how it can affect you emotionally as well as restricting you physically.
You may have tried other manual treatments - or even spinal injections - without success. Happily, you’ve come to the right place now: as a specialist disc clinic, our experienced team will do their best to get you moving again, free from painkillers and back to your usual routine.
Some of our patients suffer ‘acute’ symptoms – pain, stiffness 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 condition, our aim is to:
The pain and immobility from a neck condition can be debilitating. You may find that it prevents you from going about your usual routine. In addition to tense, sore or hard neck muscles, your condition may be:
Apart from whiplash or sports injuries, a stiff or painful neck can appear for no obvious reason - such as sitting in a draught or twisting awkwardly. However, many neck pain issues are caused by our own bad habits - which can be managed in the long term with small lifestyle changes.
Neck pain is often triggered by everyday activities such as:
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 assess your neck and head joint movement and muscle tension.
We use a variety of non-invasive techniques, including hands-on manipulation and mobilisation, combined with cranial osteopathy to rebalance the spine and cranium. 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 safe and gentle pulling forces to draw apart specific spinal segments where the cervical discs are damaged, removing pressure and irritation from any trapped nerves.
Patients have a series of regular IDD treatments which progressively improves their pain and mobility and importantly, it helps many to avoid invasive procedures – surgery in some cases.