Back Pain Specialist London
At our clinic in Cavendish Square, Central London, we pride ourselves on undertaking the most specialist examination & diagnostic processes to uncover the real causes of back pain. Once both the practitioner & the patient understand exactly what’s going on, we can begin treatment to provide a lasting solution for back pain.
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What Is A Normal Spine?
Believe it or not, your spine has a specific alignment. For all human beings, there should be curves in the main, mobile part of the spine. An arch in the neck and low back (backward bend), and a curve in the middle back (forward bend). Much like the structure of the walls in your house or legs on your table, there is a specific, optimal position, your spinal curves should be in. This position is, and should be, measured.
“It’s normal for your age, just wear & tear”.
Patients hear this all the time, it’s dismissive & doesn’t help your back pain.
Unfortunately you cannot get a clear picture without seeing the spine itself. The only way to be specific and accurate is with imaging. For our patients, we undertake a detailed analysis of their spinal alignment. These curves in the neck & back allow your spine to absorb shock, like suspension on a car. If the curves are wrong, absent, or worse, reversed, your spine cannot absorb shock normally. This is when you see particular joints in the back degenerating and becoming damaged, this is called “wear and tear”.At The Mayfair Clinic, we hear this from patients all the time and it is not fair at all on the patient. What’s worse is if your practitioner is not aware of this and decides to just rub your muscles, to little effect, or tell you to do exercises (frequently the wrong ones, because they don’t have a detailed understanding of the spine).
All our patients benefit from our specialist spinal knowledge, and we work with a prestigious local clinic for our spinal imaging to ensure our patients get the best & most specialist care, and ultimately, the best results.
What Is The Right Kind Of Spine Imaging?
The best imaging option for chronic back pain.
When back pain is chronic, patients have usually been for imaging, however, unlike many osteopaths & physiotherapists, we do not choose MRI scans. The reason for this is very simple, MRI scans are done lying down, providing no useable information on the spines ability to deal with gravity. With the majority of back pain, the main pain occurs when the spine is compressed i.e. when standing, sitting, or some other load-bearing position.
Incidentally, most patients in this same category manage better lying down, reigniting pain as soon as they try to get up again. We know this is the case, which means something must be changing in the two positions, something that invariably relates to the underlying cause of the problem, something we can treat.
What We Treat
Conditions that affect the spine
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Treatments that make up “The Mayfair Method“
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Could You Benefit From This Specialist Approach To Neck & Back Pain?
In the clinic we see patients who have seen “everybody”, suffering from neck or back pain for months, years and even longer. These patients have often had MRI’s or been told it’s just a muscle, or it’s a slipped disc, and they need to just let it recover in time, or manage the pain with medication.
Specialist Examination Of Your Spine
To fully understand any problem, seeing is believing. Although specialist orthopaedic testing of the spinal joints, ligaments & muscles helps understand approximately where the pain is, it does not go far enough to revealing the true reasons for the back pain.
At The Mayfair Clinic, we combine these two, to great effect. Testing the patient first. Then where clinically appropriate, looking directly at the spine through the use of digital imaging for a sharp, high resolution image of the patients unique spinal alignment.
We then go into great detail to understand how the patient’s curves are & how mis-alignments, where significant, are contributing to the problem.
From this informed position we can then create the best strategy for your recovery!
The Mayfair Method is our unique integrated treatment approach learn more about it below.
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What People Says About Us.
This is Michelle not Lynn. The treatment I’ve had at the Mayfair clinic has been wonderful. I was in constant pain hbefore and constantly taking painkillers, but now I go days without taking any painkillers at all, and then only one or two. I can lift my grandchildren, play on the floor with them, walk for hours and my sciatica scarcely impacts on my everyday life any more.
Thanks to all staff Mayfair clinic for hard wark. Since I started treatment with Mayfair clinic it is massive progress, us HGV DRIVER i was struggling in my daily life before get Mayfair clinic. With hard wark of those guys Michael and his team, I couldn't ask for better service. Thanks alot.
I've been struggling with back issues for 10 years and I've seen dozen of specialists, the Mayfair team was by far the most professional and effective, their treatment is very different that what you usually get and they do care about the patients deeply. Highly recommended!
The Mayfair Method
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0203 947 32 22
4 Cavendish Square, London, W1g 0Pg