The Mayfair Method

A unique treatment that combines 4 specialist non-invasive technologies to effectively treat causes of neck & back pain.

At The Mayfair Clinic, we treat a variety of conditions that can cause neck or back pain, as well as many other symptoms. Thanks to our state of the art technology we are able to treat these conditions in multiple ways to achieve success for our patients. You’ll notice that most of these conditions are fundamental problems with the spine, resulting in neck or back pain, as well as pain down into the limbs.

The Mayfair Clinic is a specialist spine clinic, our practice method, “The Mayfair Method” was specifically developed to treat these conditions effectively, we are not a sports clinic, children’s clinic or any other general clinic, we know our expertise and we have arguably the best non-invasive approach to these conditions.

If you are suffering from pain caused by any of the below, there is an extremely good chance we can help you. The best way to find out for sure is to contact us today, either by phone or email.

Neck Pain

Neck pain can really affect your quality of life in a bad way, and this is because it normally starts out more as stiffness than pain. Fortunately, at The Mayfair Clinic, we have the best in treatment technology to ensure we have the most well-rounded approach to treatment available.

So whether it is arthritic change, or bulging disc, or even a trapped nerve, we will find the right treatment to get you back to doing what you love in no time!

Back Pain

Back pain is one of the greatest causes of disability of our time. Left unchecked chronic back pain has been known to be associated with a serious drop in quality of life and even progression to conditions like depression.

Thankfully when approached with the right treatment, back pain doesn’t need to hold you back. We have fantastic treatments to combat a variety of causes of back pain with great success.


Understanding the cause of sciatica is vital to successful treatment. Because of this, treatment of sciatica will likely vary from person to person. The most common mistake is treating sciatica as “piriformis syndrome” & not educating the patient as to the real cause of sciatica.

Treatment will initially focus on reducing the sciatic pain, which could be because of a disc injury or other spinal problem. Firstly eliminating excessive inflammation helps reduces pain. Sciatica is often misunderstood and quite often you will be doing things which will be making the problem worse. With the right guidance, advice & treatment, a lasting recovery is possible.

Herniated Disc

Often incredibly painful and disc herniations can be associated with pain down the leg to some degree, commonly being initially misdiagnosed as “sciatica”. In the clinic, our treatment targets the damaged disc to reduce inflammation and pain, take the pressure of the disc that’s herniated, and speed up the healing process.

Herniated discs tend to linger when there are unidentified factors that have prevented the healing process from occurring. This could be posture, activities, or a host of other things. A robust rehabilitation regime to reduce the likelihood of re-occurrence, or the condition affecting other discs will be put in place to minimise the chance of future re-occurrence.

Slipped Disc

This can also mean a bulging disc, very often because the disc is being “squashed”. They can be seen as a less severe variation on a herniated disc. Generally, there is a deeper reason as to why a particular disc has slipped. Treatment, however, tends to be very similar to herniated discs, however, the recovery process tends to be easier.

By gently helping the discs restore healthy function again, minor damage and inflammation subside and complete healing with minimal scar tissue is possible. Rehabilitation is vital to long-term recovery and to remove factors that lead to the slipped disc in the first place.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease can cause terrible pain, and all too often affects an isolated joint. Your pain will normally be passed off as “wear and tear”. This is not acceptable, and more should be done to help reduce pain than a lifetime prescription for painkillers. The reality is that Degenerative Disc Disease is the all-too-common end result of a poorly managed slipped or herniated disc. Commonly occurring at the joints at the bottom of the spine and the bottom part of the neck.

We seek to understand “why this disc?” so we can tailor our treatment and rehabilitation to eliminate the real cause of this isolated & excessive degeneration. Although we cannot reverse arthritis and bony change, we can help alleviate the pain and help heal the soft tissue damage and inflammation around the degenerative disc. In doing so, get you feeling better, faster, with no side effects!


Ranging in severity from Grade 1 to 4, spondylolisthesis’ need a careful approach to ensure safe treatment. Firstly establishing and removing daily activities that could make things worse. Secondly, looking to establish why the condition has occurred in the first place.

Fundamentally this is a break in the spine, most commonly in the lower lumbar spine. There are a group of patients which have a “pars defect” in the lower back which predisposes them to get a spondylolisthesis.

Treatment targets the soft tissues to restore the good health and strength of supporting muscles and ligaments. Combining treatment with strengthening and preventative exercise is important as well as patient education. If done correctly patients can manage this condition with a remarkably low level of pain for extended periods of time.

Trapped Nerves

Characterised by sharp local pain, trapped nerves can sometimes radiate out from the main area of pain. Sciatica is an example of a trapped nerve, the sciatic nerve. Commonly it is the nerve roots as they exit the spinal column, they get trapped or inflamed.  Quite often these are exacerbated by specific movements. You cannot trap a nerve in a muscle, a common example of this would be a sharp pain around the shoulder blade. Patients often think this is a trapped nerve where they feel the sharp pain, however, some simple examination frequently reveals the problem is a nerve being trapped or irritated in the middle of the neck.

Compared to some of the other conditons we’ve covered, trapped nerves can be considered a relatively minor condition. Treating the trapped nerve at its source is most effective, reducing any associated muscle spasm. We also work to alleviate excess inflammation that can be a result of trapped nerves. Typically these sorts of conditions will resolve with treatment quite quickly.


Whiplash doesn’t always have to leave you in a hospital or neck brace. Many patients are unaware of how much soft tissue damage can linger if they aren’t treated properly after a whiplash injury.

Quite often some of the positions that patients adopt to alleviate the pain immediately after a whiplash injury are far from helpful for long-term healing. 

We target treatment to help heal the damage and reduce the amount of pressure that can linger in the neck (and back) after a whiplash injury. In most cases, relief can be noticed immediately and when caught early, and permanent degenerative damage can be avoided.

The one challenge with treating a chronic or poorly managed whiplash is stability. Patients with instability in the neck will take longer to recover and need to work harder at home to help the process along.

Spinal Stenosis

Occurring commonly in the neck or lower back, spinal stenosis can be caused by many things. Commonly we see people with spinal stenosis caused by disc problems or arthritis. In these cases, the patient will be less tolerant of inflammatory build up around the stenosis.

Targeted treatment to address the excessive inflammation and causes of the stenosis is necessary. In some cases treatment provides lasting relief, however, in degenerative cases, an element of maintenance treatment may be the most realistic option.