Chiropractor

Truro

Cornwall

Michael Gillingham

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC

        Book an appointment:

01872 264040

6 Ferris Town, Truro

TR1 3JG

                  GCC Registered    |    Royal College of Chiropractors’ Member    |    BCA Member

 
Neck Pain

Neck pain may result from abnormalities in the soft 
tissues, the muscles, ligaments, and nerves, as well 
as in bones and joints of the spine.Neck_pain.html
Chronic Low Back Pain

Low back pain is considered to be chronic if it has 
been present for greater than three months. Chronic 
low back pain may originate from an injury, disease 
or stresses on different structures of the body.
Chronic_low_back_pain.html
Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the 
spine to one side, when looking at the spine 
from the front or the rear.Scoliosis.html
Whiplash

Whiplash is a collective term used to describe the
injuries to the neck.This condition often results from an automobile collision, which suddenly forces the head and neck
to whip back and forth (hyperflexion / hyperextension).Whiplash.html
Intervertebral Disc

A disc herniation occurs when the wall of the 
disc or annulus develops a tear or weakness 
and disc material comprising nucleus and 
annulus is pushed out through the weakening in the outer annulus.Intervertebral_disc.html
Sacroiliac joint

Sacroiliac joint pain may be caused by 
chronic inflammatory or degenerative 
changes (e.g. ankylosing spondylitis, 
osteoarthritis) or by trauma (e.g. activity / sport related).Sacroiliac_joint.html
Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is a condition caused by the narrowing 
of the spinal canal causing the nerves to be pinched – 
leading to persistent pain in the buttocks, limping, lack 
of feeling in the lower extremities and decreased ability to walk.
Spinal_Stenosis.html
Acute Low Back Pain

Acute low back pain (LBP) is defined as low back pain 
present for up to six weeks. It may be experienced as 
aching, burning, stabbing, sharp or dull, well-defined, 
or vague.Acute_low_back_pain.html

LOW BACK SECTION

Facet joint

Facet Joint Syndrome occurs when the facet joints 
become stressed and damaged. This damage can occur 
from everyday wear and tear, injury to the back or neck 
or because of degeneration of an intervertebral disc.
Facet_joint_pain.html

NECK SECTION

Sciatic nerve

Sciatica is pain within the pathway and 
distribution of the sciatic nerve. Pain that occurs
within the sciatic nerve is most frequently due 
to compression of the nerve within the spinal canal.Sciatica.html
Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a forward slip of one 
vertebra relative to another. It can be congenital
(present at birth) or develop in adolescence or 
childhood.Spondylolisthesis.html
Myofascial Trigger points

An Myofascial Trigger point (MTrP) is a hyper 
irritable locus within a taut band of skeletal muscle. 
(Travell & Simons 1983)Myofascial_Pain.html

    Learn about common musculoskeletal conditions:

Musculoskeletal Pain



Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects the muscles, ligaments and tendons, and bones. The causes of musculoskeletal pain are varied.


Muscle tissue can be damaged with the wear and tear of daily activities. Trauma to an area (jerking movements, car accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, and direct blows to the muscle) also can cause musculoskeletal pain. Other causes of pain include postural strain, repetitive movements, overuse, and prolonged immobilisation.


Changes in posture or poor body mechanics may bring about spinal alignment problems and muscle shortening, therefore causing other muscles to be misused and become painful.


Below you can find more information about the common sources of neuromusculoskeletal pain in the back and neck.


For a list of musculoskeletal conditions whereby chiropractic treatment has been proven, through research, to be effective at treating, see ‘Conditions suitable for treatment’ on the ‘What is Chiropractic’ page.

Facet joint

Facet Joint Syndrome occurs when the facet joints 
become stressed and damaged. This damage can occur 
from everyday wear and tear, injury to the back or neck 
or because of degeneration of an intervertebral disc.
Facet_joint_pain.html
Myofascial Trigger points

An Myofascial Trigger point (MTrP) is a hyper 
irritable locus within a taut band of skeletal muscle. 
(Travell & Simons 1983)Myofascial_Pain.html
Intervertebral Disc

A disc herniation occurs when the wall of the 
disc or annulus develops a tear or weakness 
and disc material comprising nucleus and 
annulus is pushed out through the weakening in the outer annulus.Intervertebral_disc.html
Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is a condition caused by the narrowing 
of the spinal canal causing the nerves to be pinched – 
leading to persistent pain in the buttocks, limping, lack 
of feeling in the lower extremities and decreased ability to walk.
Spinal_Stenosis.html