Back Pain

About Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions the general public suffer from, with approximately 80% of the population experiencing some form of lower back pain in their lifetime. Our chiropractors at the Newport clinic treat and help a large number of these patients every day.

There are numerous reasons why an injury to the lower back can occur, for example: damage to the surrounding joints, muscles, ligaments, discs or nerves. Sometimes simple movements such as bending over to put your socks on can trigger low back pain. However, it is usually a build-up of multiple factors which cause general ‘wear and tear’ to the spine. These factors include poor posture, psychological stress and weakened core muscles.

Here at Ridgeway Chiropractic Clinic in Newport we deal with many patients who suffer from acute and chronic low back pain. The Royal College of General Practitioners and The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) have provided guidelines recommending chiropractic treatment as an effective treatment method for dealing with low back pain.


Here at Ridgeway Chiropractic Clinic in Newport we are privileged to treat a number of pregnant mums-to-be.
As it is estimated that fifty percent of all pregnant women experience back pain during their pregnancy this forms the majority of our consultations. During pregnancy, the ligaments in your body naturally become softer and stretch to prepare you for labour. This can put a strain on the joints especially of your lower back and pelvis, which can cause backache. 

In addition to low back pain, other common reasons for consultation include:

– pelvic pain
– neck pain
– leg pain
– chest pain

Our chiropractic treatment is very gentle and our chiropractors use specific techniques to help and alleviate pain and discomfort as well as encouraging an easier delivery.
Our aim is to provide a high level of care throughout your pregnancy to ensure your comfort and safety, and we offer aftercare once your baby has arrived.