What Do We Treat?

In addition to successfully treating back and neck pain. We reduce pain, restore function and prevent re-injury in many conditions that involve the muscles, joints and nerves of the body. We regularly treat back pain, neck pain and leg pain; as well as shoulder, hip, knee and foot disorders. We may also be able to help to relieve the pain from minor sports injuries,  headaches that arise from the neck, inability to relax, migraine prevention, cramp and general aches and pains even if you don’t know why you have them. Lots of joints and muscles are connected and often just because you have pain in one area, the actual cause of the pain is coming from somewhere else. Headaches that arise because you have a problem in one of the joints in your neck for example.


I decided to see a chiropractor when I was told that I probably had sciatica and a chiropractor can help. My back problem was explained to me so I really understood what was happening and I was able to get back to work sooner than what I would have otherwise.


David, Bournemouth, 33


Leg Pain

A nerve irritation from the lower lumbar spine and/or muscular irritation can produce buttock pain, leg pain, tingling/numbness or weakness. We will find out why you have it and help to relieve the pain. Sometimes called sciatica, leg pain can be very debilitating. Sciatica is actually irritation of the sciatic nerve, which supplies a specific area of the leg – the muscles down the back of the leg and into the little toe of your foot.. There are other nerves in the leg that, if irritated can give pain in other parts of the leg. We need to examine you to ascertain if it is nerve pain or muscular referred pain and where it is coming from, before we start to treat you.

Muscle Spasms

When you irritate a joint or the tissues around a joint, particularly in your back, your muscles can go into a spasm to try to stop the area from moving and further irritating the problem. Spasms can be very painful. If you call the clinic we will give you the best advice to help you to cope with the spasms while they are occurring depending on your problem.

Arthritic pain

Osteoarthritis is usually considered a normal part of the ageing process. A great deal of the pain of osteoarthritis originates from the structures around the joints. We aim to maximize your movement,correct faulty movement patterns and help to relieve and control the discomfort. We cannot alter any degenerative changes that have already taken place, but we can improve your movement patterns and give you exercises to improve the strength of the muscles around the joint affected and this can significantly help you to cope.


Whether a sports injury, arthritic or other knee problem. We can administer the correct soft-tissue and joint therapies to get you back on track. We’ll also look at your knee function in relation to your feet, ankles, hips and back to ensure you get the corrective exercises you need to keep your knee’s functioning in to the future.


Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat the root cause of your pain. We can also refer you for cutting edge diagnostic muscuolskeletal ultrasound if required. We will also look at the mechanics which can be improved with stretching, strengthening and maybe even advising you to wear orthotics because the way the feet transmit forces to your knees and hips makes this area very significant, particularly in athletes. We can often help the pain of plantar fasciitis – pain under your foot.

Recurrent problems that just keep coming back

There must be a reason. We need to look at how you do what you do to see if we can help. If you have had pain in a joint for a lot of years, then it is likely to recur, whether you are treated or not, but often treatment and our advice can help to make any recurrences less frequent.

We offer a rehabilitation scheme whereby you are taught specific exercises and then perform them at home or the gym. If you require more supervision we can put you in touch with the right people.

We firmly believe that no one should suffer in silence. If your worried about affordability don’t be. We will structure a plan of action that you can afford. If you would like a member of our team to call you back to discuss your particular problem before you make an appointment, please do call us.

Neck pain

Neck pain can be really debilitating. We can effectively treat a range of problems ranging from suddenly being unable to turn your head without pain, to shoulder discomfort. Neck problems can refer pain to the shoulder blade, arm or hands, as well as leading to recurring headaches that can last for days. Damage to the neck, such as whiplash injuries, can cause a large array of symptoms ranging from dizzyness and headaches to jaw pain. You may be one of many people who are developing poor posture and neck mechanics from long days at a desk. We can advise you how to reverse this trend.

Headaches and Migraine

Headaches can emanate from muscles, joints or perhaps even the spinal cord itself – a thorough examination will help us decide if chiropractic treatment can help you. Often treatment can serve to prevent migraines.

Elbow Pain and Tennis Elbow

Elbow pain is often as a result of musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck. You will be examined to see where the elbow pain is coming from. If it is aggravated by your neck or mid back, we will treat that area and we will give you exercises to try to stop the area from functioning incorrectly and so giving you elbow pain.

Arm Pain

You can develop arm pain, tingling, numbness or weakness if you have irritation of the nerves in your neck or upper back. Treatment to the area that is causing your arm pain can be very effective in relieving arm pain.


The shoulder is a complex joint (the most mobile in the body). Injuries to the rotator cuff, joint itself or conditions such as frozen shoulder require the right mixture of treatment and expert rehabilitation to restore function and reduce the risk of re-injury. Shoulder problems can also be related to the surrounding joints such as the neck or elbow. We’ll help you restore your shoulder so it can last for years to come.

Sports injuries

Sports injuries are very diverse. If you have a minor injury that is preventing you from playing your sport, come to see us. If you want to return to that sport but minimize the risk of re-injury we can help you get out of pain, rehabilitate and try to get your body functioning better to try to avoid reinjury.

Repetitive strain injury

These injuries are a battle between what treatments can achieve and what you do every day. You need the correct treatment approach and advice which may allow you to escape more invasive measures.

Charminster clinic wins three best rated award for 2017Charminster Chiropractic Clinic in BournemouthOur Experience Counts: 28 Years in Bournemouth

Serving the people of Charminster and surrounding areas of Bournemouth, Dorset

We treat the cause, not just the pain