After almost 12 months of lower back pain and seeing a physiotherapist with very little results I was beginning to feel that this would be an ongoing issue that I will just have to deal with. However after being recommended to see a chiropractor I got in touch with Goddard Chiropractic and WOW, what a difference, and even after only a few visits did I start noticing the benefits. I am now completely pain free and have been for months.
The plan that was set up along with the exercises has worked wonders and I cannot thank them enough.
I highly recommend to anyone struggling with lower back pain.
Thank you William and Olivia.
I woke up one morning feeling like I had a trapped nerve in my shoulder, maybe I had slept a bit funny. I made a short train journey that day which was uncomfortable. I couldn’t find a position to sit or stand in, where my shoulder didn’t hurt.
Over the next week or 2, I tried a sports massage to relieve the pain but nothing happened. I struggled to sleep as every position was uncomfortable. Sitting was no better. The masseuse suggested I look to Chiropractic treatment. I was tired and uncomfortable but made an appointment. On the appointment, I had an Xray which showed wear and tear on the disc between my C5 & C6 vertebrae as well as a curve in my spine.
I started with 3 sessions a week for 3 weeks by the end of which, I could sleep a little better and I was able to sit and move with more ease.
When the pain first started I lost all strength in my right arm. I had been going to the gym, flipping 160kg tyres, doing chin ups and dead lifts but suddenly I didn’t even have strength to push open the fire doors at work.
I had a break from the gym for several months but I have gone back to it now and although I’m not working with as much weight as before, the strength has returned to my arm, or at least the nerves have reconnected to remind the muscles what they can do. I am almost back up t full strength.
I can sleep on both sides again rather than being limited to my back and my body is no longer in pain like it was before. Chiropractic treatment did not rely on pills or medications. If I had gone to my GP I would have probably still be waiting for treatment. I felt an improvement within a few sessions, the tingling down my arm reduced although it has taken several months to feel completely normal again, it’s quicker than any other treatment is likely to have been.
I think I will now always look to have appointments with a Chiropractor even just for maintenance as it not only identified the problem but relieved it and I have exercises to help keep my spine fit and healthy.
William Goddard listened to my problem and has wanted to resolve it. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Having suffered from regular periods of lower back pain for many years (decades) and having tried various painkillers (tablets/sprays/creams), several courses of (expensing) physiotherapy and simply trying to ‘tough it out’, it was suggested that I see a chiropractor.
I visited the Goddard Chiropractic team in January 2018 and was made to feel welcome and at ease by Olivia and William.
The initial assessment was fairly quick yet thorough and led to a recommendation of a course of treatment. This was a series of appointments - initially a couple of times a week to allow William to manipulate my back (and neck) to get me ‘physically’ aligned; the frequency reducing to now, once every 5-6 weeks - The latter visits included a series of exercises and now are merely check-ups with a few quick manipulations to make sure everything is aligned and ok.
Throughout, William has been informative and ensured I knew what he was doing - and why!
The treatments have been painless with only a little soreness after the first couple (as my body got used to being in a better way).
Previously I would have had another episode in the last 5 months but nothing! I just wish I had done this sooner. The lack of pain (as well as better sleeping) is wonderful.
When I first attended Goddard Chiropractic, I was in pain in my right hip and in pain in lower back through both buttocks and both hamstrings. I was unable to even jog and had to stop walking more than 100 yards due to pain in hip. After an intensive course of treatment I noticed an improvement and the pain lessened.
Now after further treatment I am back running as a football Referee with no after effects. This has improved my life as I am able to run around with my Grandchildren.
The staff at the Practice have always been very helpful and I would recommend if in back or other pain, a visit would be very worthwhile.
Erroneous medical advice when I was 11, led to a life-time of falls - usually 3 or more per year; then a car-crash whiplash in the 80's all combined to make most sports & even "nice walks" risky, & painfully less than healthy. I am tall. (Even swimming, I kept getting chest infections)
Since Mr Goddard's therapy, where I discovered that my fibromyalgia does have a cause(!!) & practising those exercises, pain management has been exceptional, reducing the drugs required for osteoarthritis & the decades of falls-damage.
His treatments have been the best investment I've ever made!
A long standing back problem, worsening with age, made my life very difficult. Conventional medicine only suggested painkillers and perhaps physio but my GP does not have time to spend exploring other options.
From the outset Will Goddard treated me as an intelligent being, explained everything in a sympathetic and professional manner and provided me with hope for some improvement long term, with exercise and manipulation. A bleak future now does not seem so bleak and together, we can work out an individual plan for continual revision and remedial treatments.
Will’s staff are delightful, as he is himself, so each visit is anticipated with less anxiety and more optimism. Thank you!