I had a long standing back injury that wouldn't improve. I tried so many different courses of treatment from osteopaths, Chinese Massage, acupuncture, Doctors, specialists, NHS Physiotherapists, all with no improvement. The consultant I visited had said I couldn't expect to improve beyond the point I had already reached and the best my doctor could offer was to put me on Anti inflammatory medication and pain killers which I had been taking for years. As I still hoped some improvement from the constant pain I was in was possible, I continued my search. A good friend strongly recommended the Shield Clinic so I made an appointment. After the 1st consultation and assessment with John, I was so impressed with his knowledge and understanding of my issue that I booked a series of treatments. Just 3 months later I no longer take the Anti-inflammatory medication and best of all my pain has dissipated to the point that I no longer take the 8x 50mg of Co-Codamol that used to take everyday just to cope with the constant pain and discomfort. I have gone from a man who's back was stiff and inflexible to now having better flexibility than that of my peers, to degree I never in my pre treatment days imagined possible. Thank you John I would without a moments hesitation recommend you and the Shield Clinic.
I'd suffered from back pain for years and just learned to put up with it. Complaining about pain just became a part of daily life! After suffering a spasm in my back over Christmas which saw me off sick for 3 weeks and barely able to move I decided this was my wake up call. I originally bought a groupon and was very sceptical about what a chiropractor could actually do help. I couldn't have been more wrong! Six months later and I now complain about back pain once in a blue moon. Treatments and simple exercises mean that pain is a thing of the past. Ryan and Elleena have been amazing, no judgements, no lectures; just support, guidance and practical answers. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner!
Patient Of John at Shield Clinic
I was suffering from lower back pain with shooting pains & numbness down the side of my right thigh. It was affecting my walking on some days, I couldn't exercise very well and it was really affecting my sleep. This, in turn, was starting to have an impact on my mental wellbeing.
I saw the £29 offer on Groupon so decided to go for it. I'm so pleased I did! John did my initial assessment and it revealed I had a slipped disc which was causing this nerve pain. The assessment also showed my posture wasn't good, and also that my right shoulder and right hip was slightly lower than the left side! I had no idea, I hadn't even noticed.
I have completed 12 sessions (alongside a bit of "homework" in the form of stretches, etc) with John over 5 months and the shooting pains & numbness has completely gone! I am no longer having to take painkillers in order to get through my working day (I am on my feet all day) or to help me get to sleep at night. My posture has also improved, and my shoulders and hips are now level again, which is brilliant!
John is brilliant - he knew exactly what was going on with my back. He is friendly, very approachable and professional. Thank you John for your help over the last 5 months!
I highly recommend Shields Clinic 🙂
Research at Sunderland NHS Trust
I am so thankful for John and the Shield Clinic. They really got me going again when I thought I was going to be stuck with back pain and strong analgesia for the rest of my life. I keep going to keep everything working properly (and keep off the painkillers, as I do not want to go back to where I was, hardly able to walk some days. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
I found the staff very professional, understanding and knew exactly the right treatment plan for myself.. I was in a lots of pain killer at the start which I did not need to be on.. I had been seen by a physio which was no help at all but only after a few visits my back is so much better and I'm on no medication now.. I also feel so much better to.. I can't thank them enough...
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