Here at Riverside Chiropractic Clinic everything we do is underpinned by our belief that accurate diagnosis is vital for successful treatment. Hence we go to great lengths to ensure that, before we start treatment, we know the exact nature of your problem.

Once your problem has been fully evaluated and your treatment options have been explained to you we can focus on the all important job of getting you better.

We treat a vast array of skeletal complaints and pain syndromes. The list below elaborates on some of the more common problems we see. If you have a problem that you don't see listed below you are most welcome to call us on 021 455 1747 and we can discuss any specific concerns or issues you may have.


Having successfully treated many thousands of patients with Sciatica over the past years we have now established a specialist Sciatica clinic within our practice. The Riverside Chiropractic Clinic specialises in the diagnosis and non surgical management of this debilitating pain syndrome.

Once pain relief is achieved, a strong emphasis is placed on the prevention of recurrence of the condition through specific rehab exercises and lifestyle advice.

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Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common health complaints, and is experienced by people of all ages. Research shows that over 80% of people will experience back pain at some stage during their lives, with over a third of people in the developed world having pain on an ongoing basis. Back pain is also one of the most common reasons for people to miss work or need medical attention.

Luckily the majority of back pain cases can be successfully treated, but as with all health issues, careful diagnosis is necessary to establish the exact cause of the problem before treatment can begin.

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Neck & Shoulder Pain

During a visit to Riverside clinic, we will take a thorough case history and carefully examine your neck to diagnose what is causing your neck pain. This will involve a range of orthopaedic and neurological tests. Sometimes an X-ray or MRI will be required to fully diagnose the issue. Your problem may involve the neck bones ('cervical vertebrae'), intervertebral discs, muscles, nerves, ligaments and tendons.

Neck problems can result in a variety of symptoms, and can also be experienced as

  • tension headaches
  • migraine
  • torticollis ('wry neck')
  • pins and needles
  • trapped or pinched nerves
  • weakness of shoulder/arm muscles
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Hip Pain

Hip pain is especially common as we get older but it is often misdiagnosed. Careful examination is necessary to rule out causes other than an actual hip problem - for example a pinched nerve in the spine or a pelvic misalignment can cause pain in the hip area.

For patients with hip problems the symptoms will include pain, usually in the groin area, stiffness, clicking when walking, buttock pain, or the feeling that one leg is shorter than the other.

The most common cause of hip pain is Osteoarthritis. Torn cartilage around the hip socket (labrum tear) can cause a lot of hip pain in younger patients, especially common in athletes.

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Chiropractor treatments can provide natural pain relief from arthritis. While there is no 'cure' for arthritis, its symptoms can be effectively reduced, and Chiropractic also offers a drug-free approach.

Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a wear and tear process which causes progressive joint damage and can result in joint pain, stiffness and eventually disability. It can be caused by direct trauma to the joint involved or can gradually build up over years due to poorly functioning joints.

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Sports Injuries

As chirporactors we know that exercise is essential for the body. We need plenty of movement every day to keep all of the body systems working, otherwise they start to shut down. This rule applies for the skeletal system, which will progressively seize up if we don't move enough, and also to the other body systems including the cardio-vascular system. Even your brain function may becomes impaired if you don't move enough!

Ironically excessive movement also leads to difficulty and this often occurs in sports! Due to the explosive nature of most ball sports, where we have to sprint after a ball or another player, its very common to pull muscles and tendons.

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Foot & Ankle Pain

Like all major load-bearing joints, the smaller joints of the ankle and foot can become very painful and considering the average person takes over 1 million steps each year they are particularly prone to wear and tear.

Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 tendons and 107 ligaments so there's a lot that can go wrong! Careful examination is needed to determine the exact cause of foot pain and the most effective treatment options.

At Riverside Chiropractic Clinic Cork, we use Gaitscan technology to analyse specific foot problems that will respond to the use of orthotics - a prescription insole that is built according to a scan of your foot and your gait. Custom Foot Orthotics are designed to alleviate foot pain and help correct your walking gait.

Chiropractic Clinic, Cork

Riverside Chiropractic Clinic was established in 1996 and over the past 26 years we have successfully treated over 20,000 patients. Our aim is to help you achieve pain relief quickly and permanently, so you can get on with your life.

Through thorough examination we can get to the root cause of your problem and deliver an accurate and effective treatment. Contact us to find out more.

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