Back Pain Relief
Research over the past 20 years has consistently shown chiropractic treatment, without the use of drugs or surgery, to be up to twice as effective as medicine and physiotherapy for back pain relief.
85% of people suffer back pain at some stage in their life. Injury may occur from acute trauma such as a car accident or a fall. In many instances, it is the result of months or years of accumulated stress from poor posture, overuse of technology, or lack of fitness and flexibility.
A spinal problem is commonly blamed on muscles, however more often it irritates the nerves. Therefore, pain, numbness, pins and needles or weakness may be felt anywhere in the body, eg legs. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office.
Until recently, researchers believed that back pain would heal on its own. We have learned, however, that this is not true. Recent studies showed that when back pain is not treated, it may go away temporarily, but will most likely return. It is important to take low back pain seriously and seek professional care.
Back Pain Treatment
Our Sydney Chiropractor will take a history of your complaint and then perform a thorough examination to assess your condition in order to provide lower back pain relief.
If Chiropractic treatment is considered appropriate, an individually tailored treatment program will be provided. It may include:
- soft tissue massage
- stretches and joint mobilisation
- anti-inflammatory advice
- exercises to improve strength, flexibility, balance and rehabilitation
- bio-mechanical correction of spinal and pelvic joints
- custom orthotics and footwear advice
- return to activity plan
- posture correction and spinal care
How to Prevent Back Pain
Prevention is the key to decreasing the stress on your spine which leads to back pain. .
POSTURE: Keep balance with the body relaxed when standing, sitting, lying or walking. While working change positions regularly. Take regular stretch breaks and ensure that your work area suits your needs.
EXERCISE: Regular exercise that you enjoy is essential for flexibility and strength.
LIFTING: Use your legs to lift. Keep your back straight with the weight close to your body and have your feet well apart. Do not twist when lifting.
MAINTAIN OPTIMAL BODY WEIGHT: Being overweight increases strain on your spine and changes your centre of gravity, therefore your body works more inefficiently.
SLEEPING: Use a good quality and supportive mattress and pillow. Change your pillow yearly. Try to avoid sleeping on your stomach.
“Studies show that Chiropractic care is safe and effective for spine related management.”
Call now, and start to get rid of your pain or stiffness.
Chiropractor Sydney CBD 02 9262 6566
Chiropractor Inner West 02 9550 9480