CHIROPRACTIC CONDITIONS

Back Pain &
Lower Back Pain

Physical discomfort occurring anywhere on the spine or back, ranging from mild to disabling.

Do you suffer from Back or Lower Back Pain?

Around 70-90% of Australians will experience some form of back or lower back pain during their lives.

With such a high incidence among the population, understanding the causes of lower back pain can lead you to making the best choice of care and management of your spine.

Your back is vital to your movement and overall health, we may be able to help you maintain a healthy back through targeted treatment and pain relief.

Causes of Back Pain

Back and lower back pain can be caused by a range of influences. Symptoms including inflammation, tension, swelling or irritation of the muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, or bones can be caused by:

  • Injuries – such a sports, work or impact related.
  • Strains – awkward bending, over stretching, shifting heavy objects, or maintaining poor posture for extended periods.
  • Stress – increased tension and reduced functioning.
  • Medical conditions – such as arthritis or osteoporosis.

Sometimes, it "shoots" down the Thighs and Legs

This phenomenon is known as sciatica. It feels like a tingling/radiating/pins and needles kind of pain that goes down from the lower back into the front or the back of the thigh, sometimes even reaching down as far as the ankle. The pain might be worse if you try to reach down for something or when you raise your hips.

In most cases, it it most likely due to a pinched nerve in the lower back.

What happens if you don't seek Treament?

When abnormal joint movement of the spine and pelvis is left untreated there are wider consequences for the body due to the nerve irritation.

  • Symptoms can become more painful.
  • The pain may begin to refer
  • You may begin to get pins and needles or numbness down the leg or in the feet.
  • It may impact activities of your daily life.
  • It may interfere with your sleeping and quality of sleep.
  • It will cause uneven stress on your lumbar discs that leads to more serious conditions of the disc i.e. disc prolapse, “disc bulge”
  • The longer a condition is left untreated the more complicated it can become and be more difficult and take more time to correct. This can lead to a strain on time and finances.

How Precisely Chiropractic can help you

Back and lower back pain can be chronic and disabling and are characterised by moderate to severe pain, stiffness, restricted movement and affected posture.

At Precisely Chiropractic, we’re experienced in treating back pain. The goal of treatment is to assist you to return normal function to the joints of the spine. This may help the nerves perform optimally and may allow your natural range of movement and functionality to return.

We will take a comprehensive history to determine where to look for your problem. Then, we will do a thorough examination to specifically locate the exact spinal or pelvic joint that’s causing that problem. In some cases, we utilise full spine x-rays to determine why you have developed it and work out the best way of correction.

Once we have determined what the cause of your problem is, we will correct it by using a very specific and comfortable hands on adjustment which is aimed at restoring function of the spine. This adjustment also stimulates brain and central nervous system function, which helps lead to better control of the spine and body.

Do you suffer from back pain? Book an appointment with Precisely Chiropractic today.