Back pain is a significant problem in our society, it's estimated that up to 80% of the adult population will experience an episode of back pain at least once.
Back pain is responsible for significant amounts of disability and time off work and is a considerable cost, not only to the individual suffering the pain but to the community in general.
Most causes of back pain are musculoskeletal in origin, and it's estimated that around 25% of Australians will be suffering from some degree of back pain on any given day. The most common causes are muscular strains, ligament sprains or general joint dysfunction leading to inflammation and discomfort.
Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to a faster recovery and minimisation of recurrence.
As common as the phrase is, it is now understood that there is no such thing as a bone in your back being “out of place”.
At the core of our treatment for back pain is an understanding that usually back pain is not the result of just one identifiable thing.
Rather there is an interplay between muscles, joints ligaments, discs and the nervous system connected to them all. The nature of one is likely to have some influence on the others.
When we treat you for your back pain we will not merely focus on the chiropractic treatment of a joint which is painful, we'll also assess the surrounding soft tissues as well. This is why in our treatment you receive heat and massage before any other sort of chiropractic work is given. It's our belief that when you're relaxed before your treatment, better results are achieved.