Back Pain Treatment
Is back pain slowing you down?
There is both good news and bad news.
The Bad News: Research has shown that over 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life* . This can make it difficult to exercise, play sports, or even get to the grocery store. *JMPT, 2009
The Good News: Researchers have also found that chiropractic care can not only help get you back on track after an injury but could also help prevent future episodes of low back pain from occurring. *Spine, 2011
Keeping your back healthy is much more important than just avoiding aches and pains. A stable and supported back is essential to maintaining a high quality of life.
There are a number of other traumas that might contribute to low back pain:
Lack of exercise
Prolonged lying down
Driving for long periods of time
Motor vehicle accidents
Repetitive exercise on hard surfaces
Repetitive work postures of bending and twisting
Possible Causes of Back Pain
The spine can shift out of alignment (Subluxation) from any of the above-mentioned factors/activities. Subluxation interferes with the nerves - the messages that travel from your brain to the rest of your body so that your body struggles to heal itself.
Pain can be the way your body is telling you it has subluxation / is out of alignment. Subluxations can occur in other areas of the spine too like your neck and your mid-back.
When the spine is subluxated or misaligned and remains uncorrected, spinal degeneration can occur. The discs, the spacers between vertebrae, become compressed and the spinal bones themselves deteriorate with rough edges and spurs. This degeneration then puts even more pressure on the nerves which can cause (even more) low back pain.
If spinal degeneration remains uncorrected, the pressure on the jelly-like middle of the discs can cause it to ‘herniate’ or ‘rupture’, pressing on the sensitive nerves around the spine. When the disc herniates at L4/5 it can press on the sciatic nerve causing buttock, thigh, leg or even foot pain.
A defect or fracture of one or both wing-shaped parts of a vertebra that can cause the vertebrae to slip forward over the bone below. Typically it occurs at L5 and can cause a dull, gnawing ache in your low back and aching legs especially when you stand still for a long time.
Vertebral fractures caused by osteoporosis (brittle bones)
A narrowing of the spine space around the spinal cord, typically the result of osteoarthritis/ degeneration and puts pressure on the spinal cord causing chronic low back pain.
An abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine, especially when left to degenerate, can cause chronic back pain and disability.
Should I see a Chiropractor?
Sometimes, no matter what you do to try and help yourself the problem just won’t go away on its own.
This is where a chiropractor can come in.
It's been shown that:
Adjustments are more effective at reducing pain than many commonly prescribed medications;
Adjustments provide more patients with relief than spinal injections;
Patients have just as much relief with chiropractic adjustments as they do with surgery. *JMPT, 2013
With combined evidence and a patient-based approach, we will work with your body to help you get your life back.
Dr Janine Adams Chiropractor, House of Chiropractic
Your First Chiropractic Visit
We will be there to welcome you as soon as you open the door. During your first visit to House of Chiropractic, our Chiropractor will listen to you to find out what is wrong.
If they think you may be out of alignment a thorough examination will be recommended. This will include digital postural analysis. It may be necessary to have some x-rays taken of your spine.
This is simple and we will explain the steps involved if this is recommended to you.
Please allow around 30 - 45 minutes for this first visit.
If we think Chiropractic Care can help you and we have all the necessary information, you may have your first spinal correction ('adjustment') at this visit.
This is completely different for everyone. We use a range of techniques depending on what is best suited for you and your health concerns.
We'd Love to Hear from You!
Truly we would.
Our Chiropractic House is warm and welcoming and waiting for you. One of our crew will chat with you as soon as possible.
Simply click on the button below to book your Back Pain Chiropractic Consultation online, or fill in the contact form below to get in touch.
We'll be happy to answer all questions you may have!
444 David Street, Albury. NSW 2640
Monday: 9 am - 11:45 am, 2 - 6 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 11:45 am, 2 - 6 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 7:30 - 11:45 am, 2 - 6 pm
Friday: 7:30 - 11 am