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Top 5 ways to manage back pain

Back pain affects so many people at some stage in their life. The pain can be acute or chronic, and can affect quality of life.   Here are our top 5 ways to manage back pain:   🔴 See a Chiropractor. Chiropractic works to increase range of motion of joints in the back, increase strength in the back, and reduce tension and increase flexibility of back muscles. A number of studies recognise Chiropractic as an appropriate treatment method for back pain. 🟠 See a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapy aims to restore the function of poorly moving muscle joints in order to reduce muscle tension and improve muscle strength. Treatments are specific to...

Back health – How can Chiropractic Care help?

Over the last few Mondays, we have talked about the spine and issues that can affect it. Today let's discuss how a Chiropractor can help you. If you are experiencing any kind of pain or discomfort in you spine, a Chiropractor may be the perfect person to see. A Chiropractor will assess your presentation before treating you. This will include taking a full case history to find out how, what and when. It may include the Chiropractor viewing your posture while asking you to move to assess your range of motion. Depending on what the Chiropractor finds, you may be sent for further testing in the form of blood tests,...

Back health – Issues affecting the spine

There are a number of issues that can affect the spine. Some of them are more severe and/ or chronic than others. Some of the more common issues that cause back pain are: Sprains and strains Herniated discs Degenerative disc disease Scoliosis Osteoporosis Arthritis Sciatica Compression fractures Cervicogenic headaches Aside from pain, all of these issues can lead to other problems or cause other symptoms such as tingling and numbness in extremities, headaches/ migraines, dizziness and reduced mobility. These issues can also contribute to digestive issues, bowel and urinary problems, insomnia, anxiety and depression. If you would like to discuss your spine health, please contact us on 8296 4333 and make an appointment with our Chiropractor Dr Sophie Dean....

Back Health – What is the spine?

Over the next few Mondays, we will be talking about back health, why it is important, what problems can occur and things you can do to look after it. So lets start at the beginning. What is the spine? Your spine supports your whole body. Therefore, any problems can affect the whole body. For this reason, it is really important to look after it! The spine is made up of 33 bones called vertebrae. These bones form a tunnel called the spinal canal through which your spinal cord and nerves travel. The nerves relay messages from the brain to other areas of the body. Between the articular processes of the vertebrae...