Back pain is a very common problem with around eight in ten people in Western countries experiencing back pain some time during their lives. Our North Sydney and Crows Nest Chiropractors will help you take the first steps to manage your back pain and get you back on the road to recovery.
Most back pain can initially be managed at home, however, there are times when it is important to see your chiropractor to exclude any medical problems that may require further back pain treatment. Adam and his staff at Spine and Health will be able to advise you on the right treatment if you experience any of the following conditions:
- You have pain which gets worse as time progresses
- If you feel unwell with back pain
- If you have difficulty passing or controlling urine
- Numbness, pain and weakness in your legs
- Persistent pain
- You feel unsteady on your feet.
Treatment depends on the cause, but can include rest, exercise, medication and gentle manipulation.
Lifestyle factors also contribute to back pain. Most cases of back pain are exacerbated by lifestyle factors, including:
- Lack of exercise
- Being overweight or obese
- Leading a sedentary life
- Poor posture
- Bad work practices.
Back pain is also common in Australian children, particularly during adolescence. Some causes of back pain in young people include poor posture, inappropriate forms of exercise and carrying heavy schoolbags. If pain is persistent, and felt in the same place, you should make an appointment to see our chiropractors immediately.
Spine and Heath understands the links between posture and pain and will take a holistic approach when treating your back pain.
Bad posture starts when the head goes forward (usually from working hours at the computer). For every inch the head moves forward the effective weight of the head doubles and the muscles along the spine right down to the sacrum and coccyx (the tail bone) have to work much harder. This increases the load through the entire spine creating increased likelihood of strain and injury.
It is the observation from our team that low back pain cannot be truly treated without restoring the neck to its proper position. That’s why all his clients have back pain treatment whilst receiving postural re-alignment.
The team at North Sydney and Crows Nest Spine and Health centre have excellent and long lasting results with back pain treatment because they address the true cause of so many back pain sufferers.
North Sydney, Crows Nest, and North Shore residents are fortunate to have such chiropractic skill and service available to them.