Back Pain

Learn why back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit Chiropractors

Are you experiencing any of the several forms of spinal or back pain? If this is the case, you will realise how critical it is to get precise back pain treatment from a qualified health expert so that you may get back to enjoying the wonderful things in life. Our chiropractors are well equipped to help patients suffering from issues such as back pain through precise examination, diagnosis, and management. The team of experienced chiropractors at Backbone Wellness Clinic have many years  dealing with these types of structural issues.

 

When it comes to back pain, you're not alone; in fact, it's predicted that over 85% of individuals will experience spinal pain and seek therapy at some point in their life. More than half of these patients will visit a chiropractor for back pain relief. You may be suffering typical symptoms including a dull aching, muscular stiffness, restricted mobility, referred pain to your legs and glutes, as well as tingling, numbness, and weakening.

CAUSES OF MECHANICAL BACK PAIN

Most of us will have back pain at some point in our lives, whether it be slight, significant, acute, or chronic. Most likely because ineffective rehabilitation and preventative measures were done at the time of the initial injury, it is anticipated that half of all back pain sufferers may experience back pain later in life. Back pain and discomfort may have a negative impact on your quality of life in many ways, including the ability to go to work, exercise, engage in your regular hobbies, and even sleep well.

 

Sciatica, myofascial tightness, arthritis, spinal misalignment, joint sprain, pelvic dysfunction, pregnancy-related issues, disc herniation/bulge, osteoporosis, scoliosis, postural abnormalities, muscle imbalance, and physical damage are among the common causes of mechanical back pain.

 

 

HOW CAN A CHIROPRACTOR PROVIDE BACK PAIN TREATMENT?

Despite the fact that all chiropractors have received specific medical training in the analysis and therapy of back pain issues and diseases, you could experience different sorts of treatment methods because every practitioner is unique. A full clinical examination will be conducted by back pain chiropractor of your choice to evaluate your posture, dynamic mobility, strength, and weakness, as well as any essential orthopaedic and neurological testing. The outcome of the tests will determine the severity of your problem and what the ideal course of action for resolving your condition.

 

 

WHAT ARE THE BACK PAIN TREATMENT OPTIONS?

There are several therapy options available to help back pain patients; the list of main therapies is shown below.

 

CHIROPRACTIC


Back pain would be the most typical problem that patients would arrive with at a chiropractic clinic, together with headaches and neck pain. This makes sense because chiropractors are experts in musculoskeletal issues and have spent years studying the human body in-depth. A chiropractor may employ a variety of therapy methods that are most suited to your particular case; some of these methods include:

 

Specific manual adjustments (spinal manipulation) are made to constrained joints during spinal manipulation for back pain in order to enhance total joint alignment, flexibility, and movement as well as to reduce pain.

 

Joint mobilisation is for those who dislike manual adjustment or during acute episodes of pain where, joint mobilisation is a more gentle therapy that is frequently employed.

 

Flexion-distraction (traction) therapy as a sort of joint mobilisation that gently stretches the spine's joints, flexion-distraction (traction treatment) is a particularly useful method for lumbar disc issues, Scoliosis, and other joint-related conditions.

 

Postural correction & core strengthening exercises are two activities that can help with musculoskeletal issues that are underlying, with your chiropractor being able to subscribe, monitor and tailor those exercises for each individual patient.

 

Flexibility exercises & stretches are an excellent way to improve overall flexibility, release tension and support mobility. Most exercises and stretches are tailored to busy modern lives and easily integrate into your daily routine.

 

Activator Technique or Impulse Mobilisation Therapy (hand-held instruments) is used to facilitate improved joint mobility and is appropriate for all persons and levels of severity.

 

SOT pelvic blocking (mobilisation of pelvic joints) to promote pelvic and sacral joint mobility

 

 

MASSAGE


Certain myotherapy and remedial massage techniques may be required to aid healing and rehabilitation depending on the particular cause of your back pain. Practitioners use a range of treatments, including effleurage, trigger point therapy, cupping, ischemic compression, and others such as Dry Needling, to relieve muscular and soft tissue spasm and, of course, pain.

 

 

EXERCISE & PHYSIOTHERAPY


In the past, doctors would frequently suggest that rest was the best way to recuperate from back discomfort. These suggestions have since been revised, and it is now recognized that mobility and returning to work as soon as possible is the best way to aid recovery. Before engaging in such activities, it is critical to consult with a qualified health and/or fitness provider about particular workouts for your individual condition.

 

 

SURGICAL INTERVENTION


If you have tried all other options and have not responded to therapy, surgical intervention may be clinically warranted. Any operation involves clinical risks, which should be discussed with your doctor ahead of time.

 

CHIROPRACTIC & BACK PAIN RESEARCH?

Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy is particularly beneficial for chronic and severe back pain cases. Meade, T. W (1990). Low back pain of mechanical origin: a randomised comparison of Chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment. BMJ, 300. 1431

 

People who seek Chiropractic care as opposed to those who seek care with their family general practitioner are three times more likely to report higher satisfaction levels following management. Cherkin, D.C (1989). Patient evaluations of low back pain care from family physicians and Chiropractors. Western Journal of Medicine, 150(3); 351 – 355

 

A combination of Chiropractic manipulative therapy and traditional medical care is more beneficial as opposed to traditional medical are only for lower back pain. Goetz, C. (2013). Adding Chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute lower back pain: Results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. Spine, 38(8); 627 – 634

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