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Back Pain Treatment Winthrop

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We can bet that “I’ve got a sore back” is a common complaint you have heard around the office or the gym. While it is a common cause of discomfort for people aged 25 years and older, it shouldn’t be something people just put up with!

1 in 6 Australians reported back problems in 2017-2018, but most back pain is in fact treatable through careful Chiropractic assistance. With Dr Luke and Dr Raymond’s 20 years of experience in the chiropractic field, we will be sure to assist you in easing your back pain- wherever it may be!

At Winthrop Chiropractic Care, we consider your entire well-being in identifying what is causing your backache, designing a treatment plan that suits your unique situation.

Our extensive consultation involves learning about your medical history, lifestyle habits, and general health in order to determine potential influences on your pain points.

We run a series of tests to determine the source of your pain, and if necessary will refer you for further monitoring such as through an X-Ray. Once we have collated all of our information, we develop a tailored plan to help you in achieving your pain management goals.

Understanding Back Pain

Knowing how your back works is a good start in understanding how and why you are experiencing back aches.

The human backbone is made up of 24 small bones called vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other. In between each vertebra sits a disc that acts as a shock absorber and gives the spine flexibility.

Joining together the vertebrae are small joints called facet joints, which allow you to move and bend your back. A mesh of connective tissues and a complex layer of muscles hold the spine together and provide structural support.

With so many elements interacting in one part of the body, it is always best to let our Chiropractor diagnose your pain points if you suffer from back pain. Call Winthrop Chiropractic Care at (08) 9332 0122 or book an appointment online

Lower Back Pain

While discomfort can occur anywhere in the back, the lower back is often the most affected area because it supports the weight of the upper body. Not only are the muscles in the lower back responsible for flexing and rotating the hips when you walk, but they also provide support to the spinal column. With all of this going on, it’s no wonder we can get a bit tender from time to time.

Muscle strain and ligament sprain are two common causes of lower back pain. Symptoms vary depending on the cause of pain, and can span from mild to severe.

Acute pain typically occurs suddenly and lasts from a few days to a few weeks. This type of pain may be tolerable and usually won’t disrupt your normal everyday functioning.

Chronic pain, on the other hand, lasts more than three months. The pain is more severe and can hinder you from performing daily activities.

Whether you are experiencing sudden, sharp back pain or chronic aches, it is important that you get your back assessed by a Chiropractor as soon as possible to prevent further injury. 

Your Lifestyle May Be The Culprit

Lifestyle is a big factor in many cases of back pain. Jobs that require prolonged sitting, lifting, and pulling can contribute greatly to strains on the muscles and ligaments.

A sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise can also put an individual at risk of back pain due to the strain that excess body fat can put on a person’s muscles.

Teenagers and children are not spared from developing back pain, with heavy school bags, intense workouts, and high-intensity sports all impacting the daily strain on the back.

Other common causes of back pain include:

  • Strenuous household duties
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive bending
  • Physical trauma – falls, slips, or missteps

Back pain can also be linked to some health conditions such as:

  • Sciatica
  • Ruptured or bulging disc
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Compression fracture

Pregnancy-Related Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common complaint amongst expectant mothers. Usually beginning in the second half of pregnancy, back pain occurs when the spine has to support not only a growing baby, but also any extra weight that the mother has gained along the way. On average, a pregnant woman can gain anywhere from 10-16 kgs while pregnant.

Hormonal changes can also cause back pain during pregnancy. In preparation for the birth process, the pregnant woman’s body produces a hormone called relaxin. This same hormone causes the ligaments supporting the spine to loosen, leading to instability and pain.

Finally, pregnant women are vulnerable to emotional stress that can cause muscle tension in the back.

To ease pregnancy-related back pains, you should:

  • Refrain from lifting heavy objects
  • Practice good posture
  • Sleep on a mattress that provides proper support

Engaging in physical activity is also recommended to keep the back strong, but always check with your chiropractor about what is best for your body.

At Winthrop Chiropractic Care, we have a gentle chiropractor experienced in dealing with expectant mothers. 

We create and modify your chiropractic care plan based on your specific needs and progress through each trimester.

How to Treat Back Pain

Nearly everyone is likely to suffer from back pain at some point in life. It is vital that you get unusual or sudden discomfort checked by our Chiropractor at Winthrop Chiropractic Care.

If your work involves spending hours sitting on a chair, it is recommended to get up here and there to do a little stretching.

Engaging in physical activity like yoga, Pilates, or tai chi helps strengthen the muscles around the hips.

Lower back pain remedies that can be used in conjunction with chiropractic care include:

  • Observing good posture
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Relaxation techniques for reducing stress and muscle tension

For chronic back pain, the discomfort can be burdensome and may even cause health issues such as anxiety or sleep problems.

Be sure to talk to our Chiropractors to know what causes your backache and find out how we can best design a treatment plan that suits your unique situation. Contact us at Winthrop Chiropractic Care at (08) 9332 0122 or book an appointment online.

What Does a Chiropractor Do For Lower Back Pain

A chiropractor is trained to provide back pain solutions to realign the spine and improve the musculoskeletal system.

At Winthrop Chiropractic Care, we are driven to treat back pain with gentle chiropractic techniques.

Learn more about what Winthrop Chiropractic Care can do for you. We offer complimentary consultations, so contact us today to get started. Call our friendly team on (08) 9332 0122 or book your appointment online.