Relief from Back Pain

Whether your back pain is acute (pain that has begun suddenly), or chronic, (pain that is either constant or keeps recurring) – if you have it, you will know what a misery it can be! Back pain affects every aspect of your life, sometimes making even the simplest of tasks like driving a car, or carrying groceries, impossible!

While many ‘suffer in silence’, reaching for the painkillers and anti- inflammatory medications that help them get through the day, millions more around the World are discovering Chiropractic’s natural and drug-free treatment approach for back pain arising from a mechanical problem with the spine and musculature.

So please do not ‘suffer in silence’ with the belief that you have a ‘bad back’, something you simply have to put up with! Call us today on 9303 9952 (Roxburgh Park) or 9746 3977 (Sunbury) and take your first step to resolving your pain and getting back to enjoying life to the full.

The Most Common Causes of Back Pain

Most people’s backache has a biomechanical cause, not an underlying disease or illness. Occupational causes are most common in men aged between 35 and 55 but for all of us, the likelihood of developing some form of back problem increases with age.

Our spines are complicated pieces of engineering, comprising muscles and ligaments as well as bones and joints so it is not surprising that strains and joint irritations are both common.

Subluxations are slight misalignments of vertebrae; more pronounced displacements might result in ruptured or herniated discs between vertebrae. Misalignments may result in trapped or pinched nerves that can also cause referred pain, tingling and numbness in the shoulders and arms (if the upper back or neck is affected) or in the legs and feet for lower back problems.

The most common causes of back pain that Chiropractors can help with include general, acute and chronic back pain arising from biomechanical causes (for example, Lumbago). In addition, Chiropractors can provide dietary and nutritional supplement guidance and lifestyle advice on workplace ergonomics and managing stress – both of which are extremely important in the management and avoidance of back pain.

How Chiropractic Can Help

Chiropractic is all about rebalancing the body’s systems, a gentle, holistic approach which, through spinal manipulation, nutritional advice, exercises you can do at home as well as posture advice and lifestyle counselling, can help to correct misalignments and imbalances. Chronic conditions respond well to a combination of such treatments.

Chiropractic care may:

  • Reduce the need for the over-the-counter painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications that can become addictive, make pain worse through the ‘rebound’ effect and have unpleasant side effects
  • Be a very cost effective way of managing long term, chronic back pain, getting you out of pain again and mobile more quickly with a resultant fewer lost working days.
  • Provide the conservative care that may avoid the need for surgery in the future.

The long-term benefits of Chiropractic care include a decreased chance of recurrence of back pain because your Chiropractor will treat the root cause, not just the symptoms of your problem, facilitating full and correct healing. Ongoing care from Chatfield Family and Sports Chiropractic can help to maintain a healthy neurological and musculoskeletal system with the aim of ensuring that each patient can go on enjoying life to the full and being as mobile and pain-free as possible throughout their whole life.