Chiropractor for Low Back Pain
A natural solution to relieve and manage low back pain
Chiropractic And Low Back Pain
Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems that people suffer with. About 70-90% of people will experience low back pain at one point in their life. This is an exceptional figure and even though it is so prevalent it is important to note that low back pain is not normal. So what can you do if you are experiencing some form of low back pain? Chiropractors help people with low back pain on a daily basis – it is our bread and butter per say.
What is low back pain?
While it may seem like a silly question low back pain comes in lots of different presentations. Low back pain refers to any pain, stiffness or restriction in the low back area. For the purpose of this explanation we are going to include in the low back region both the lumbar vertebra (actual low back) and the pelvis (pelvis, sacrum and coccyx area). Within this area is a lot of bones, joints, ligaments and soft tissues. The low back region plays a crucial part in our structure. Not only does it bear a lot of the weight of our body, it also has a large range of movement within itself and also enables our legs to move as they do.
The most common reason people seek out chiropractic care is for low back pain – we literally see people everyday because of this reason. In our society it is the 2nd leading cause of disease burden.
Whilst low back pain will occasionally resolve on its own, because of its role in our biomechanical structure it is really important to get it checked as soon as possible. That’s why at InnerBloom ciropractirc in Diamond creek I encourage my patients to get their low back pain checked as soon as it presents itself.
Symptoms Of Low Back Pain
Low back pain can vary in terms of location, type of pain, severity of pain and length of time the pain has been present.
Common symptoms of low back pain include:
- Pain, tension or soreness in the general low back/pelvic region
- Sharp or stabbing pain in one spot or general soreness to touch
- Stiffness within the back making it painful to walk or stand up straight
- Radiating pain down one or both legs
- Pain can be constant or short lived
- Pain can range in severity from a dull ache to severe enough that it interrupts sleep and daily activities
Other associated symptoms with low back pain include:
- Muscle spasms in low back or glutes
- Tingling or burning sensation
- Pain that feels worse with staying still and better with movement
- Bowel/bladder changes
- Numbness in the perineal region
Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
Many women experience low back pain during pregnancy and for many reasons! The most common is that being the forward shift in gravity due to your growing belly. This puts a lot of pressure on the low back spinal joints and can cause a lot of muscle tension and pain. Other things like a posterior baby and weak muscles can contribute to back pain during pregnancy. Now while back pain during pregnancy is common it doesn’t have to be your daily reality. Chiropractic is one way to improve your low back pain during your pregnancy. As a pregnancy Chiropractor Alana uses specific gentle adjustments to improve spinal function as well as loosen any tight muscles. Alana also give specific exercises that can help to improve and maintain your movement throughout pregnancy to help ease your low back pain.
What Causes Low Back Pain?
There are many common causes of low back pain and the only way to know what is causing your pain is to get assessed by a health professional such as a chiropractor.
Do you experience Low Back Pain? Want to do something about it? Call to see if Chiropractic Care is for you!
A lot of the time low back pain occurs with no specific injury or accident. A lot of people come in and say things like “I just woke up like this” or “I bent over to pick something up and my back spasmed”. This is an all too common description of pain and tells us that things have been brewing to this point for some time.
Some of the common causes of low back pain we see with our clients are:
- Acute Injuries such as falls, trips, car accidents, sporting injuries ect.
- Chronic instability from poor posture and lifestyle
- Muscle weakness or inbalances
- Postural dysfunction
There are many other causes of Low Back Pain but with any case a thorough history and examination needs to be performed to find the right cause of your low back pain. If you experience low back pain then make sure to book in with one of our Chiropractors to be assessed.
Can Chiropractic Help Low Back Pain?
A lot of people choose chiropractors as their practitioner to help them with their low back pain.
At InnerBloom chiropractic it is our aim to not only help relieve your low back pain but also to find the true reason for why it has occurred in the first place. To do this we take a detailed history of not only your low back pain but we also discuss things such as your occupation, lifestyle, hobbies and any previous injuries/medical history to get a full understanding of what has happened and how we can help. We take pride in not only helping you with your low back pain but putting things in place so that it doesn’t come back.
After our detailed history we will then go through a thorough examination where we look at things like your posture, range of motion and a bunch of other tests that help us identify what is causing your low back pain. If need be we can refer you for further testing such as an X-ray.
Depending on what is causing your low back pain will determine how we treat it. We tailor treatments to each patient so that you get the best care possible. Some treatment options include:
- Chiropractic adjustments for low back pain
- Chiropractic mobilisations for low back pain
- Soft tissue therapy
- Rehabilitation exercises
- Posture advice
- Lifestyle advice
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If you are in the Bayswater or surrounding suburbs and are experiencing arm or leg pain in any way then why not get assessed and treated by a chiropractor here at InnerBloom chiropractic.
Not sure if we are the right choice for you – our front desk team are happy to answer any questions you may have.