Lower Back Pain in Adelaide2021-08-10T12:51:51+09:30

Lower Back Pain

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We Have Experienced Chiropractors for Lower Back Pain in Adelaide

At Back in Balance Chiropractic, one of the most common conditions we treat is lower back pain. Lower back pain is becoming more and more common since the pandemic. 

With more people working from home & working in makeshift home offices we are finding that poor posture and desk setup is causing increasing cases of lower back pain. 

If you are having lower back pain issues & need to see someone please give our chiropractic team a call today for an appointment.

You can contact us on 08 8278 6057 if you are experiencing Lower Back Pain in Adelaide

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Research suggests that up to 80% of people will at some point experience back pain. Because of this it is one of the most common reasons for days off work. For some the back pain is due to a specific incident, such as lifting something heavy, which immediately caused an injury and will leave them in pain. However, for a large majority of people it can be an accumulation of everyday stressors which can cause the condition. Things such as

  • Poor posture – often when we aren’t thinking about our posture, we tend to adopt a slouched posture[
  • Prolonged sitting – very common for many people at work
  • Incorrect bending and lifting – how many times have you been told to bend at the knees not the back?
  • Sleeping posture – if you are in a twisted position all night, this can cause some stress on your joints
  • Prolonged bending such as when gardening can stress the joints and muscles in your lower back
  • Limping due to an injury or pain in your leg – will put an uneven stress on your lower back
Chiropractors for lower back pain in Adelaide

Your pelvis is the broadest structure in your back. It is the foundation for the rest of your body. If your spine has compensated and moved your centre of gravity away from your pelvis, it may put more stress on the much smaller vertebrae in your spine. This may then lead to greater wear in these areas coping with greater stress than they are designed to bear.

While pain relief and anti-inflammatories may seem to decrease your pain levels, they are simply masking an underlying problem which should be fixed.

More than 50 reviews over the past 40 years have been published evaluating the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment on lower back pain. The conclusions of these reviews have been relatively consistent, with evidence supporting the short term use of chiropractic care for back pain. Chiropractic is effective as it releases tension in the muscles and joints and allows your spine to move freely as it is designed to.

A study by Meade TW et al showed the Chiropractic treatment was more effective than hospital outpatient management mainly for patients with chronic or severe back pain. It proved to have a better long term benefit than what the outpatient management had to offer. Another study by Paul G Shekelle showed that Chiropractic was the therapy of choice for patients with non-complicated acute low back pain.

Are you experiencing any of the following issues besides lower back pain?

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Neck Pain 

Headaches

Migraines

What can you do to prevent your lower back pain from returning?

  • Strengthen your core so that you have more support for your lower back when you try to do heavier tasks
  • Have your spine checked by a chiropractor
  • Have your work station ergonomically assessed
  • Start moving: exercise such as walking and swimming are a great start
  • Limit the time you wear high heels
  • Maintain proper posture

Frequently Asked Questions For Lower Back Pain in Adelaide

Can a Chiropractor effectively treat lower back pain?2021-07-09T13:53:21+09:30

In short, the answer is a resounding “YES”. There are many reasons as highlighted, why a Chiropractor can help to not just effectively treat lower back pain, but may also help to locate the source of the lower back pain.

Chiropractors have at their disposal specialised treatment devices, which may be very effective in treating lower back pain, but also rely heavily on introducing exercise or diet-based treatment methods to work in unison with their treatment device management plan.

In doing so provides the patients a holistic approach to not just reducing lower back pain, but also helping to cure lower back pain, which may be achieved if invasive methods like surgery are not required.

Why does back pain become chronic?2021-07-09T13:50:50+09:30

Acute pain is an unpleasant sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you that something’s wrong with your body, and that you need take care of yourself. Sometimes, acute pain becomes chronic and persists for months or even years. In many instances, this happens because your physiological condition is ongoing and unresolved, for example if you have arthritis. However, often the pain doesn’t appear to be caused by any disease, injury or detectable damage to the nervous system.

What is back pain?2021-09-15T15:52:49+09:30

Back pain is very common, with most people experiencing at least one episode during their lifetime. Your back is a complex structure composed of bones, muscles, nerves, and joints. Back pain is caused by a problem of one of these elements.

It’s a musculoskeletal disorder that can present in a range of ways:

  • a slight twinge to being severely painful
  • a dull and constant ache to a sudden and sharp pain that makes movement difficult
  • it can gradually become worse or start quickly if you fall or lift something too heavy
What can cause lower back pain?2021-07-09T11:22:02+09:30

There are many things that can cause lower back pain. Some of these are congenital, such as scoliosis. Most causes of lower back pain, however, result from an injury or trauma.

Common causes of lower back pain include:

  • Muscle Strain
  • Bulging or herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica or pinched nerve
  • Sacroiliac Joint Inflammation
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