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These are terms we have all probably heard thrown around loosely but not really sure what they mean and why they are caused.
Did you know that 60-70% of people encounter low back pain at some point in their life?
Low back pain as you know is far too common and nearly everyone you meet has an achy or sore back. Due to society evolving around making our lives as comfortable as possible it also means we aren’t using our muscles and bones as much as we need to stay strong. If you think back to us a cavemen, our body was designed specifically to deal with sleeping on firm surfaces, walking for long distances, climbing, hunting, and running for our own food and water. Besides the enlarged forehead and hairy monobrow, if we compare our body structure from then to now, our physiological structure hasn’t changed all that much. This lack of moving causes the muscles in our body to turn off, in particular our core. Our core is what holds our spines upright and straight. When engaged and strong, our core prevents our spine from compressing which therefore causes joints to rub and discs to compress or as you have heard BULGE.
The best way to understand why a disc bulge occurs is as simple as eating a burger. Have you ever bitten into a burger and the patty, sauce and other contents of the burger squeeze out the other side. This is the same as your back! The core acts the same as the skewer the chef puts through your burger when its brought out, it prevents it from falling to pieces. If you have a strong core and you lift something heavy your back will be straight and protected. If your core is weak your spine bends and is compressed pushing the bulge out the other side (just like that juicy Grill’d burger patty you see half hanging out!). This bulge can push into your nerves, joints, ligaments and when left untreated or severe enough into your spinal cord! This is why it’s so painful.
See your local Chiropractor! As a chiropractor we can adjust the spine to help unload unnecessary pressure that has been building up where your back pain is. Spinal Adjustments focus on getting joints moving more freely, this will also improve your spines range of motion, allow muscles to work more effectively with less effort and aids in healing and repair of any damaged structures. The most important thing you can do when in pain is see a chiropractor, but it doesn’t stop there! In order to keep your spine from developing a more serious condition and falling back into those bad patterns of improper movement and pain, your spine will need regular maintenance to sustain proper function. Just like getting fit at the gym, you can’t expect results by going once a fortnight or once a month, especially at the start you need to go a few times in a shorter time period to get things rolling and improving the way you want it!
Here at Karrinyup Wellness Centre we have a team that will help you to regain spinal health and strengthen your core. Book in for a no obligation, complimentary spinal health assessment to see if we can help you. During this visit one of our friendly chiropractors will conduct a thorough spinal examination, complete postural assessment and answer any questions you have. If your spinal health check indicates that chiropractic could help you, we will invite you to come in for a full Initial Consultation, although there’ll be no obligation to do so. It’s a great way of finding out if and how we can help without any cost to you!
Dr Scott Brownrigg
At the Karrinyup Wellness Centre we have brought together a team of chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapists, kinesiologists and a dietitian all dedicated to providing a holistic approach to your health care. Every member of our team shares a common passion and drive: to help every person in their care to improve and reach their health and wellness potential naturally.
Servicing the areas of Karrinyup, Carine, Doubleview, Scarborough, Trigg, North Beach, Gwelup, Marmion, Duncraig and surrounding northern suburb areas.
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