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Lower back pain is a common disorder that will affect most people during the course of their lifetime. There are a range of factors that can contribute to lower back pain including:
If you have an impinged spinal nerve from a disc bulge in the lumbo-sacral spine, the pain can radiate from the low back to the buttock and down the leg (or both). This radicular pain is commonly called sciatica. Sciatica can also be caused by other spinal problems such as sacroiliac dysfunction or the piriformis muscle.
The approach taken by a chiro for lower back pain depends upon the patient’s pain, factors contributing to the pain, activity intolerance and more.
With the evidence showing 25 – 30% of lower back pain episodes turning to chronic ongoing painful episodes, it makes sense to have thorough examination by a health professional that specialises in the spine. Using a ‘wait and see’ approach to low back pain can lead to a chronic condition which is more difficult to treat.
Chiropractic is a 5 year university degree that focusses primarily on spinal conditions and management. Lower back pain is something that our chiros commonly help clients with at the Karrinyup Wellness Centre.
During an initial consultation, we take a full medical history to understand your condition. We will also discuss your family history, current lifestyle, and previous back and spine injuries, to get to the case of problem and give you optimal recommendations for treatment.
Yes, Chiropractic care can help with low back pain by addressing the underlying cause.
Poor posture, poor ergonomics, injuries, degeneration/arthritis, lifestyle factors (especially diet, weight and exercise), and low muscle tone.
Ideally, before you have pain. Once pain sets in, then the problem has already advanced. Chiropractors are expertly trained to detect low back issues through specific physical exams and x-rays before pain arises. But if pain has already began, then you should definitely see a Chiropractor as soon as possible as the area is now really struggling.
Stretches can help with relieving muscle tension associated with low back pain, however certain stretches can exacerbate certain conditions so best to check with your Chiropractor before starting any new stretching or exercise routine.
Yes, Chiropractic is a gentle, effective treatment for low back pain during pregnancy. Adjustments are altered to suit different stages of pregnancy and a common procedure performed is the Webster Technique.
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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