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Managing Your Back Pain

Posted May 02, 2021 by Brunswick Chiropractic / Category: Conditions

If you have ever suffered from lower back pain, you are not alone, and you know how debilitating it can be.

Back pain affects almost 1 in 5 of the Australian population, with lower back pain being the most common musculoskeletal condition which patients consult GPs (1). As primary health care providers, our chiropractors, osteopaths and myotherapists see many patients suffering with lower back pain. No referral is required to see any of our therapists. BOOK NOW if you want to take steps towards helping your lower back pain.

What causes lower back pain?

The lower back area is defined as anatomical structures from the level of the lowest rib down to the bottom of your buttocks (2).

Lower back pain can involve a range of conditions in relation to the bones, joints, connective tissue, muscles and nerves in the back. There are many causes of back pain which can be related to posture and injuries, such as osteoarthritis and disc disease (slipped / herniated / bulging / prolapse).

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Treatment for lower back pain

Research has shown that manual or hands-on therapy, which is what we provide at Brunswick Chiropractic, is effective in the different stages of lower back pain, both acute and chronic (4). Other guidelines recommend that patients seek advice, reassurance and non-pharmacological treatments such as physical therapies before pharmacological therapies (drugs) are recommended (5).

Who can help you?

Our team of experienced chiropractors (link below), osteopaths (link below) and myotherapists (link below), who are trained in assessing, treating and prescribing exercises, may be able to help with your low back pain. Everyone’s lower back pain is unique and requires time and one on one attention to help you understand and better manage your condition.

If you want to take some steps towards helping your back pain today, BOOK NOW to see one of our therapists, or find out more about what to expect in your first visit.

Our Team at Brunswick Chiropractic

Our team consists of:

Chiropractors: 
Chiropractic is a drug and surgery free mode of treatment concerned with the diagnosis, management and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, with a particular focus on the spine and pelvis.

Our experienced chiropractors use a variety of techniques including manual adjustments or manipulations (where you may often hear a popping sound known as a cavitation), soft tissue therapy, mobilisations and stretching. We can also employ gentle mechanically assisted techniques which may involve the use of a drop-piece section of the treatment table, blocks or wedges placed underneath you while you’re laying on the table, and the Activator instrument (often called “the clicker” or “that gun thing”).

Osteopaths:
Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare that recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. 

Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Osteopaths use a wide range of hands on techniques to identify important types of dysfunctions in your body.

Myotherapists:
Myotherapy is built on the foundation of Remedial Massage Therapy and focuses on the soft tissue (muscles, fascia, connective tissue) of the body and how it affects the other structures and systems of the body. Simply put, myotherapists aim to help people who are in pain get out of pain. We do this through a combination of soft tissue techniques, stretching and strength training.

All our therapists are registered and have a provider number so you can claim though our HICAPS facility on the day.
Please present your private health insurance card and you will only be required to pay the gap for your treatment (rebates vary depending on your level of cover).
 
Take Steps towards helping you back pain today.
BOOK NOW or call us on 03 9388 1233.

 
References
1. Bardin LD, King P, Maher CG. Diagnostic triage for low back pain: A practical approach for primary care. Med J Aust 2017;206(6):268–73
2. Casser HR, Seddigh S, Rauschmann M. Acute Lumbar Back Pain. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2016;113(13):223–234. doi:10.3238/arztebl.2016.0223
3. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet
4. Benjamin Hidalgo, Christine Detrembleur, Toby Hall, Philippe Mahaudens, Henri Nielens. The efficacy of manual therapy and exercise for different stages of non-specific low back pain: an update of systematic reviews. J Man Manip Ther. 2014 May; 22(2): 59–74
5. Matheus Almeida, Bruno Saragiotto, Bethan Richards, Chris G Maher. Primary care management of non-specific low back pain: key messages from recent clinical guidelines. Med J Aust 2018; 208 (6)

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