TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

LOWER BACK PAIN

The lower back is an area of stability for the body where our spine achieves most of its forward and backward movement. Apart from the delicate nerve structures, the lower back is surrounded by strong stabilising muscles which act upon it to maintain strength during our daily activities.

The lower back is the foundation to the body where we have the most forward and backward movement. The nerves of the lower back also continue into our legs which is a reason lower back pain and sciatica often present together.

Lower back pain affects as many as 90% of Australians at some point in their lives. Unfortunately 10% of these suffer chronic pain as a result. Often lower back injuries are associated with lifting, sleeping awkwardly, sporting injuries and prolonged sitting or an inactive lifestyle.

A thorough examination involves orthopedic and neurological examination to identify if the disc is involved before providing safe and effective treatment.

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COMMON CAUSES OF LOWER BACK PAIN

  • Incorrect lifting
  • Sleeping incorrectly
  • Lack of core strength
  • Twisting injuries
  • Sporting injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Prolonged sitting / Sedentary lifestyle

COMMON SYMPTOMS EXPERIENCED WITH LOWER BACK PAIN

  • Sharp pain when moving
  • Pain radiating into the leg (commonly known as sciatica)
  • Limited movement of the back due to pain
  • Muscle spasm and tightness in the lower back
  • Pain when bending forward or backward

COMMON CONDITIONS CAUSING LOWER BACK PAIN

  • Joint sprain
  • Disc injury (including bulge, herniation or “slipped” disc)
  • Muscle strain/sprain
  • Sacroiliac injury
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Piriformis syndrome

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

At Avalon Beach Chiropractic & Wellness we understand your pain. Our Chiropractor, being a Doctor of Chiropractic, has undertaken 5 years full time study focused on the muscular-skeletal system.

Following comprehensive examination our Chiropractor will advise you on which treatment is most necessary, whether it is manual or gentle chiropractic techniques, soft tissue techniques, massage, musculoskeletal acupuncture and/or rehabilitation. Unless it is deemed unsafe, our Chiropractor will treat you following the examination and then take additional time the following visit to explain your problem and personalized treatment plan.

Our clinic’s focus is on finding your underlying problem, rehabilitating you to good health and ensuring you are educated on the necessary steps to avoid this unfortunate situation presenting again.

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