If your suffering from low back pain, you’re not alone! Around 80% of the population will suffer from low back pain at least one time in their lifetime, with a great proportion of this population suffering from chronic low back pain (i.e pain lasting for more than 3 months). Unfortunately, back pain can create undue burden on an individual as it can affect almost every aspect their life, from work, family life, sleep and even mental wellbeing.
Reasons for low back pain
There are several reasons for experiencing back pain such as genetics, occupation, sports, weight, body type and hobbies. One of the most common reasons that we see as Chiropractors is back pain due to excessive sitting. Modern day jobs mean that many people are stuck hunched over a desk for majority of the day. This position compresses the low back spine causing micro trauma to the area. This means that your pain may start to appear months or years after starting your desk job.
You may also experience lower back pain if you have hips problems or other postural imbalances that may lead to excess pressure being placed on it.
Chiropractic adjustment and low back pain
Chiropractic adjustments are aimed at improving the movement in joints that are causing your back pain. The latest review of the clinical effectiveness of Chiropractic and low back pain by Bronfort et al. 2014:
“spinal manipulation / mobilisation was effective in adults for: acute, sub-acute, and chronic low back pain”
That means that it was effective treatment for most low back pain no matter how long you’ve had it for 1 day to 30 years.
Watch: Simple tips to stop back pain for office workers
Consult with a professional
At My Back Relief Clinic we take the time to try and determine the root cause of your problem. We do this by taking a comprehensive history and examination and if clinically indicated, we may refer for x-rays. At My Back Relief Clinic we understand everyone’s pain is individual, so we implement multiple tools such as chiropractic adjustments, occupational therapy, rehabilitation and ergonomic strategies to properly address your unique condition.
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If you’re looking for advice from an experienced Sydney chiropractor, feel free to contact our clinic today.