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About Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain is a condition that can be caused by various different stressors of our daily lives which can include:

  • Prolonged sitting
  • Muscle tightness
  • Fractures
  • Inactivity
  • Poor sleeping posture
  • Physical trauma (accident)
  • Sporting injuries
  • Stress
  • Underlying medical conditions

At times Low back pain may present differently and can change dramatically from the beginning of when its first felt. This can be due to Soft tissue swelling, tenderness of the joints in the area, nerve pain or changes in movement patterns such as limping due to the affected muscles in the area of concern!

Joint Pain in the area

Some of the symptoms you may experience may include:

  • Numbness or tingling in your buttock or down your leg?
  • Pain or difficulty getting out of bed?
  • Muscle spasms or tight muscles?
  • Slouched posture?
  • Pain when you sit or stand for long periods?
  • Stiffness or painful restriction in the back?
  • Pain in between your shoulder blades?
  • Difficulty with various movements like putting on your socks?

How Can You Help Yourself?

  • Ice/Heat
  • Exercising
  • Stretching
  • Voltaren Gels/Fisiocreme
  • Pain Medication (If Needed)
ICE Pack or Heat Pack are great for inflammation!

*Note: If you are suffering from severe Low back pain, shooting pains down the legs, troubles lifting limbs due to soreness, sciatica or joint pain and need more than just a good stretch our team of practitioners are always happy to help and bookings are available online 7 days a week! https://themelbournechiropractor.com.au/book-now

What Can Our Team Do To Help?

Depending on the severity of the injury or area of concern our practitioners in our Broadmeadows, Westmeadows and Fawkner Clinics will treat accordingly to your complaint. Treatments that may be provided but are not limited to include:

  • Spinal manipulation, Activator Methods, Drop Piece, SOT and other adjustive techniques can help alleviate joints that have restriction such as spinal segments and joints (LeFebvre, Peterson & Haas, 2012)
  • PNF/PIR/prescribed stretching – Stretching has shown to reduce pain, improve functionality of the wrist and hand also maintains strength and improves patients in both long and short-term outcomes.
  • Remedial Massage, Trigger point therapy or use of handheld massager – Have shown to decrease pain/tenderness, enhance both range of motion and quality of life and influence flexibility (Shah et al., 2015) (Imtiyaz, Veqar & Shareef, 2014)
  • Advice on daily living activities/diet – This enables advice on how to change to make healthy        actions into habits and may offer a valuable alternative with potential for long-term   impact. (Gardner, Lally & Wardle, 2012)
  • Prescribed exercises – produce more beneficial outcomes in terms of increased strength, improved function and reduced pain scores. (Fernandes, Pedrinelli & Hernandez, 2015)
  • Dry Needling or Cupping to the surrounding musculature to help decrease tension and inflammation around the area of the hand and forearm.

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