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Chiropractic can help with:

Lower Back Pain

Back pain symptoms are not always correlated with what is revealed through examination and x-ray or scan findings. A small problem could be very painful. A more significant problem may not produce significant problems.

Symptoms of back pain may include: muscle pain, cramping/spasm, stiffness, pain across the back, pain in the buttock, sensitivity of spine to touch, pressure, and movement, pain after prolonged inactivity and prolonged pain after activity.

Here are some of the types of common causes of back pain we can assist with:

  • Acute Pain

    This is pain that has started recently (days-weeks), often due to a specific event or activity such as a fall, sporting injury, workplace injury, exercise and lifting incorrectly. Soft tissue strain/sprain and joint injury is often involved. The pain can be sharp, catchy or feel bruised and tight. It will often limit your mobility.

    If the trauma was mild, pain relief and normal function can naturally occur within a few days of good self-management (rest, ice, heat, gentle stretching).

    If the trauma or pain is more severe and looks to last longer, it is wise to have it checked. Poorly managed or ignored injuries have a much greater chance of becoming chronic; requiring more management and slower/incomplete recovery. We are here to help!

  • Chronic Pain

    This longer term pain (weeks-months), is usually due to a gradual onset of injury (similar to repetitive strain injuries), or an acute issue that didn’t recover. This type of pain can have a greater effect on your health and lifestyle, as psychological and social factors can also come into play. Long term use of medication is not recommended as it does not improve function or long term relief. Chiropractic care has been shown to gain good outcomes for chronic pain sufferers, once a thorough chiropractic history and examination has deemed it appropriate.

  • Subluxation/ Joint Dysfunction /Lock/ Mechanical Pain

    There is an intimate link between the spinal and pelvic joints, the nervous system and their supporting soft tissues. A joint that becomes locked up or injured can become inflamed and significantly painful; so too can the nerves, discs and supporting muscles and ligaments. A joint suffering from poor function will often accompany spinal injuries and contribute to the conditions discussed in this section. At Yeronga Chiropractic, this is our bread and butter!

  • Disc Pain/Slipped Disc/Bulging Disc

    Discs are very strong structures – they put up with repetitive loading, twisting, stretching and impact. Without significant trauma they don’t spontaneously bulge, herniate or rupture. Repetitive micro trauma (tears) to the disc fibres can eventually lead to it bulging or herniating triggering pain locally and, if a spinal nerve becomes irritated, radiating/referred to another area of the body. Your chiropractor is experienced with disc pain and utilises effective and appropriate techniques to assist relief and restore function.

  • Sprains and Strains

    Generally understood to be reserved for sports people and manual labourers, these are also common for the weekend warriors who often follow long periods of sedentary work with fairly intensive exercise or work around the house. Typically soft tissue injuries respond well to rest, stretching, and therapies such as massage and physiotherapy. Chiropractic care can be very beneficial if there is an associated or underlying mechanical (joint) problem, assisting the return of normal muscle function and recovery. At Yeronga Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, we also utilise exercise advice, soft tissue techniques, massage and acupuncture to assist with your full recovery.

  • Stress and Back Pain

    Unless severe or long term, stress alone doesn’t usually cause back pain, but it can aggravate your weak points. Stress causes our blood pressure and heart rate to increase. Stress hormones tighten our muscles. Under prolonged stress, the chronic tension leads to muscle fatigue, pain and trigger points. Many of our patients will note that, as a result of chiropractic care, they feel more relaxed, move better, and cope better with stress. We are also happy to discuss appropriate stress management strategies and relaxation techniques during your time with us.

What To Do When Your Back is In Pain & When To See A Health Professional

Exercise, posture, mobility, regular breaks from sitting and good nutrition is very important in maintaining good spinal health. So too is appropriate treatment and check-ups.

Ignoring or masking pain is not only risky to your health but can be very expensive in the long run.

Yeronga Chiropractic provides expert and thorough examination and management for back pain, sciatica (pinched nerve causing leg pain), disc pain (“slipped” disc, herniated disc, and bulging disc), arthritis, repetitive strain injuries, scoliosis, acute and chronic pain. Massage, exercise prescription, ergonomic advice and referral to other modalities for investigation or treatment will be discussed when appropriate. Our patients enjoy high satisfaction levels in not just relief from pain, but better function as well.

Seek Help When:

  • Your pain or discomfort lasts for more than 2-3 days
  • Your pain refers or radiates elsewhere
  • You have recurring pain and/or stiffness
  • You have postural issues (aka sway back, lordosis, pelvic rotation)

Ready to get started?

Yeronga Chiropractic and Wellness is located on 46 Shottery Street, Yeronga 4104. We are open from Monday – Saturday (except public holidays).

Your initial appointment will go for 30 minutes. New patient consult will incur a fee of $110.

We have HICAPS facilities available that accept all private health funds.

We accept DVA and Medicare claims for EPC referrals from your General Practitioner. Payments are put through by our clinic staff.

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