It is estimated less than 10% of patients with chronic pain receive coordinated multidisciplinary care (involving a team of specialists, which could include a chiropractor, physiotherapist, neurologist and psychologist) to target the multiple drivers of pain.
Most important is to find the root cause of your back pain. Most of us realise that drugs generally don’t treat the cause of the pain, they usually only treat the symptom. We attempt to find the problem with taking a history and performing an examination. In some cases an X-ray, CT or MRI may be necessary.
If the issue is deemed to be one that can be treated with chiropractic care then a plan will be recommended that will usually involve spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjusting), exercises, stretching, massage, nutritional changes and postural education.
Low back adjusting is either done by hand or with an adjusting instrument. It is a precise manoeuvre to provide better mobility in the back and to restore range of motion. This can also provide stretch to local muscles as well.
Patients typically notice improved ability to move as well as reduced pain, soreness and stiffness.
Where necessary we will work with your GP, Physio, personal trainer, or other health care person on your team to make sure you get the best possible outcome.