Lower Back Pain

Back Pain is a very common complaint that our Chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med see and treat.  Patients with prolapse disc and sciatica can also benefit from our chiropractic treatment. The chiropractor will often treat around the prolapse area, pelvic and/or mid back to reduce pain. When back pain is reduced the affected area will be able to be treated directly.

It is very important that you come quickly for treatment and get a proper diagnosis in order to prevent long-term problems. The fact that you get any prolapse disc does not mean that one has a serious spinal disorder and that you are permanently ill. Many still believe that anyone with prolapse disc requires surgery. It’s wrong! As previously mentioned, prolapse is a relatively frequent finding in adults ridges. Our chiropractor will certainly refer you for assessment of operation when necessary. But before that happens, it is usually indicated to try conservative treatment, such as chiropractic.

Treatment by a chiropractor for low back pain and disc herniation helps to improve mobility where there are lockouts and for prolapse, in the joints around the sciatic nerve. The treatment improves circulation so that healing processes in nerve and disc stimulated and accumulations of slag that irritates nerve gets carried away. This will reduce the pain. Then our chiropractors will focus towards rehabilitation where strength and stability shall improve. If interdisciplinary treatment is required, our chiropractors will apply different techniques, such as acupuncture or refer to other professionals in physiotherapy, osteopathy or massage that Chiro & Sports Med is affiliated with.


Our chiropractor tells about things you can do with backache.

There are many good tips and advice that can be done even in acute pain. Below we have listed some of them:

  • Cold Treatment – put an ice pack on your lower lumbar surface over a thin kitchen towel for 20 min. Repeat 3-4 times daily.
  • Its minimum. The pressure is greatest on the dial when sitting.
  • If we can move a little is good, if it just so is to wander around the house.
  • Go on many short trips than one long one.
  • When pain comes on, find movements that reduce the pain in your leg.
  • Alternating between movement and relief in positions where they have the least amount of pain.
  • Variety is the key.
  • Be cautious of overmoving as this may provoke pain.
  • Take painkillers if the pain is unbearable.
  • Drink more water than usual and avoid diuretics such as coffee, tea and alcohol etc. This helps separation of stroke drugs.
  • Increase protein intake in the diet and decrease sugar intake as protein repairs and sugar breaks down.

If you would like to make an appointment with one of the chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med simply call our office on 9817 2005 and one of our friendly staff will organise an appointment for you.


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