What is a Pinched Nerve?
Nerves travel through some narrow spaces in your body and have little soft tissue to protect them. A pinched nerve occurs when a nerve or set of nerves in the body are stretched, constricted, or compressed (pressure) by surrounding tissues. In some cases, this tissue might be bone, cartilage, muscle, or tendons that presses on the nerve. Symptoms that can arise from this are: a numbing sensation, “pins and needles”, and/or a burning feeling around the affected area. Often the symptoms from a pinched nerve can lessen...
What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are medically prescribed foot devices that fit inside your shoes to help stabilize and correct poor foot posture. They are custom made and specifically designed to help realign the foot structures into their correct position. Walking and standing with the feet, legs, hips, and spine constantly out of alignment can contribute to back pain. Orthotics provide stability for the foot and corrects injury-causing imbalances. They help reduce the stress and strain put on our feet, legs, knees...
What are some of our Chiropractic Techniques
Chiropractors have a deep understanding of the body’s structures and how each interacts. The Chiropractic techniques used at Chiro & Sports Med is a hands-on approach to examining, diagnosing, and treating a patient who is experiencing pain. Chiropractors ensure they are treating the cause and not just the symptoms. By using spinal adjustments, manipulation, and other physical means to improve neuromusculoskeletal function and detecting structural imbalances and nerve interferences.
The chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med use a wide variety of...
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...
Scoliosis is a condition that describes a sideways curvature of the spine that gives an “S” or “C” appearance of the spine rather than a straight “I”. This condition can result in the bones of the spine to turn (rotate) causing one shoulder, scapula (shoulder blade), or hip to appear higher than the other. The incidence of small spinal curves is very similar in boys and girls, but girls tend to have a progressively larger scoliotic curve that will need
Have you or somebody you know been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) recently? Are you suffering from whiplash, neck pain or back pain? Many people do not realise how severe a car accident can be. Hence a thorough chiropractic check up immediately after an accident will help minimise any injury and prevent from long lasting pain.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting from a car crash and therefore should not be underestimated. When a jarring movement of...
Found between the hard bones (vertebrae) that comprise the spinal column, discs are soft, rubbery pads. The discs between the vertebrae enable the back to flex or bend and also act as shock absorbers.
Herniated disc causes
A disc herniates or ruptures when part of...
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is pain arising from the pressure in a large nerve that passes through the buttock, called sciatic nerve. The nerve is formed from nerve roots that originate from the spinal cord, pass out between the disc spaces into the buttock, then into the back of the thigh and leg. The sciatic nerve controls sensation and function to the leg and foot.
When you suddenly start feeling lower back pain and/or hip pain that radiates towards the back of your thigh and into your leg, you possibly have a protruding or herniated disc in your spinal column that may be pressing on the nerve roots in...
Four out of five Australians will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed workdays.
Acute back pain vs. Chronic back pain
Acute back pain accounts for most lower back pain cases and lasts a few days to a few weeks. The majority of acute low back pain is mechanical in nature. A disruption in the way the components of the back fit together and move is usually the cause. Components namely include the spine, muscle, intervertebral discs, and nerves.
Subacute lower back pain is defined as pain that lasts between 4 and 12 weeks.
Chronic back pain is the pain that...
Stretching benefits go beyond the already known injury risk decrease. It can calm your mind, decrease back pain risk, give you an energy boost to start the day well and at the same time, improve your sleep. Even a short amount of time (10 – 15 minutes) of this practice can bring amazing results to your quality of life. So why not starting it today? Here it is a list of benefits to inspire you to.
Benefits of stretching
- Stress Relief: Stretching makes our body release endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, which help to decrease anxiety, motivate you and fight off depression.
- Energy Boost: Due to the release of dopamine, stretching is...