Back Pain

Were you aware that approximately 80% of people will experience back pain at some time in their life? Unfortunately for some, chronic back pain can have a major impact on the healthy lifestyle we all strive to maintain. Back pain can be debilitating and often affects your body’s capability to carry out even the simplest of daily tasks.

There are many structures in your back that could contribute to your back pain. These may include muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, connective tissues, discs and joints. This is often experienced as a deep aching feeling in the lower back and is commonly exaggerated by excessive movements or prolonged standing or sitting positions.

Acute back pain could be the consequence of trauma in which case it often occurs swiftly. This could be the result of heavy lifting, bending or twisting or more unlikely, a combination of these actions. Regrettably back pain can also develop without any apparent cause and be just as devastating. In this case it is likely the back pain is a result of repetitive strain type injury which can lead to back pain of a more chronic nature. Chronic back pain tends to develop over a prolonged period of time as a result of these more repetitive motions that put constant stress on the back.

Here are some of the common injuries that people may suffer from:

  • A muscle strain can result from poor posture or lifting excessive loads. This can result in muscle fatigue and back pain.
  • Discs are situated between your bony vertebrae, acting like shock absorbers to reduce stress on your spine. Disc bulge injuries are common and can occur due to sudden movements or from long term postural stress. Disc injuries cause inflammation and pain, and in some cases can irritate nearby spinal nerves. This can cause radiating leg pain, pins and needles, and numbness, often explained as Sciatica.
  • Facet joint sprain: Each of your vertebrae are connected to the one above and below by two joints named facet joints. These joints can be sprained, just like your ankle, if you move in odd ways. If the facet joints become inflamed, you will experience back pain and restrictions in movement, much like a sprained ankle.
  • Sciatica: The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back, down the back of your thigh and calf and into your foot. If compressed, the sciatic nerve can cause lower back pain which may radiate to the leg or buttock. It can also cause pins and needles, numbness, muscle spasms, decreased flexibility and weakness.
    All treatment should be based upon a correct diagnosis of your back pain. Our Chiropractic practitioners will ask lots of questions in an attempt to become familiar regarding your case history, consisting of recurring medical conditions, present medications, traumatic/surgical history, and lifestyle aspects. Then they will complete a thorough examination prior to producing a tailored treatment plan for your specific condition.

All treatment should be based upon a correct diagnosis of your back pain. Our Chiropractic practitioners will ask lots of questions in an attempt to become familiar regarding your case history, consisting of recurring medical conditions, present medications, traumatic/surgical history, and lifestyle aspects. Then they will complete a thorough examination prior to producing a tailored treatment plan for your specific condition.

So, if you are suffering from back or spine pain and live in Rouse Hill, Riverstone, Kellyville or anywhere in the Hills district we may be able to help you. To book in for a new patient consultation you can call 8883 2270 or book online .

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  • Paige NM, Miake-Lye IM, Booth MS, et al. Association of Spinal Manipulative Therapy With Clinical Benefit and Harm for Acute Low Back Pain Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA. 2017;317(14):1451–1460. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.3086