There are 4 main patterns of back pain.
You’ve got a nagging pain in the lower back. You stretch, you bend, you clutch but it won’t shift. Learn more about central back pain.
Weird pains are affecting your spine either on one side or both sides. No idea what’s causing them – it just hurts. Learn more about back pain on one side.
You’ve got pain shooting down your legs – sudden, unexpected bolts that can go as far as your heels. Learn more about back and leg pain.
You’re all bent out of shape! You’re leaning away from the pain on one side and your spine is twisted. Learn more about acute disc injury.
Gold Coast Back Pain Specialist
The back is the most commonly treated area of the body for chiropractors, and any pain suffered in the middle, lower or spinal region of the back, can severely impact your everyday life; it can greatly hinder your sleeping patterns, adversely affect your mood and stifle your ability to perform your daily duties. If you’re currently experiencing back pain of any kind, you are no doubt eager to learn about the treatment options available to you, that can relieve and eliminate all occurrences of this nasty condition. At Mind & Body Chiropractic, we are a respected Gold Coast back pain specialist with the ability to safely and effectively diagnose and treat all forms of back pain.
What Causes Back Pain?
Your back is comprised of many pain-emitting elements, such as muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, discs and nerves. When these components become inflamed or damaged, the problems manifest themselves in the form of back pain. The most common causes of back pain are postural related, whether it be slouching at a desk for prolonged periods of time while at work, lifting and carrying items incorrectly, sleeping with your back twisted, or routinely staring down at a smartphone while texting or such. Additionally, back pain can also be caused by the onset of a sudden physical trauma, a congenital spinal abnormality or by a bulging disc injury, which places increased pressure on the spinal cord.
Back Pain Treatment
Chiropractic treatment for back pain helps to revitalise spinal function and alleviate the debilitating symptoms, without resorting to medication or surgical operations. When suffering from back pain, people will often elect to dull the agony with anti-inflammatories, which is kind of like tossing your bank bills in the bin, rather than paying them; it isn’t going to solve the problem. In many cases, medication can make the condition even worse, by allowing the spinal cord to deteriorate to the point that chiropractic care or the medication may become ineffective.
The majority of the spine’s pain-detecting nerves are situated in the joints at the rear of each vertebra and help regulate the movement of the bone. When somebody is suffering back pain, the surfaces on which these joints slide become coarse and distressed. As chiropractors, we rejuvenate these damaged vertebrae through the careful implementation of chiropractic spinal adjustments. This painless and uncomplicated procedure has enabled countless patrons to bypass potentially hazardous operations.
In combination with the spinal adjustments, we also employ a variety of other chiropractic remedies to further aid in your recovery process, including Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS) and personalised exercise regimens. We will also provide you with expert advice on how best to stay fit and healthy and reduce the chances of back pain recurrence by recommending postural, nutritional, exercise and lifestyle changes to you.
Before any patient can undergo chiropractic adjustment treatment, they are subject to a full examination to determine if they are a suitable candidate. If after the examination it is revealed that your condition cannot be successfully treated through chiropractic means, we will happily refer you to a specialist who can.
How Quickly Will I Recover?
Some instances of back pain are quickly resolved, but for others, rehabilitation depends on a number of key elements, including:
- The type and severity of the back pain
- The length of time in which the pain has existed
- Your occupation and recreational pursuits
- Your Age
- Your diet
- Your past history of injuries or traumas
All of the above elements influence the rate of your recovery.