Have you ever experienced lower back pain? You’re not alone.
About 80% of adults will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. It’s one of the main reasons people see a chiropractor. Perth patients visit us because they’re looking for relief.
Lower back pain is common. Your lower back supports the weight of your upper body so it’s constantly under pressure. There are 31 pairs of nerves in the spinal cord and they control your body movements, so if something goes wrong there’s trouble!
Lower back pain can be a dull ache or a sharp pain. It can range from mildly annoying to completely debilitating. Whether just a niggly twinge or a debilitating strain, lower back pain gets in the way.
Why do people see a chiropractor? Perth patients often visit us because of lower back pain.
Does lower back pain heal itself? Sometimes. But if it doesn't go away or gets worse, there’s likely an underlying issue at play.
Signs you need to see a Perth chiropractor:
You feel pain or discomfort
Your lower back pain is getting in the way of everyday movement
The pain is unbearable
You’re experiencing sharp pains down the back of your legs or arms
There are many reasons why you may be experiencing lower back pain:
Sprains and strains
Lifestyle (too sedentary)
Herniated or ruptured discs
Intervertebral disc degeneration
Inflammatory diseases of the joints such as arthritis
There are also many other factors that contribute to the likelihood or severity of back pain like age, fitness level, occupation, pregnancy, and genetics.
Do you need a Perth chiropractor?
Your Perth chiropractor will ask you about your medical history, as well as information on previous injuries, lifestyle and working life, and specific questions about the pain itself. They will examine the area and move parts of your body to test mobility. This is all to find the cause of your back pain and create a treatment plan to help reduce the pain and heal the area.
A treatment plan may include:
Adjustments of joints
Worried? Don’t be. At Canning Healthcare, we make your visit as comfortable as possible. Our staff are approachable, friendly, compassionate and kind. And did we mention friendly? Well, they are!