Back and Neck Pain
Up to 80% of all Australians will experience back pain at some point in their life, and up to 10% will experience significant disability as a result^. Our modern work habits and lifestyle is often a contributor to back and neck pains and this can get in the way of us enjoying life to the full. Chiropractic care has been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment and prevention of back pain^^.
Headaches and Migraines
If you or someone you know are among the 7 million Australians who suffer from tension headaches or the 4.9 million who suffer from migraine causing lost social activity, concentration and work capacity; chiropractic care can provide effective, drug-free pain relief to headache and migraine sufferers.
Migraine and tension headaches are the most common headache disorders, both with disabling potential. With more Australians suffering from migraine or tension headaches than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined; the cost to the Australian economy is around $35.7 billion annually.
However, the real cost to headache sufferers is immeasurable. The impact headaches have on their quality of life can greatly limit productivity at work and study, and rob sufferers of essential relaxation, social activities and precious time with children, family and friends.
If you’re tired of headaches holding you back, consult a chiro today for effective drug-free pain relief and take back control of your health and wellbeing. ACA accredited chiropractors are university trained healthcare professionals that apply precise and gentle spinal adjustments to correct spinal imbalance to successfully treat headaches and other spinal health conditions while providing advice on lifestyle to help prevent headache reoccurrence and treat other spine-related disorders.
Chiropractic healthcare provides over 300,000 consultations to Australians every week to treat spine-related conditions including headaches.
There are many causes of headaches but studies have shown some of the most common causes are stress and spinal health conditions. A wide range of activities that can cause spinal health conditions that lead to headaches include sports and exercise; poor posture (at work and home); physical activities (dancing, cycling, shopping, driving, gym, etc.); eye strain (including excessive screen time); dehydration; caffeine dependence and withdrawal; smoking and bright or noisy environments.
If you suffer from headaches, our chiropractors first assess your spine to make sure that your headaches are not due to something more serious, then we will formulate a treatment plan that will suit your current condition and care requirements. Studies have shown that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.
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Bryans R, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, et al. Evidence based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2011; 34: 274-89.
Sport And Work Related Injuries
Work and sporting activities are an important part of life, but can sometimes be the cause of pain and disability. Chiropractors in Australia are well experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of such injuries, and also play an important role in the prevention of future injuries.
Chiropractic management of such conditions is often multi-modal, and often incorporates spinal and peripheral manipulation and mobilisation, soft tissue techniques, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercises.^
Our goal is to allow workers and athletes to perform at their best, with optimal spine, joint, nerve and muscle function. Postures at work can also often be a leading cause of spinal pain and dysfunction. This can be caused by sitting at a desk for too long, or repetitive actions such as lifting, bending or twisting. Whatever your line of work, we will be there to assist you through your pain and we will give you advice on how to minimise and prevent such injuries from reoccurring.
^ Pollard, H., Hoskins, W., Mchardy, A., Bonello, R., Garbutt, P., Swain, M., . . . Vitiello, A. (2007). Australian chiropractic sports medicine: Half way there or living on a prayer? Chiropractic & Osteopathy, 15(1), 14. doi:10.1186/1746-1340-15-14