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
Headaches are one of the most common symptoms experienced by Australians. It is often caused by tension in the head and neck (tension-type headache) or from the spinal structures and tissues in the neck (cervicogenic headache). Occasionally, someone can suffer from a more complex type of headache called a "migraine", which can involve nausea, dizziness or even visual disturbances.
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.
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