Back Pain Treatment Gowanbrae | Upper & Lower Back Pain

Back Pain Treatment Gowanbrae

Oak Park Family Chiropractic offer quality chiropractic care for back pain to local residents in Oak Park & surrounding areas.

Lower back pain is an extremely common condition with up to 80% of the population experiencing back pain at some time during the lives. Although the underlying pathology of low back pain is usually not serious, it is an important cause of pain in the community and has considerable impact on the economy due to time taken off work. If left untreated the back pain may go away on its own, but the cause of that pain may still be there.  This leads to regular ‘flare ups’ and reduced mobility as it slowly develops into chronic back pain and degeneration.

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Causes of Back Pain

Most causes of back pain are the result of accumulative irritation from poor posture, slips, trips and falls and a lack of exercise leading to joint inflammation, muscle spasm and reduced range of motion.  Such irritation can be the result of Vertebral Joint Dysfunction, a common condition that occurs when spinal vertebrae become sprained or irritate the delicate nerve structure of your back.

Other causes of lower back pain include inflammatory arthritis (e.g. ankylosis spondylitis, Rheumatoid arthritis), and fractures due to osteoporosis. Back pain may also be ‘referred’ from another location.

Less common conditions causing low back pain include cancer (usually from another source such as the prostate or lung), serious infections and compression of the spinal cord.

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Back Pain Assessment

Your Chiropractor will perform a detailed history, orthopaedic, neurological and spinal examination to determine the exact cause of your lower back pain. Other tests including x-rays and digital scanning may also be recommended.

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Back Pain Treatment

Chiropractic treatment of low back pain focuses on restoring function to poorly moving spinal joints, as well as reducing muscle tension and increasing muscle strength. This results in improved movement, reduced pain and deceased nerve irritation.

Treatments are tailored to the individual case usually consisting of spinal and soft tissue mobilisation, core stabilization advice, strengthening exercises, stretching and heat/cold therapy. Please contact us to arrange your comprehensive lower back consultation to help identify the exact cause of your back pain and begin a course of corrective care today!

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Back pain Gowanbrae

Lower Back Pain Treatment Gowanbrae

What areas do you service

Looking for a chiropractic near you in Gowanbrae, or near the surrounding suburbs? Our clinic is  conveniently located 90 Winifred Street Oak Park, Vic 3046.

We treat patients in Oak Park and surrounding suburbs, including:

To book an appointment at Oak Park Family Chiropractic, please call (03) 9300 4035 or book online.