Written By: James Hayes
Low back pain is extremely common, as 80% of us will experience it at some point in our lifetime. Low back pain can come on suddenly or can linger for years to the point you just get used it. Fortunately if you are suffering from low back pain, there is a solution and you don’t have to put up with it any longer!
Low back pain is one of the most common presentations we see here at Dee Why Chiropractic Care. The way you present to the clinic will depend on what you have injured and the severity of it. Depending on the nature of the injury the pain can range from a recurring dull ache to extremely debilitating to the point you can’t move without breaking out in tears.
Sometimes the location of the pain will be so precise that you will be able to feel the exact location of the pain with some movements or when you cough or sneeze. In some cases the source of the pain will not be as obvious and the pain will be spread across the low back, hips and even into the legs.
How Dee Why Chiropractic Care can help you with your low back pain
The exact source of the pain needs to be identified for an effective course of action to take place! That’s why at Dee Why Chiropractic Care we take a thorough case history and physical examination to hone in to the injured tissue. When the source of the pain is identified we explain to you how and why it has happened and get to work!
If you are suffering from severe low back pain, it is important to be assessed. In serious cases we work closely with other healthcare providers to get you the best possible care!
Depending on the injury the treatment will vary. Treatments can involve:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Joint mobilisation
- Lumbar traction
- Various muscle releases
- Trigger point therapy
- Dry needling
- IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation)
- Active muscle releases
- Therapeutic ultrasound
We want to get better faster and will advise you on what activities to avoid that may slow the healing process or make it worse. We will also suggest some home pain management strategies to complement the treatment.
Examples of home pain management strategies:
- Heat or Ice
- Certain creams
- Bracing and other supportive products
- Ergonomic advice
Once the pain is at a more tolerable level we implement a specific home rehabilitation program to limit the chances of the pain from returning!
If you found this information helpful and want to find a solution for your low back pain, don’t hesitate to contact us.