Your back is an incredibly complex structure, being the main support for your body with all movements. It is made of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and of course housing the spinal cord. As a result of your back being used in nearly all motions daily, it is possible for one of these structures to get strained or injured causing pain. Nerve roots exiting the spinal cord can also get irritated possibly sending the pain down your arms or legs. Between each bony segment of your spinal cord are structures called intervertebral discs, which can also be a source of your back pain. So what is causing your back pain? What is the solution for your back pain?
Neck or Cervical Spine Pain Solutions
The cervical spine neck is made of 7 vertebrae. Its main role for the body is to support and provide movement of the head. Irritation, injury or disease to any of the structures (muscle, ligament, tendon, bone, disc, and nerves) can cause pain in your neck. So what is the solution for your neck pain? The treatment options for neck pain varies on what is exactly responsible for your symptoms. Our chiropractors will perform specific tests that will result in an accurate diagnosis. Once they have identified what structures are affected, appropriate treatment can commence. This may include spinal manipulative therapy, activator adjustments, soft tissue therapy, mobilisations to affected joints, interferential, dry needling, strapping (kinesiotaping), rehabilitative exercises and stretches, advice on retraining posture and pillows that will facilitate in your treatment.
Mid back or Thoracic Spine Pain Solutions
The thoracic spine is made of 12 vertebrae that your rib cage attach to. These vertebrae in your mid back provide stability, structural support and protect the heart and lungs. As there is very little motion in this area of your back, there is a reduced chance of injury. Tight musculature and strain is common in the mid back, however it is possible other structures are causing pain or referral to your mid back. Chiropractic care in Perth may just be the solution to your mid back pain! Being well trained in the spine, the highly knowledgeable chiropractors in Joondalup will identify the cause and may provide treatment to relieve the cause of your pain.
Lower back orLumbar Spine Pain Solutions
The lumbar spine is made of 5 vertebral segments with a large range of motion, making it the most problematic area of the spine. The lower back also being the main weight bearer of the body, therefor it is more prone to injury or damage. The two of the lowest discs between L4-5 and L5-S1 take the most of the load resulting in a greater chance of herniation. In the presence of a herniation, there is often associated numbness that may travel down to the leg and foot, commonly known as “sciatica”. However the most common cause of lower back pain is muscular strain! Chiropractors are well trained in lower back pain, where a thorough assessment will be performed to a reach a diagnosis. Treatment can then be provided for the particular structure causing the lower back pain.
If you are suffering from any discomfort or pain in your back, Chiropractic care may very well be the treatment you are looking for! Lakeside Chiropractic offers a variety of modalities including- spinal manipulative therapy, activator adjustments, soft tissue therapy, mobilisations to affected joints, interferential, dry needling, strapping (kinesiotaping), rehabilitative exercises and stretches, advice on retraining posture and pillows that will facilitate in your treatment.
Lakeside Chiropractic is located in Joondalup, local to the northern suburbs of Perth. Surrounding suburbs include Currambine, Iluka, Edgewater, Warwick, Greenwood, Woodvale, Kingsley, Carramar, Tapping, Ocean Reef, and Kinross. Please come and see our friendly and experienced chiropractors to help you on your road to recovery for your back pain. We accept all major health care insurances and provide HICAPS for AHM, Medibank, HBF, HIF, SGIO and many more.
You can contact us on 9300 0095, or visit our website www.lakesidechiro.com.au to make an enquiry or booking.