Do you need some relief from your back pain?
Over 80% of the population will at some time in their life experience suffer from back pain. It is one of the most common ailments, so you are not alone. In fact, we often see people present to the clinic after trying everything else to alleviate their pain and improve their function. Either the treatment method was incorrect, the outcomes were not what they should have been or the treatment was directed at palliating the symptom without getting to the cause of the problem.
Will Chiropractic help my back pain?
The primary goal for a Chiropractor when treating back pain, is to improve and restore the normal function of the vertebral joints. By concentrating on this muscle tension will decrease, core muscle strength will increase and nerve irritation will subside.
Chiropractic can help to relieve the varied stages of back pain:
- Acute back pain: usually presents as a sudden sharp pain which affects your ability to move and function.
- Chronic back pain: is usually characterized by a gradual decrease in function and pain of a more constant nature. This can often be present for years and will continue to be unless the cause of the pain is addressed correctly.
- Many other conditions such as slipped discs, spondylolisthesis, osteoarthritic change, inflammatory arthritis, canal stenosis and whiplash.
We are here to help!
At Somerville Chiropractic our approach to every patient is collaborative, meaning we have a range of different practitioners with expertise in different treatment methods ensuring you receive the most appropriate treatment to not only help you recover quicker but also to show you how to stay well for longer.
Chiropractors have had extensive training in identifying not only the source of the pain but also the cause of the pain. By using a number of assessment methods including x-ray if appropriate your Chiropractor will develop a management plan tailored specifically to you and your condition. This may include massage to surrounding soft tissue areas, specific spinal exercises to increase range of movement, hot or cold therapy, core stabilization and in some cases lifestyle modification.
If other practitioners are required to provide further care this can be arranged in house.
Everything is directed at finding the cause and providing the solution to get you back to the health you want to have and the life you want to lead.