Back pain is one of the most common complaints in Australia, as 80% of the population will experience back pain some time during their life. It is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor and accounts for many missed work days and disabilities.
Pain may be experienced after a specific incident such as bending incorrectly or lifting heavy objects with poor technique. Or can develop gradually, perhaps due to poor posture &/or poor sleeping habits, ligament injury, prolonged sitting or ‘wear and tear’ due to aging.
Back pain can originate from joints, muscles, nerves, bones, discs, ligaments or other spinal structures. Pain is one of the mechanisms our bodies have to let us know there is something going on and that it needs help. The pain experienced can range from dull to sharp, be constant or intermittent and can appear localised or travel to other regions of the body. Disc bulge or herniation can cause pressure on a nerve, which can cause symptoms such as pain, numbness &/or tingling radiating in the buttocks and down the leg. It is important to address where the pain is originating from and rule out other causes such as bladder/kidney infection, endometriosis, cancer or ovarian problems.
Body Care Health & Chiropractic helps identify the source and cause of the symptoms, create a treatment plan and get you pain-free again. Our aim is the get to the cause rather than just treating a symptom to give you lasting relief from your pain.