Back Pain Treatment
Four out of five of us will get problems with back pain at some time in our lives. Chronic back pain is second only to Cancer as the biggest cause of disability in Australia today. The cost in terms of lost working days and the consequent damage to the economy is estimated to be more than nine billion dollars every single year – but the cost to sufferers is incalculable in terms of the pain and misery it brings as well as the financial impact on their normal life. Don’t suffer unnecessarily with back pain. Call our clinic now on (02) 9868 2509.
Some back pain sufferers will be able to pinpoint the cause as resulting from accident or injury – but for 85% of those affected there is no obvious event or trigger that caused the pain to begin. Back pain can be a condition that gradually creeps up on us, and in many cases, may originate in childhood. As an example, the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia has published helpful guidance on choosing backpacks for children to carry schoolbooks. Many believe that the root of back pain in adults could stem back to carrying packs that are too heavy or that are ill fittingduring the years of school and college.
Patients Who Receive Chiropractic Do Better
A study published in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia compared medical management versus Chiropractic care for treatment of low back pain. The results demonstrated conclusively that the patients treated by Chiropractors did better.
- Fewer took sick leave and of those that did, their absence from work was shorter.
- More experienced a complete resolution of their back pain problem – whereas more patients treated by medical management went on to develop chronic pain and long-term problems.
If you are experiencing back pain, take the first step to resolving the problem by calling us on (02) 9868 2509 to arrange a consultation today.
An Excellent Care Choice for Back Pain
Doctors of Chiropractic like Dr. Gus Gunther take a holistic view of the treatment of all their patients. A busy GP may have only a few moments to assess each patient he sees. For patients with low back pain, the most common back ailment, a prescription for anti-inflammatory meds is the most likely outcome of a visit to his office. However, the detailed assessment done by a Chiropractor will give him an excellent basis for deciding the right course of treatment for you. Some of the things he will want to evaluate are:
- Your age, weight and height
- Whether you are currently taking any medication
- Whether you have any medical conditions such as arthritis or circulatory disorders
- Your previous medical history, for example, whether you have had surgery, bone fractures or trauma injury in the past
- If you are a woman, whether you have children and are, or have recently been, pregnant.
A Doctor of Chiropractic has been through many years of training and will be able to assess whether Chiropractic treatment is appropriate in your case or whether you need a referral to a different health care practitioner.
In most cases, the cause of back pain is mechanical in origin (i.e. does not have an underlying medical condition as the root cause). So, rather than put up with the pain for days or weeks, taking early action by visiting your Chiropractor can help to bring about rapid relief from the symptoms. Call us on (02) 9868 2509 today to arrange a consultation.