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Chiropractic Treatment For
Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain is one of the most frequent conditions our Perth Chiropractors see in clinic. Most people at some stage in their life will experience lower back pain in one of it's many forms.

If you develop lower back pain it is important to consult with your Perth Chiropractor, as not all lower back pain is the same. The cause of lower back pain you are experiencing can come from many origins. The more regular pain generating structures can include the Lumbar Facet Joints, Sacro-Iliac Joints or even the Lumbar Intervertebral Discs.

 

Besides these common causes of lower back pain, it also important for your lower back pain to be assessed by your Perth Chiropractor. This is so you can receive any appropriate diagnosis for your lower back pain, as well ensure that there are not any more sinister origins to your pain. 

 

Causes of Lower Back Pain

Our experienced Perth Chiropractors successfully treat lower back pain on a daily basis, as well as other spinal and musculoskeletal conditions. Our Perth Chiropractors at Harrisdale Chiropractic frequently consult with a number of differing concerns regarding lower back pain, and patients want to know what causes lower back pain.  Generally speaking lower back pain causes can include:  

  • A sudden increase in, or sustained periods of increased work demands

  • A sedentary lifestyle or overall reduction in exercise or physical activity

  • Prolonged periods of sitting or inactivity in general. This can include time in front of a computer tv or driving.

  • General de-conditioning and weakness of your musculoskeletal system

  • Failing to consult with a Perth Chiropractor or other healthcare professional following an injury 

  • poor lifting and postural habits in combination with a lack of targeted physical activity (exercise)

  • Pathology (generally uncommon and less sinister causes are more likely)


At Harrisdale Chiropractic, our Perth Chiropractors aim identify the main cause of your lower back pain. The best treatments for lower back pain can vary greatly. Generally this can depend on the cause of lower back pain, as well as patient and practitioner preference. For this reason, the lower back pain treatment from your Perth Chiropractor is specifically designed for you and your lower back pain cause.

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Treatment For Lower Back Pain

Dependent on your lower back pain cause, our experienced Perth Chiropractors at Harrisdale Chiropractic will offer a range of treatment options. Below we have included a list of treatments offered by experienced Perth Chiropractors:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments / Spinal Manipulation

  • Extremity Manipulation / Mobilisation.

  • Soft Tissue Therapy (e.g. Trigger Point Therapy, Percussive Therapy / Theragun, Dry Needling, Pin & Stretch, Graston Technique and Muscle Energy Technique).

  • Rehabilitation Exercises 

  • Lifestyle and Health Advice

This list is limited and the treatment offered for your lower back pain could include other options not listed. Generally however our Perth Chiropractors will utilise at least one of the above treatments for lower back pain. 

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Tips To Prevent Lower Back Pain

Avoid Prolonged Periods of Sustained Postures

Are you concerned about maintaining "correct posture?" There good news is generally speaking there is no "correct posture." The best postural advice we can give our patients is to NOT maintain the same posture for extended periods of time. If you try to maintain the same posture for an extended period of time, rather than alternating postures, it is very likely you will experience increased levels of lower back pain. This is one of the main tips for lower back pain our experienced Perth Chiropractors will offer. 

Regular Exercise

Movement is the key to life right? Whilst many patients are looking for specific exercises to treat lower back pain, on the most part general exercise will suffice. We also have some bad news for the workoholics out there, work does count as exercise. Whilst exercise aims to decrease blood pressure, heart rate and stress, work does the opposite. So unfortunately you will need to find some time in your day for targeted Physical Activity, also known as exercise.  If you would like to know more about what type of exercises is best for lower back pain, please consult with your Perth Chiropractor near you. 

Stress Management Techniques

Have ever noticed how lower back pain always seems to strike when we have so many other things going on life? It's funny that isn't it. Well stress is actually  underestimated as a contributing factor of lower back pain. Patient's can carry stress in many different ways. Many of which can affect our spinal health and  contribute to spinal pain. Whilst our Perth Chiropractors understand that stress can never be totally eliminated, implementing stress management techniques are definitely advantageous. For some people this is exercise, others it is reading a book or even using breathing techniques. If you haven't found your best stress management techniques, our Perth Chiropractors are always full of ideas!