Did you know, low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and is one of the most common reasons patients come to our Gosford clinic for help.
There are estimates that about 80% of the world population will present with some episode of low back pain. That’s why our clinic is open to patients from the Central Coast and nearby areas.
What is low back pain?
Low back pain is pain that is located between your ribs down to your buttock and may even travel down your legs. It is a complex condition, which involves symptoms such as pain, restricted movements, diminished muscle strength, muscular spasms and postural changes. It may also cause significant limitations in day-to-day activities.
What can cause my low back pain?
There are many causes of low back pain which may be due to disc injuries, nerve pain, muscle tightness, damage to spinal joints such as joint strains, poor posture or weak muscles - just to name a few. Back pain may also be an aching pain, sharp shooting pain, or feel as though it is numb or burning.
How do chiropractors help?
There are many ways chiropractic can treat your lower back pain. Chiropractors are trained in diagnosing the true cause of your back pain, and will then treat the root cause and not just the symptoms you have, ensuring your back pain is placed under your control. Chiropractic interventions for low back pain are based on manual techniques such as joint adjustment and/or manipulation, soft-tissue release, rehabilitation exercises, patient education and lifestyle modification. Recent research shows that spinal manipulation in combination with an effective exercise program is the best treatment for both acute and chronic back pain.
Book in at Our Gosford Clinic
The qualified chiropractors at First Hand Health can provide assessments and individual treatment plans for patients from Gosford, the Central Coast, and surrounding suburbs who are experiencing back pain, as well as neck pain. Established in 2016, we focused on improving the health of Gosford and Central Coast residents by providing tailored chiropractic care. For an appointment you can contact us on (02) 4308 8664 or fill out an enquiry form.