Back pain

Back pain can inhibit lots of activities and prevent you doing what you love.

Do you suffer from back pain? Is it affecting your work, sport or lifestyle?

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 70-90% of people will suffer from back pain in some form at some point in their lives. Back pain does not have to occur after a big trauma, injury or accident. It can be as simple as picking up a pen after a long day of work or staying in the same position in gardening or at work. Most people experiencing back pain don’t have any significant damage to their spine.

Back pain can incorporate a wide variety of symptoms. It can present as mild or severe and debilitating. It can increase over time or come on suddenly and worsen due to lifestyle factors.

What we find the most common causes of back pain can include:

  • Arthritis / Osteoporosis
  • Muscle or Ligament Strains 
  • Sciatica
  • Structural problems
  • Trauma from Accident / Injury

There are also a number of lifestyle factors that can exacerbate back pain;

  • Lack of Exercise
  • Overweight / Obesity
  • Sitting for long periods
  • Poor Posture
  • Stress

With a variety of causes and conditions that result in back pain, all of our practitioners are trained to properly assess, diagnose and provide you with appropriate advice, treatment and an individualised management plan.

How can we help with your back pain?

At Thrive Health Co. treatment of back pain often involves Chiropractic adjustments, Remedial Massage, and advice on lifestyle modification. It is also common for us to supply a specialised exercise/stretching program developed by our Accredited Exercise Physiologist to ensure we strengthen and prevent any ongoing flare-ups and keep you moving without pain.

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