Why is My Low Back Sore?
If we knew the answer to this, we would save billions of dollars each year. Not to mention helping countless people worldwide. Back pain is said to impact 80% of the adult population. The truth is, there are so many potential causes for your back pain. It is usually extremely difficult to pinpoint just one reason. Not to mention that each and every one of us is unique. Often back pain is multi-factorial. That is a combination of different factors at play. Muscles, joints, ligaments, and spinal discs ( your shock absorbers) can all play a part. Then there is stress, hydration, sleep, your job. The list goes on and on.
Can Osteopathy Help My Low Back Pain?
In short YES. Our primary goal in the first 7-10 days of you experiencing pain is to settle it down. Our main aim is to keep you moving within your limitations and pain levels. We use a combination of Osteopathic hands-on techniques, movement modification, and education. The quicker we can settle the pain. The quicker we can get you back doing the things you love, pain-free!
What Happens With Your Osteopathic Appointment For Low Back Pain at Equilibrium.
Initially, we start with an in-depth chat about your complaint and getting to know you. We ask questions such as, where does it hurt? What happened to cause your back pain? And what movements and actions cause pain? We dig deep! Exploring all aspects of your life and past history. Most importantly we establish what your goals are from treatment. More often than not, this is to move better with less pain, and develop strategies to prevent it from happening again!
Assessing Your Movement.
Here we take you through a series of movements and special tests. This gives us an indication of which muscles/joints and structures may be contributing to your pain and irritation. It also helps guide our treatment and management plan.
Hands-On Treatment For Your Low Back Pain.
As Osteopaths, treating low back pain is our bread and butter. This is possibly our number one complaint we see in our Glen Iris clinic. We always combine hands-on treatment techniques, along with active movement strategies and education. Our primary goal is to reduce your pain and improve your movement. Ultimately making you better than you were yesterday. All the while working towards strategies that provide long last relief. And preventing reoccurrence.
Our hands-on sessions may use a combination of:
- Soft tissue massage. This aims to ease muscular spasm
- Taping. To support the muscles and joints
- Joint Mobilisation. Improving your body’s range of motion
- Dry needling. For quick pain relief from muscular trigger points
- Strength Exercise. The KEY to long-term health and well-being.
What Is The Best Treatment For Low Back Pain?
Believe it or not, the best treatment for your back pain is education! It is VITAL to get the correct information and diagnosis that is specific to YOU and YOUR condition. Our Osteopaths pride themselves on tailoring each and every treatment session to you. We don’t believe in recipe treatments. You are unique and hence your treatment and management will be as unique as you are.
Preventing Your Low Back Pain From Reoccurring:
Once you’re back up and moving well, this is really when our journey begins. We want to develop strategies to help prevent your low back pain from coming back. We work hard to ensure you have the strength, knowledge and strategies to self-manage your low back pain. Movement is medicine. So keep moving!
Common Low Back Pain Myths -DEBUNKED!
There is so much misinformation about back pain. Too many people relying on “Dr. Google” to help their back pain. Educate yourself and have a read of the 4 most common myths associated with back pain.
- ‘My back pain is due to something being out of place’
- ‘Bending forward is bad for my back’
- ‘Bed rest is the best for my back when it’s sore’
- ‘I’ve got back pain, I need a scan to find out what’s wrong’
If you have any questions about how our Osteopaths can help you, please reach out to us via calling 9822 1900 or emailing us at [email protected]
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