Back Pain is one of the most common complaints for adults in Australia. It is also a major reason people take long periods of time off work or retire early. Month after month, we mention how effective Chiropractic care can be for Back Pain. However, what you may not know is how else we can help you manage your health concerns outside of the clinic.
At AV Chiro, patients will often present with low back pain. From time to time, however, we have patients that come in complaining of pain in the middle of their back (thoracic) and have tried almost everything to relieve it.
Signs and symptoms to look out for include pain in between the shoulder blades, referring pain to the shoulders and ribs and/or general stiffness in this area. Often we find that the patient has a degenerative disc condition or has suffered trauma to the area. If this is the case, Chiropractic can be of great help to relieve stiffness and restrictions, and improve poor postural issues related to thoracic pain.
Chiropractic can help by using specialised manipulations called “adjustments” to free restricted joints, relax muscles and provide customised exercises and stretches.
If the desired result is not occurring within the planned schedule of treatment, x-rays or other diagnostic scans may be ordered to help in planning an alternative treatment style. Patients may also be referred to other medical practitioners for an opinion.
As treatment progresses, patients with improved mobility can also be advised of how better to manage their concerns outside of the clinic. Chiropractors are able to offer advice on workplace ergonomics, body mechanics (the way we move), postural devices, nutrition, exercise and general wellbeing. All of this, combined with tailored Chiropractic treatment, can have you moving and feeling better!
We have quite literally “got your back” and look forward to being able to assist in all of your health concerns over the course of 2018!