Why does your chiropractor get adjusted regularly?
– Joints stiffen before they get jammed
– Muscles tighten before they tear,
– Nerves mis-fire before they hurt
And send completely wrong messages.
Preventative care is so much better
Than crisis care.
Postural Patterns: Upper Cross and Lower Cross Syndrome
New solution for office back pain—Get up!
Research recently undertaken by the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia revealed that Australians spend more time than ever sitting.
On average, office workers sit for 16 hours per day. This includes time spent in the office chair, commuting, meal times and TV/ home computer time. More than half do not take conscious breaks to move around. When 16hrs of sitting time was added to approximately
7hrs of sleep time there was only about 73 minutes left of active time per day.
Pain and Problems
Pain from here is most commonly found in the region local to the joint but can also create a band of pain across the lower back, gluteal muscles, groin or upper thigh.
Bursitis of the hip is a sign of failed mechanics in the lower back, pelvis and/or knee which has led to the hip joint having to work harder. This puts more tension and stress on this important pulley and shock absorber.
Osteoarthritis is wear and tear contributed to by injury or prolonged physical stress. This leads to significant long term mechanical problems and joint degeneration. This can affect any joint in the body and is characterized by slow onset of progressive joint stiffness and intermittent pain.
Trigger points in gluteal muscles can refer pain to the hip and pelvis.
LOW BACK PAIN
How to tell whether your acute low back is doing better?
You have less of a lean.
Your leg pain is now gone and the pain is in your back mostly
Pain is more than tingling or numbness
Your back is giving you no sharp pain
The pain is not waking you
Your lean is staying fixed
Your leg pain is worse than your back pain
More numbness than pain
Certain movements still cause sharp pain
The pain wakes you during the night
Pregnancy and Chiropractic
One of the most common symptoms experienced by women during pregnancy is low back pain. It is so prevalent that when mentioned to your GP or obstetrician it can be reassured that it is just part and parcel of being pregnant. Pain, however is not normal and when experienced during pregnancy it is no different. In fact, it’s your body signalling your brain that something isn’t sitting quite right: be it joint irritation, muscular imbalance or inflammation.
Pregnancy pain may be alleviated by chiropractic manipulation and when combined with exercise it is extremely effective.
Is it safe?
Chiropractic manipulation is safe to be performed on all areas of the spine during pregnancy. As your body changes, modifications to the adjustments are made to adapt to them. Based on your chiropractor’s assessment, gentler techniques could also be utilised as hormonal changes could affect the way your body responds to and handles pain. If you’re interested in finding out more have a chat to your chiropractor at your next appointment.
Sernet, R., Winterstein, J., & Cambron, J. (2007) Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapy. Vol 30(4): pp. 263-269