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Back Pain Treatment in Preston

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Back pain is one of the most common reasons that lead patients to seek professional healthcare. It can start as a niggle that builds over time or it can develop suddenly. Some people may experience variations of improvement but often it can resurface and develop with more persistent pain and without proper treatment can have a considerable impact on your everyday life.

So if you’ve been suffering and you’re in need of back pain treatment in Preston, contact the team at Northside Chiropractic today to book an initial consultation, or to find out more information about our bespoke treatment plans.

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Symptoms of Back and Spine Pain

Symptoms of back pain will often vary depending on whether you’re suffering from acute or chronic pain.

Acute Pain

Acute back pain can either occur suddenly after an injury or fall, or it can be gradual and present over time. The most common symptoms associated with acute back pain are:

  • A sharp pain that may radiate from the lumbar spine and around your limbs
  • Tingling & Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Neck stiffness

Chronic Pain

When back pain is persistent (chronic), it can present differently depending on the nature of the cause:

  • Chronic low back pain can cause muscle aches and flare-ups and makes everyday tasks seem tedious.
  • Difficulty sleeping – those with chronic lower back pain may struggle to find comfort when trying to sleep
  • Sciatica – a common chronic back pain condition – can lead to leg pain and numbness in the extremities
adjusting persons back 2Our chiropractor uses gentle techniques to manipulate your spine to give you pain relief and freedom of movement.

Common Causes Of Back And Spine Pain

Mechanical

This includes traumatic injuries to the spine or the surrounding soft tissue. Examples of mechanical injuries include fractures (spondylolisthesis), lumbago (caused by excessive strain on the paraspinal muscles from injury or poor posture), and disc herniation (leading to nerve compression).

Degenerative

Degenerative conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (also known as inflammatory arthritis), spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease can cause progressive, chronic pain.

Inflammatory

Inflammation of the joints and muscles in the back can lead to debilitating pain. The most common forms of inflammation include ankylosing spondylitis and sacroiliitis.

Oncologic

If a tumour (either benign or malignant) forms along the spinal cord, then pressure can be put on the nerves which leads to significant pain and often reduced mobility.

Infections

Infections that affect any region of the back (from your cervical spine down to your lower back) can result in significant pain and discomfort.

It is important to note that back pain can stem from an underlying cause or non-back-related injuries, such as kidney disease, biliary colic, and even pneumonia, which should not be excluded when diagnosing the origin of your pain. When seeking back pain treatment in Preston, remember to present your entire medical history to your allied health professionals.

The Impact Back Pain Can Have on Your Life

Most people, at some point in their life, will struggle with back pain. For some, it can considerably hinder the quality of life and contribute to the development of depression and anxiety as a result of the sedentary lifestyle.

A painful back can have a significant impact on all aspects of life including:

  • daily activities
  • family life
  • work, recreation and social activities

But there’s a lot you and your healthcare team can do to deal with back pain so you can get on with life.

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By using special massaging equipment, our team can help treat muscle spasms as well as reduce muscle tension, which leads to reduced back and neck pain and improved movement.

What Back Pain Treatments Are Available For Patients?

For most, back pain is usually not that serious, with the vast majority of patients recovering within 6 weeks with conservative treatments. Over-the-counter pain medications are normally enough to alleviate the pain. However, in more severe cases, stronger treatments may be required following a physical examination by your practitioner. Available treatments include:

  • Painkillers: Most pains felt in the back can be alleviated using over-the-counter, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. Other pain relievers such as paracetamol can help reduce your pain but won’t affect any inflammation in your back.
  • Topical creams and ointments: Some topical products have been shown to be of significant benefit to alleviate pain. Many of them contain anti-inflammatory properties and mild anaesthetic to help numb the area.
  • Muscle relaxants: These can be prescribed by a specialist to help treat severe pain caused by muscle spasms. They produce their effects by acting on the central nervous system to reduce pain.
  • Antidepressants: Only prescribed by a specialist, antidepressants have an off-label use in the treatment of back pain. They work by acting upon the brain signalling pathway to reduce pain.
  • Steroid injections: Cortisone injections may be recommended for severe back pain. These injections typically provide relief for around 3 months.
  • Chiropractic treatmentsphysical therapy: By assessing a detailed history of your back pain to discover the root of the issue and then using a variety of strengthening exercises and techniques, experts can help relieve pain and improve function and mobility.
  • Surgery: If all conservative treatments have failed, or you have suffered from a fracture or sinister injury, then surgery may be recommended.
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Our chiropractor offers non-invasive lower back pain treatment, to help restore function to poorly moving spinal joints, in order to return to your normal daily activities without limitation.

Our Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain

Chiropractic treatment can help reduce pain and improve mobility with a series of strategies, that include:

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Massage techniques
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Core stabilisation advice
  • Exercise and strengthening rehab

We can also help with many other common conditions.

Chiropractic treatment primarily focuses on restoring function to poorly moving spinal joints, as well as reducing muscle tension and increasing muscle strength resulting in reduced pain and improved movement. Our experienced chiropractor uses modern and innovative techniques to massage your affected and manipulate your spine to ensure your musculoskeletal system is properly aligned.

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Why Choose Northside Chiropractic as your Back & Spine Pain Chiropractor

With over 5 years of experience as a certified chiropractor, Dr Lenče Veljanoska provides you with a patient-centred approach to help you feel better, move better and live better. Our treatments are designed with your comfort in mind, ensuring that the treatment plan is based on your specific condition and desired outcomes.

We offer a variety of treatment options for a number of conditions that affect your mobility. So, if you are experiencing pains and aches in your back, whether present for long periods or come on acutely, then we are here to help.

Meet Our Chiropractor

Dr Lenče Veljanoska

Lenče is a northern suburbs native and completed her Chiropractic degree at RMIT University. It was there that she founded the RMIT Student Neurology Club and was the vice-president of the RMIT Chiropractic Students Association for 2 years running.

Northside Chiropractic is Lenče’s passion as it provides her with the opportunity to give back to the community that gave her so much growing up. Above all, she wants to help people of all ages reach their full potential through chiropractic care.

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How to Book An Appointment

We are conveniently located at 307 High Street, Preston 2 minutes away from Preston Station.

Phone: (03) 9086 8970
Email: info@northsidechiropactic.com.au

Office Hours

Day
Hours

Monday
8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most common questions surrounding chiropractic back pain treatment are answered below.

How is back pain diagnosed?

A chiropractic diagnosis of back pain typically involves assessing your symptoms, your social and medical history and a thorough physical examination. If our chiropractor believes the root of your problem requires more prominent medical attention, then we will refer you to the appropriate specialist.

How do you prevent back pain?

One of the best ways to prevent pain in your back is by getting checked regularly by your chiropractor and keeping your back muscles strong through regular exercise. Most importantly, make sure to follow appropriate techniques when carrying out heavy lifting to prevent further injury or more stress on your joints and muscles.

What’s the best way to manage my back pain?

Pain in your back can be managed by getting adjusted regularly by our chiropractor, or by using over-the-counter painkillers and cold packs and ensuring you get sufficient rest to allow your muscles to heal.

Which specialist is best for back pain?

Pain in the lower back of the lumbar spine can be attended to by a back pain chiropractor. If your pain is present in any other region of the back, or is severe and limiting your ability to move, then we can refer you to a rheumatologist, neurologist, or orthopaedic surgeon depending on the nature of your pain.

Is the spine the source of all back pain?

Not necessarily, pain in the back can occur as a result of injury to your lower extremities which leads you to put excess stress on your back. Infections, viruses, and genetic conditions are all common causes of back pain that do not necessarily involve the spine, but the nerves within the spinal canal. The spine is the suit of armour for your nervous system.

How many visits do I need?

The number of visits you need depends entirely on your presentation and individual characteristics. Our chiropractor will give you an informed treatment plan that has the number of recommended visits within it.


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