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Spinal Condition – Back Pain

Quick links for Spinal Conditions:
Back Pain, Pinched Nerve, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Slipped Disc,
Spinal Degeneration, Trauma, Whiplash.

Pain of any kind is a signal that something is not right. Some people silence their symptoms with a pain reliever and ignore the message but that would be like removing the battery to quieten a smoke detector.

Drugs can silence the painful alarm, but overlook the cause; it could be likened to a smoke alarm without batteries.

Drugs can silence the painful alarm, but overlook the cause; it could be likened to a smoke alarm without batteries.

Two Common Causes
The nerve-rich facet joints on the back of each spinal bone are a common cause of back pain. The pain can be a sign these interlocking ‘fingers’ are not moving right.
The discs between spinal bones can also be involved. Trauma can cause the soft, pulpy material in the middle to bulge, putting pressure on nearby nerves.
Your Choices:

Ignore it – Problems may worsen
Bed rest – Defer and prolong the problem
Therapy – Further stress malfunctioning joints
Medicine – Numbs the body and problem remains
Surgery – The most serious last resort
Chiropractic – Natural and effective

The Chiropractic Approach
Specific chiropractic adjustments can help improve spinal function. By restoring the way your spine works, discs and soft tissues may heal, nerve involvement may be reduced, pain can ease and better stability can return.

Frequently Asked Questions:

? Isn’t some back pain normal?

Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something is not right. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since humans adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem may slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.

? What about muscle relaxants?

Chiropractors rely on natural methods. When properly applied, ice and other natural products can have a pain relieving and muscle relaxing effect without the unwanted side effects associated with some pain medications.

? How does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic exploits the bodies natural self-healing and self-regulation which is controlled directly by your nervous system. The body has an inbuilt/innate ability to heal itself – see how quickly the body’s response is to a small cut to the finger.

Millions of instructions flow from the brain, down the spinal cord and out to every organ and tissue. Signals sent to and from the brain confirm if the body is working correctly or incorrectly. Improper movement or position of the moving bones of the spine (which holds and protects the spinal cord) can interfere with this vital exchange of information, which in turn results in irritated nerves that compromise the function of related organs and tissues.

Specific spinal adjustments are designed to improve mind/body communications. Health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.

Appointments – Anthony Papaleo at East Bentleigh Health Group
884 Centre Road, East Bentleigh | (03) 9579 3999 |