Many people living in Mandurah suffer from long-term back pain or neck pain, and while we know that chiropractic is great at helping to manage the physical component of this complex condition, there is more that can be done...
When treating back pain, chiropractors often take a holistic approach, and will assess not just the area that is painful, but take the time to look at the spine as an integrated whole. This is because a problem in one area of your spine may affect another area of your body through compensatory reactions.
One of the many reasons people visit a chiropractor is for relief of sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica is a general term that can refer to several possible symptoms arising from various different causes. Confusing right? The good news is that chiropractic is often helpful in treating many of the underlying causes of sciatic nerve pain.
At Waters Family Chiropractic, Mandurah WA, we believe in the K.I.S.S principle - keep it simple, stupid! The more simple and easy an exercise/ stretch is, the more likely we are to do it! Even better - a recent study has found increasing benefits for people who perform a particular type of neck exercise called ‘isometric neck exercises.’
Lets take a wild guess. I would say you are slumped in a chair or leaning over a table whilst reading this, with your head tilted forward and shoulders curved. And, if you are using a mobile device to read this, you are probably even more stooped with your arms bent at your side. Am I right? This familiar posture is what causes “Text Neck Syndrome”.
A chiropractic adjustment is much more gentle than most people imagine, involving a quick, direct movement to a specific spinal joint. At Waters Family Chiropractic, there is no bone snapping or warrior-style pulling heads off spinal columns! Most people after a chiropractic adjustment describe feeling “lighter”, having greater ease in moving the body, and being able to stand up taller.
So, you may have heard the news. According to a study published on April Fools Day 2015, Paracetamol has been deemed useless in the treatment of low back pain. And that's no joke! The study published was a review of 13 trials published around the world, and reported on the effects of paracetamol based on more than 5,000 patients.