Back Pain Treatment at Massey Family Chiropractor

Common Causes of Back Pain

Back pain can come from numerous sources. Pain can come from the joints, ligaments, discs and muscles. Restriction of movement and referred pain are common.

Back pain can be local or referred from muscles, ligaments and nerves. Muscles and ligaments can be strained or sprained. Back spinal joints that are inflamed and or arthritic can also be a source of pain. Restricted movement is common.

Spinal misalignment (and abnormal spinal bio-mechanics) are very common and the effect of these left uncorrected in the body is the major cause of back pain. The nerves in the upper lumbar spine supply the groin, thigh and knee so when they get irritated they can refer pain into these areas. The nerves in the lower lumbar spine supply the hamstring, calf and foot so when they get irritated they can refer pain to these areas. People that sit down for long periods are especially prone to back pain. Improper lifting technique (bending and twisting) and lifting stuff that’s too heavy is also a major cause of back pain.

Massey Family Chiropractor’s Back Pain Treatment Method

The chiropractor will examine your entire spine for spinal misalignment (and abnormal spinal bio-mechanics). The more misalignment that you have the more stress on your discs as well as your joints, ligaments and muscles. Chiropractors correct spinal misalignment with what we call an adjustment. With regard to back pain postural assessment is especially important. Chiropractors examine you from the feet up so flat feet, a short leg and muscle imbalances are looked for. Postural correction exercises and muscle release exercises are usually given.

Treatment Outcomes – What To Expect

Chiropractic treatment may reduce or resolve back pain. Unfortunately most people have imbalances in their spine and don’t realize it and it is only when they experience pain that they do something about it. Success is dependent on many factors. How long the problem has been there, the amount of wear and tear (as seen on x-ray), whether there is referred pain, job posture, and stress/social factors all have an impact on treatment outcomes.

Expect professional, up-to-date dedicated care with plenty of education and helpful advice. Understand that you are not locked into any treatment plan and can stop care at any time.

(Bsc Anatomy (NSW) M. Chiro)

Dr Steven Massey

Dr Steven Massey is the owner and principle chiropractor at the Massey Family Chiropractic Centre...

Dr Steven Massey is the owner and principle chiropractor at the Massey Family Chiropractic Centre.

Steven has over 24 years of experience in the chiropractic and natural health field and has owned and run his own practice in Dee Why for 20 years. He was mentored by Dr Malcolm Heningham (former chiropractor of the year) and continued and developed the practice to this day.

Steven has a wide scope of practice having success with a wide variety of conditions. Apart from the obvious back pain, neck pain and headaches he particularly enjoys working with families.

Steven’s patients range from babies to the elderly. Philosophically Steven prides himself in tailoring chiropractic techniques to suit the individual. Steven is married and has 3 sons that keep him very busy outside of work.

(BChiroSc, MChiro)AHPRA # CHI0002154722

Yuki Hio

Hello, my name is Yuki. I am from Japan. My passion for chiropractic started when I became a chiropractic patient myself...

Hello, my name is Yuki. I am from Japan. My passion for chiropractic started when I became a chiropractic patient myself and experienced first hand a pretty miraculous recovery. Before that, I grew up in a health conscious family and I have always had interest in health and wellbeing; but my first degree was actually in American Studies and Political Science. I never thought I would do a completely different study again. Although chiropractic degree was long and intense, I never regretted this change of path. My love for chiropractic is still growing and I get constantly amazed by just how much potential human body has. I am excited to join Massey Family Chiropractic, and I look forward to observing the significance of gentle yet powerful chiropractic care.

こんにちは。Yukiと申します。カイロプラクティックとの出会いは体の調子が悪く日常生活が大変な時でした。出歩くにも痛みがあったので 色々と療法を試し、 効果が出なくて困っていたときに、カイロプラクティックに救われました。そのあとカイロプラクターになってしまった訳ですが、日々人間の 体の治癒力の高さに驚いています。今も夢中です!

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