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Serving Melbourne

for over 20 years

35 Churchill Ave , Maidstone

VIC 3012, Australia

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Serving Melbourne
for over 30 years

Group 11

35 Churchill Ave , Maidstone, VIC 3012, Australia

Chiropractic Help for lower back pain

For many people, Chiropractic has been their saving grace, the relief they’ve been looking for. Whilst many associate Chiropractic with low back pain treatment, understanding the many different causes of low back pain and what forms of treatment should be applied can be very complicated to understand.

Is Chiropractic for Low Back Pain Manipulation?

Many believe that Chiropractic is all about manipulating or cracking spines. It’s a belief system that has been created by many over decades of observation. Whilst it’s true that Chiropractors are experts at performing highly specific and safe forms of manipulation commonly referred to as adjustments and from the outside it might seem the most common thing Chiropractors do, what happens behind the scenes is a lot more complicated.

Our Chiropractors are experts in treating low back pain.

The Causes of Low Back Pain

Back pain can be caused by dysfunction of many different systems. You’re probably already aware of the most obvious causes such as muscular strains, arthritis and imbalances or disc issues, but there’s a lot more to low back pain than simply biomechanics.

Here are just some of the things we’ve seen associated with Low Back Pain:

  • Spinal Disc Damage
  • Muscular imbalances
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive dysfunction, including ileocecal valve changes
  • Hormonal changes
  • Neurological changes
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Foot problems and pronation
  • Dietary imbalances
  • Posture, including sitting, driving and sleeping
  • Poor Mattress or pillow support

Biggest Cause of recurrent Low Back Pain

One of the biggest causes of unresolving low back pain we see in our office is dysfunction of a small ligament called the iliolumbar ligament. This ligament connects the pelvis to the lumbar spine and helps guide and regulate movement of this area.

When the ligament is injured, we often see changes in muscular firing patterns in walking and lifting and altered function in the sacroiliac joints and lower lumbar spine.

Sometimes muscular strengthening of the core may help reduce issues with this area, but a thorough assessment and investigation can often identify the underlying driver of dysfunction and potentially reduce the need for ongoing stretches and exercises.

Why we’re different at Spinewise

Lower back pain treatment requires a thorough investigation into all the factors that influence spinal, muscular and neurological function. A one-fits all approach to dealing with back pain can often lead to an ongoing need for therapy, poor results and potentially aggravation of your problem.

This is why we spend up to an hour initially with every patient we see to clearly define what your problem is, how it is affecting you, what you want to achieve and the physical, muscular, neurological, physiological and visceral influences components that might be contributing to your back pain.

We then carefully structure a strategy to address all of these components in a logical, clear, precise and timely manner to maximize your potential to achieve the best result possible.

Will I have to be cracked?

You might be surprised to learn that with all the in-depth investigations we perform to get to the root of your problem, it’s actually quite rare that we would ‘need’ to manipulate your spine. Even in those specific cases where it might be required, there are still other methods and means we have of achieving healthy movement in the spine that does not require manipulation.

Expert Chiropractic for Low Back Pain

Our team has done hundreds of hours of post graduate training to broaden our knowledge and provide you with a comprehensive approach to dealing with back pain. Training in NeuroEmotional Techinque (NET), Applied Kinesiology (AK), biochemistry and nutrition, herbals and supplementation, foot health and orthotics, biomechanics, functional health care and much more…

What this means for you is gone are the days of coming in getting manipulated and going home. Every person we see has a detailed program of care that is outlined with specific stages, steps and a timeline designed to bring them back to good health.

This often means no 2 sessions are usually the same. As Dr. Trevor (Founder and Chiropractor) often says “we have the goal to correct an issue properly the first time so it doesn’t return. As such we generally shouldn’t need to correct the same thing twice. This allows us to cover more problems, be more specific and achieve better results than we used to see through just manipulation alone.”

If you’re looking for fast, effective care that gets to the root of your problem then click here to book online now or give our team a call on 9318 7758.

Not sure still?

Give our team a call on 9318 7758, we’re more than happy to have a chat and discover if we might be able to help you to.



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Serving Melbourne
for over 20 years