Did you know that each week there are up to 300,000 visits to Australian chiropractors for a broad range of reasons, including low back pain? Chiropractors are the spinal health experts and are the only health professionals who study the neuromuscular system for 5 years full time at university. Spinal manipulation is one of several options which include exercise, massage and physical therapy that can provide some relief to low-back pain.
An interesting fact that you may not know; in the Western World, 80% of the population will experience disabling low back pain during their lives.
What a staggering statistic!
In healthcare systems around the world, back pain is common, poorly managed and very expensive- both in terms of treatment costs and the indirect costs of disability and lost productivity.Estimates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2014–15 National Health Survey shows about 3.7 million Australians (16% of the population) have back problems.
In 2008–09, around 1.8% of total health-care expenditure in Australia ($1.2 billion) was attributed to back problems.
In 2011, ‘back pain and problems’ were the third leading cause of disease burden in Australia, accounting for 3.6% of the total burden across all diseases and injuries.
A study in a medical publication (Spine) on lower back pain has shown that compared to those who sought care from medical doctors, Chiropractic patients were more likely to be satisfied with their care and less likely to seek care from another provider for that same episode of pain.
These reasons can vary from chronic or frequent headaches, lower back pain, or just general chiropractic care to sustain and maintain optimal nervous system function.
Patients also attend because they find that chiropractic benefits such things as general well being and helps to contribute to an increase in vitality.
Chiropractic treatment represents the pinnacle of best practice for lower back pain and other biomechanical, spinal related conditions. It is extremely safe and does not use drugs.
At the Mount Street Chiropractic Centre we have over 34 years in dealing with such conditions and the challenges that they bring.
All assessments and treatments are based on sound clinical practices and techniques and a positive client outcome is out main priority.
Mount Street Chiropractic Centre is located close to the following locations West Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Eaglemont, Alphington, Fairfield, Macleod, Rosanna, Viewbank, Bulleen, Springthorpe, Ivanhoe or East Ivanhoe and is easily accessible by both public and private transport.
Book an appointment with our friendly chiropractor Dr Joe Donnoli today.