Chiropractic Techniques for Low Back Pain | Geelong Chiropractor

Low back pain is a prevalent condition that can significantly impact daily life and overall well-being. Seeking chiropractic care is a popular choice for many individuals seeking non-invasive and drug-free treatment options. Our Geelong chiropractors employ a variety of techniques to address low back pain and promote spinal health. In this blog post, we will explore common chiropractic techniques used for low back pain, what to expect during a chiropractic session, and the potential benefits of chiropractic care.

 

Benefits & Consideration of Chiropractic care

 

Non-Invasive and Drug-Free Approach:

Chiropractic care offers a conservative treatment option without relying on medications or surgical interventions.

Pain Relief and Improved Function:

Chiropractic techniques can help alleviate low back pain, reduce inflammation, and restore spinal function.

Holistic Approach:

Chiropractors often emphasise overall wellness, promoting healthy lifestyle choices and offering advice on nutrition and exercise.

Individualised Treatment:

Chiropractic care is tailored to each patient’s specific needs, considering factors such as age, health condition, and preferences.

What to Expect During a Chiropractic Session

Initial Consultation:

The chiropractor will discuss your medical history, current symptoms, and perform a comprehensive muscular, skeletal and nervous system examination.

Further diagnostic imaging may be advised, such as a MRI, X-ray or ultrasound to assess the spine’s structure and identify any underlying conditions.

Treatment Sessions:

Chiropractic sessions typically involve a series of visits, depending on the severity and nature of your low back pain.

Each session may last around 15 to 45 minutes, but this can vary based on your individual needs.

Communication and Informed Consent:

Your chiropractor will have in-depth discussion with you, the client, around the nature of your condition, what options are available to you based on your goals, needs and resources available.

Before performing any techniques, your chiropractor will discuss the benefits and risks associated with any technique or modality, allowing you to make an informed decision.

What to Expect During a Chiropractic Session

Spinal Adjustment (Manipulation):

High-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) thrusts are applied to specific vertebrae to restore normal joint motion, function and alignment.

Chiropractors use their hands or specialized instruments to deliver precise adjustments.

Adjustments may produce a popping sound (cavitation), which is the release of gas bubbles in the joint fluid.

Mobilisation:

Gentle stretching and manual techniques are used to improve joint mobility and reduce pain.

This technique involves low-force movements and is well-suited for patients who may not be suitable for high-velocity adjustments.

Soft Tissue Therapy:

Chiropractors may incorporate soft tissue techniques such as massage, myofascial release, dry needling and trigger point therapy.

These techniques aim to reduce muscle tension, alleviate soft tissue restrictions, and promote healing.

Exercises and Rehabilitation Therapy:

Chiropractors often prescribe specific exercises to strengthen the supporting muscles of the lower back and improve flexibility.

Rehabilitation programs may include stretching, core stabilisation exercises, and postural correction techniques.

Geelong chiropractor performing manual adjustment to lower lumbar spine
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