Dr Aldenhoven, Chiropractor, treating back painBusy GPs only get a short time-slot in which to assess, diagnose and prescribe for every patient. This might be why so many prescriptions for anti inflammatory medications and painkillers are written for patients suffering from low back pain, one of the most common reasons for any of us to visit a Doctor’s surgery.

By contrast, Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr Tyson Aldenhoven of Lygon Chiropractic is able to take a holistic approach to the treatment of his patients. Before deciding on any course of treatment – or even whether Chiropractic is the right way to treat your back pain, he will carry out a detailed assessment.

By evaluating things like:

  • Your current medical status, this will include finding out about any prescription medications or supplements you are currently taking and whether you have an existing condition such as diabetes, arthritis or cardio-vascular problems
  • Your previous medical history, including previous illnesses, surgery or trauma causing fractures or other injuries
  • General questions, about your height and weight, your level of physical activity, the type of job you do and so on

As you might imagine, this kind of detailed evaluation puts a Chiropractor in a great position to assess the cause of your back pain so if you want to get to the root of the problem instead of masking your symptoms, call Lygon Chiropractic today on 9381 1991 and arrange a consultation.

You can be sure of getting the right treatment as, if the assessment shows there is a problem that makes your back pain unsuitable for Chiropractic care, you will be referred for alternative treatment.

How Will a Chiropractor Treat Back Pain?

When most people hear the word Chiropractor, they think of someone who deals with relieving pain by manipulating the spine. While this is definitely a significant part of a Chiropractor’s work, it is not the whole story. Chiropractic involves gentle realignment, stretching and balancing the body to stimulate its own healing mechanisms.

After your initial evaluation, a treatment plan designed to treat the root cause of your problem will begin. Most people are out of pain quite quickly, but a series of treatments to maximise symptom relief, followed by rehabilitation care at less frequent intervals will provide the long-term health and rehabilitation benefits, not just for your back but also for your general well-being.

Dr Aldenhoven may also prescribe some gentle stretching exercises and others designed to strengthen the core muscles in your stomach and back.

Chiropractic Patients with Back Pain Do Better

Chiropractic treatment has become well-recognized as a safe and effective way of treating back pain. Many GPs are now referring patients to Chiropractors simply because it is a better way of treating the whole patient, without the need for strong painkillers or anti-inflammatory medications. It also gets people feeling better and back to being more mobile, more quickly in most cases than other treatments.

Indeed, the results of a study published in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia comparing medical treatment for low back pain, with Chiropractic treatment demonstrate this very clearly. More patients who received Chiropractic care avoided developing chronic, long-term pain and disability and made a complete recovery from their symptoms. In addition, they got better more quickly, taking less time off from work or no sick leave at all.

If you have back pain, do not risk it becoming a chronic problem, find out whether Chiropractic could help you to get back to feeling better and pain-free by calling us on 9381 1991 today.