Is an exercise injury stopping you in your tracks? Has returning to a healthy lifestyle after lockdown been difficult on your body? Maybe you’ve been practising some bad habits lately, or want to keep a healthy back? This Spinal Health Week (24-30 May) we are asking our patients and community to Consider a Chiro for their back pain.
Back pain is one of the most burdensome physical conditions facing Australians and the prevalence of back pain in society is astonishing. The Institute of Health & Welfare estimates around 4 million Australians (16% of the population) have back problems.1
With pain being the main symptom of most back problems, along with back stiffness, it is also estimated that 70–90% of people will suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives.1 This can also take a toll on your mental health, impacting your social relationships, your ability to focus, do your work and enjoy your hobbies.
The average Australian is required to sit for more than half their day, whether for work or for leisure, which certainly doesn’t help.2 Your back pain can be triggered by sedentary behaviour caused by inactivity. However, we don’t want your pain to stop you from being your most active self. As a nation of sports lovers and weekend warriors, it’s important that back pain from exercise injuries or postural complications doesn’t stop you in your tracks.
Living with back pain or back stiffness does not have to be part of everyday life. We at Happy Healthy Bodies are well equipped to care for your back (back pain) whether it be a new episode of pain or a pre-existing condition. Chiropractors carefully assess each patient individually and tailor their care accordingly, by using a variety of non-surgical techniques, such as specific spinal adjustments, manual therapy, rehabilitation, and low-force interventions.
If you want to simply keep your spinal health in check, then we can also provide you with care, including exercise programs, lifestyle advice and assistance to help you maintain your spinal health as well as your wellbeing.
This Spinal Health Week is a great time to Consider a Chiro and to make an appointment with us to take control of your back pain!
Contact 03 9095 7990 to book an appointment with us today. Appointments are available at our Ringwood East and Hammer’s Gym (Nunawading) offices.
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/back-problems/contents/what-are-back-problems
- Heart Foundation, ‘Sit Less, Move More,’ 2020: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/heart-health-education/sit-less-move-more
- AIHW: Kreisfeld R & Harrison JE 2020. Hospitalised sports injury in Australia, 2016–17, Injury Research and Statistics Series no. 131. Canberra: AIHW.