Back pain and joint pain are very common in golf players.
If left untreated, not only can this worsen and may affect other parts of the body as well. Chiropractors can help your back and joint pain along with a range of other musculoskeletal conditions found in golf – I am located in Carindale, however I can reach you via my mobile service over most areas in Brisbane.
A chiropractor uses a number of different tests and procedures to determine where the problem comes from and help improve your function. This in turn then helps with pain.
Using specific adjustment procedures, a chiropractor understand the intrinsic relationship between the spinal column, discomfort and movement.
Chiropractors don’t only treat acute pain they also treat chronic pain.
Chronic pain is defined as continuous ongoing pain that persists beyond the expected time frame.
Many people may not be aware that chiropractors have a great deal of success in treating chronic pain. Chronic pain can be the result of injury or wear & tear of the joints, inflammation & muscle tension, presenting as neck pain, back pain, sciatica, & herniated discs. Conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, shingles, nerve damage, degenerative disc disease also respond well to chiropractic treatments.
Many assume that they only need to see a chiropractor when they suffer a severe injury or only when it is prescribed by their physician. The truth is that, seeing your chiropractor on a regular basis has many advantages; especially in chronic pain that go towards improving your quality of life, your movement efficiency and relieving you of unnecessary aches and pains.
What to expect when going to the chiropractor
Things you might not know about visiting a chiropractor – treatments are usually hands on, however you do not need to get undressed. Techniques such as light massage, muscular manipulations, the use of heat & cold packs and other methods may provide a pain free or minimal pain options.
A chiropractic examination will include orthopaedic and neurological tests to assess:
- The range of motion of the affected area
- Muscle tone
- Muscle strength
- Neurological integrity
- Gait (The way you walk)
- Posture analysis
Regular visits to your chiropractor pay off exponentially.
Visiting a chiropractor ensures that you perform better and stay well.
Professional athletes make a habit of visiting chiropractors because they have realised it makes them better performers and it helps them stay on top of their game. Seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis goes a long way in helping professional athletes to prevent unnecessary injury; to speed up their healing process after an injury; improve their coordination and balance while performing, ultimately giving them a greater competitive edge. The same can be applied to non-athletes. As a regular Joe, chronic neck pain or back pain could be rendering you inefficient. Seeing a chiropractor after an injury can bring you back to peak levels in much faster time. Let’s face it you don’t want to be out of the game for a moment longer than necessary.
Chiropractors help manage long standing injuries.
What most people do not realize is that pain, be it immobilizing or just simply a slight discomfort, is often the last symptom of a long standing dysfunction within the body. By the time you decide to seek the help of a chiropractor, you might have been suffering a miss-aligned skeletal system or back for months without realizing it. It is also important to note that just because you are not in pain does not mean that your body is working in optimal conditions. Additionally, taking painkillers that temporarily relieve you of the pain does not mean that the underlying injury or biomechanical dysfunction is cured. These sort of background problems persist for much longer than most people realize.
About 3 million Australians suffer from back pain. About 99%of these are a result of musculoskeletal problems which respond extremely well to chiropractic treatments.
Visiting a chiropractor regularly is your best chance of finding out whether or not you have hidden bio mechanical issues that need sorting out before it is too late. Failure to do so will only leave you more vulnerable and susceptible to further injury and even immobility.
One of the most common deterrence that keeps most people from going to the chiropractor is the anticipation of pain. Couple that with the fact that most people believe that once they start seeing a chiropractor they will be doing so forever, and many will shy away. The truth is that chiropractic adjustments usually do not hurt.
Additionally, it is impractical to assume that you will be seeing a chiropractor forever once you start going. Although it is advisable to pay regular visits to a chiropractor, it is not an obligation. Your chiropractor will chart a course of treatment that will help you find relief, how long this takes will depend on the severity of your dysfunction & the time that you have suffered from it.. It could take two visits or it could take a few more. You are not obligated to keep going forever. Give us a call today and start your wellness journey in the hands of a professional