Noel first attended the North Sydney Spine and Health Centre in January 2014 complaining of dull consistent lower back pain due to poor posture. Noel’s pain was worse in the morning and he felt his posture was gradually worsening.
Dr Adam Schober applied postural therapy and he noted his improved ability to breathe and how much easier it was to stand upright without conscious effort. His lower back pain had disappeared in the mornings and Noel states he has noticed improvements in his standing and sitting posture.
Things to notice on Noel’s posture assessments:
– Head back
– Looking Straighter
– Shoulders back and chest out
– Upper back straighter
– Natural lower back curve
– Noel’s posture looks natural and confident
If you have poor posture and lower back pain, visit a chiropractor at North Sydney or Crows Nest Spine and Health.
Andrew first visited the Crows Nest Spine & Health Clinic in July of 2014 complaining of recent pain between his shoulder blades and chronic lower back pain both made worse by lifting.
After being treated with postural therapy by Dr Adrienne Leahy, Andrew rarely feels any discomfort or pain in his back anymore. He’s also noticed that his breathing and exercise has improved now that his posture is in a safe and healthy range.
Things to Notice:
Want lower back pain and shoulder pain solutions?
If you are suffering from lower back pain and shoulder pain, made worse by lifting, contact the chiropractors at Spine & Health Crows Nest and North Sydney for advice. We are Sydney’s posture experts. Call 02 9460 8459 or complete our online inquiry form.
Have you ever heard of someone having a “slipped” disc, a bulged disc, or a disc herniation? All of these terms refer to the same thing! One thing must be cleared up to start though – you cannot physically “slip” your disc! It’s anatomically impossible!!
A disc herniation are caused by excessive load forces and can also be idiopathic (unknown). In between each of your vertebrae your discs sit as your natural “shock absorbers”, which are made up of a fibrous annular ring and a soft centre.
When put under excessive load by lifting heavy items for example, it is possible to tear the outer annular ring, which allows for the soft centre (nucleus pulposis) to push through. Due to the make up of the body, that is the presence of ligaments and such encasing structures, it is most common for herniation to occur in a posterio-lateral direction, although it as been known to occur medially.
So does it cause pain??
A herniated disc does not necessarily cause pain! It depends on the location of the herniation and whether or not it is in contact with, or causes disturbance to, spinal nerve roots.
The herniated disc can push directly on nerve roots, which are interpreted as pain thus alerting you to the problem. Similarly, in trying to stabilize the area, your body can invoke an inflammatory response, which equally puts pressure on the nerve roots and also sends pain signals!
How Chiropractic care can help…
Chiropractic care aims at relieving your painful symptoms by correcting your posture. In realigning your vertebrae to their correct or more ideal position, pressure on the disc causing the herniation is released, allowing it to recoil to it’s ideal position and to repair itself.
If you suffer from back pain you could be suffering from a disc herniation! To find out more and to have your posture checked, please come and visit one of your local chiropractors here at Spine and Health. Conveniently located on the Lower North Shore in Crows Nest and North Sydney the Spine and Health Chiro’s are the experts in Pain and Posture.
They will conduct a digital postural analysis and come up with a specially designed plan of action for you should they decide that Chiro care would benefit you and your wellbeing.
To relieve the pain of your disc herniation, to look better, move better, and feel better, please call today.