Effective Treatment For Back Pain - Mornington
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- Comprehensive History
- Health Goal Setting
- Orthopedic Exam
- Neurological Exam
- Biostructural Exam
- 3D Posture Analysis
- Range Of Motion Exam
- Referral For Diagnostic Imaging
- First Follow Up Treatment
Experience Relief from Back Pain with
Our Mornington Chiropractic Care
One of the primary motivations for individuals to seek medical attention is back pain, which can manifest as a gradual discomfort that intensifies over time or an abrupt onset of sharp pain.
Despite potential fluctuations in symptoms, persistent back pain can re-emerge and worsen, significantly affecting daily life if left untreated. Read on to find out more about our chiropractic services and how they can help, if you’re suffering from back pain in Mornington.
Assessment & Diagnosis
At Ripple Chiropractic, we hear your story and take a detailed history. To that end, we create an individualised treatment plan including Assessment & Diagnosis aimed at achieving the functional goals we set together.
Treatment & Therapy
Treatment & Therapy forms an integral part of our holistic approach to treating the whole body, not just a complaint in isolation to ensure our patients experience long-term health and wellness. Our Frankston chiropractors utilise a variety of techniques including diversified, drop piece, activator, blocks, soft tissue, and more.
Continued Care is a crucial part of the recovery process, which is why we take the time to understand the root of your problem in order to provide the best and most effective treatment.
Common causes of back pain in Mornington
Back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Muscle or ligament strain – a common cause of back pain and often occurs as a result of heavy lifting, sudden movement, or poor posture
- Bulging or ruptured discs – discs act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae of the spine and if the soft, jelly-like material inside a disc bulges or ruptures, it can put pressure on a nerve, causing back pain
- Arthritis – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can affect the spine, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility
- Osteoporosis – this condition causes the bones to become brittle and weak, increasing the risk of fractures in the spine
- Spinal stenosis – this condition involves the narrowing of the spinal canal, which can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, leading to back pain and other symptoms.
- Skeletal irregularities – abnormalities in the spine, such as scoliosis, can cause back pain, particularly in later life
- Infections or tumours – in rare cases, back pain can be caused by infections or tumours in the spine
Degenerative issues such as arthritis, osteoporosis, spondylosis and degenerative disc disease can cause severe back pain.
Symptoms of mid and lower back pain
The symptoms of back pain can vary depending on the individual and the underlying cause of the pain. However, some common symptoms of lower and mid back pain include:
- Aching, stiffness, or tension in the back
- Sharp or shooting pain that may be localised or radiate to other parts of the body
- Limited mobility or difficulty moving the back
- Muscle spasms or cramping
- Numbness or tingling sensations in the back, arms, or legs
- Weakness in the back or lower extremities
- Pain that worsens with physical activity or certain positions
- Difficulty standing, sitting, or sleeping comfortably
- Reduced range of motion in the back or spine
Stop Living in Pain and Regain Your Freedom
Lower back pain can often stem from the pelvis or pressure on a nerve in the lumbar spine. Whereas acute back pain can last from a few days to a few weeks, chronic pain lasts for more than three months.
Chiropractic treatments for back pain in Mornington
Chiropractic treatment for back pain typically involves manual adjustments and manipulation of the spine and other joints to relieve pain and improve mobility. Here are some common chiropractic treatments for back pain:
Your chiropractor uses their hands or a device to apply a controlled, sudden force to a joint, which can help improve joint function and reduce pain.
Your chiropractor uses slower, more gentle movements to stretch and loosen the joints and muscles, improving mobility and reducing pain.
Soft tissue therapy
This involves a range of techniques, such as soft tissue massage and trigger point therapy, to target muscle tension and reduce pain.
Exercise and stretching
Your chiropractor may recommend specific exercises and stretches to help improve posture, strengthen the back muscles, and reduce pain.
Heat and cold therapy
This involves applying heat or cold to the affected area to reduce inflammation and ease pain.
Your chiropractor may recommend changes to your diet, exercise routine, or workplace ergonomics to reduce the risk of future back pain.
Chiropractic treatment of low back pain focuses on restoring function to poorly moving spinal joints, as well as reducing muscle tension and increasing core muscle strength.
Why Choose Ripple Chiropractic to
treat your back pain in Mornington?
We are committed as primary healthcare professionals to helping our patients live a pain-free life and resume their lifelong pursuit of health, fitness, and well-being. Reasons to choose us to treat your back pain in Mornington include:
Meet our Mornington chiropractors
Our Mornington Chiropractors have completed a minimum 5-year university degree and are registered with the Australian health board AHPRA. Our chiropractors have completed extensive studies in; anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, radiology, psychology, chemistry, neurology, research and chiropractic.
Dr Aleks Rayward
Dr Aleks is a passionate Chiropractor with a specific focus on musculoskeletal and neurological well-being, and the impact of chronic stress on the body in individuals of all ages. Aleks is committed to promoting spinal health and educating patients on the benefits of exercise and nutrition to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Dr Laura Priestley
Dr Laura has a special interest in supporting individuals and families to express their full health potential throughout their life. Laura’s passion for health and well-being started at an early age and led her to become a chiropractor.
Laura completed her Chiropractic degree at RMIT and since then she has completed further studies in SD protocol, SOT, Thompson Technique and Inspiral Paediatric care.
How to contact us
Our clinc is located at 4/192 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Frankston South, a short 3-minute drive from Frankston CBD, 2.1km from Monash Peninsula Frankston, 4km from Frankston Beach and 4km from Bayside shopping centre Frankston.
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4/192 Frankston, Flinders Rd, Frankston, South VIC, 3199
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- Monday 3PM- 7:30 PM
- Tuesday 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Wednesday 3PM – 7:30 PM
- Thursday 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Friday 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Sunday CLOSED
How to schedule an appointment for
back pain treatment in Melbourne
No matter whether your condition was caused by a sporting incident, a work accident or otherwise, we welcome the chance to serve you. You can book your initial chiropractic consultation by giving us a call on (03) 9864 1819 or you can fill out our online booking form.
If you have any more questions regarding our back pain services in Mornington, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime, please have a look at our most frequently asked questions below which may provide the additional information you’re looking for.
The best painkiller for lower back pain relief depends on the individual and the underlying cause of the pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be helpful for mild to moderate pain but prescription medications may be necessary for severe pain.
Back pain at night can be a red flag as it may be a sign of a more serious underlying condition, such as cancer or an infection. If you experience back pain at night, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Neck pain and low back pain can be related as they are both part of the spine. However, while they may have similar symptoms, the underlying causes and treatments may differ. You should consult with a healthcare professional for personalised treatment advice.
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Consultation + 1st Treatment
We are offering a special price for your consultation + 1st treatment which will include all of the following:
- Comprehensive history including chief complaint, trauma and medical history.
- Health goal setting
- Orthopedic exam
- Neurological Exam
- Biostructural Exam
- 3D posture analysis
- Range of motion exam
- Referral for diagnostic imaging if clinically appropriate
- First follow up treatment