Back pain is very prevalent in Australia and 1 in 6 people suffer from it.
That’s approximately 3.7 million people within our population that suffer from symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness in the legs and many more. What’s more alarming is that many individuals who suffer from back pain are often provided with incorrect treatment and advice.
Once complicated and serious pathologies such as cancer, fracture, infections and arthritis are ruled out, physical therapy and alternative therapies have proven to be the most beneficial and less invasive approach to nonspecific lower back pain. Treatments such as spinal injections are believed to be “part of the medicalization of lower back pain” as quoted by Dr. Buchbinder, a professor and researched of clinical epidemiology at Monash University. Spinal fusion is another approach to nonspecific lower back pain that is “highly invasive with little evidence to merit the procedure”.
WHAT IS A SPINAL SCREENING?
We all want a healthy, long and pain free easy life. To achieve this we try to take good care of our health, well-being, and body. The key to this is the health of your spine and the function of your nervous system. Please allow us to help you understand and discover just how important a spinal screening is, and what our chiropractors will look for and how care can benefit your health now, and long term.
WHEN SHOULD I HAVE MY SPINE CHECKED?
If you haven't had your spine checked, consider this: How long would you go without brushing your teeth? Would you wait for your teeth to rot and fall out before you see a dentist? Would you wait for your car to break down before you book a service? Why not have a professional chiropractic assess the health of your spine before it starts to break down.
KEY BODY INDICATORS
Our Chiropractors look for the underlying cause of your health concern and provide recommendations for treatment and care. We will examine your spine, and use a computerised posture assessment tool that will analyse body position from the front and size to determine nerve interference and locate spinal misalignment.
There are 10 key body signals that our chiropractors will look for during your spine screening:
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Chiropractic treatment for sports injury and wellness
5 ways athletes benefit from chiropractic, remedial massage & myotherapy:
1. Undo the punishment the body takes in sports
2. Treatment appropriate for a variety of injuries - reduce pain
3.Non-invasive / drug free treatment
4. Injury prevention
5. Performance Enhancement
Remedial massage and myotherapy ensures a complete recovery and complements chiropractic are. Massage is often recommended along with chiropractic treatment, either before or after and adjustment, as part of a patient’s treatment regime. The combination of these treatments often produces more effective results, and faster healing for patients.
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Why use a FlexEze patch?
- Lower back pain
- Muscle pain
- Muscle dysfunction
- Soft Tissue Injury
- Menstrual Cramps
- Ligament Strain
- Joint Sprain
Why are Flexeeze patches effective?
FlexEze heat patches are air-activated.
They are designed to warm gradually.
Patches reach maximum heat in approximately 30 minutes.
Each patch will stay warm at a constant temperature for 12-24 hours.
They can be placed anywhere on the body comfortably.
They are 8cm x 10 cm in size.
How often can patches be used?
Patches can be used as often and as much as you like.
Please follow the recommendations for use described by your practitioner at ChiroCure Clinic.
How long will a patch last?
FlexEze patches deliver a sustained temperature, above 40 degrees for approximately 12-24 hours.
We recommend that you discard your patch once it begins to cool.
Patches are not water proof, so please remove before showering and re-apply once dry.
Where else can I use them?
They are great because they are light weight and easy to carry for long travel.
Patches can be used with traveling long distances on planes, boats, cars and trains.
Will heat help with my treatment?
If you are suffering from muscle aches and pain then heat can help to relieve.
If you are experiencing muscle spasms, Flezeze patches can help.
Releasing tight and tender muscles can help to aid in a quicker recovery.
Please ensure that you follow the directions of your ChiroCure Clinic practitioner.
Spinal degeneration can be a lifelong problem, knowing your condition can be the difference between a severe health problem or some minor lifestyle changes.
Our ChiroCure Clinic chiropractors use a combination of modern, state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques and lifestyle interventions that are scientific, ethical and evidence-based for clinical effectiveness.
This isn’t to say that individual results don’t vary, but rest assured, the lifestyle recommendations and rehabilitation programs that you will be given over the course of your care, are supported by one of the most evidence-based protocols for spinal recovery, wellness and prevention.
Why should we drink more water?
Water intake is extremely crucial for your body and even more so when your body is trying to heal from musculoskeletal issues. Our body needs oxygen to function optimally and many do not realise water intake is necessary to enhance their oxygen level.
The human body is composed of roughly 70-80% water and even more in the brain at approximately 85-90%. It is evidently noted that lowered water consumption may lead to a decrease in mental and physical function with possible headache symptoms such as dizziness or fatigue. When water intake is decreased, your muscles do tend to be more rigid and they are easily damaged and aggravated leading to aches and pains.
The most common misconception is that consuming fluids like coffee, tea or even soda will help with your body’s water level but it actually leads to further dehydration and our chiropractors recommend that you replace the intake of these types of fluids with even more water.
Ways to drink water for your health
If increasing your water intake seems like a task, try adding lemon or mint to make it taste better and less boring. Carry a water bottle with you at all times has been shown to increase water consumption without effort.
Drink water during meals can interfere with digestion, so it’s best to drink after meals. It is best to drink cool water as it is absorbed more quickly into the body. Ask your chiropractors and remedial massage therapists about more helpful tips on your next visit to ChiroCure Chiropractic Clinic StKilda East.
You may also download an app on your phone called 'Plant Nanny' to constantly remind you to stay hydrated.
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Throughout pregnancy an expectant mother experiences many hormonal and structural changes in order to prepare the mother’s body for the developing baby, as well as for the birth process.
Our chiropractors and remedial massage therapists may be able to help you to better manage pain and stress through all stages of your pregnancy and after birth.
For more information regarding appointments and therapeutic services available, please go to our pregnancy page.
Our massage therapist Grace Foong has done 6 years of pregnancy training and further learning courses. She has also completed an obstetrics massage course at university.
Dr Leski has a passion for working with pregnancy and paediatric chiropractic therapies, having worked with patients in the field for the past 7 years. She has completed four paediatric courses and pregnancy related seminars.
Changes to the body during pregnancy may include:
> Weight gain, as the breasts and uterus grow.
> Protruding abdomen - the abdominal muscles and tissues start to stretch as the baby continues to grow.
> Pelvic ligament loosening - due to the increased amounts of hormones necessary for birthing.
> Pelvic strain - this can occur as the body prepares to give birth.
> Joint instability - movement may become more difficult or painful, especially during the third trimester.
> Changes to the pelvis and sacrum position - muscles may strain to support the weight of the foetus.
> Postural changes; including an increased lumbar curve, low back sway, hip rotation, pelvis un-levelling.
> Ankle or knee strain - inflammation or pain is common as weight distribution changes occur.
Keep up to date with the latest health news, chiropractic & remedial massage therapy research, clinical trial data findings, home care advice, pain management plans, patient handouts, chiropractic exercises & stretches, video rehabilitation, adjusting information, ergonomic advice, condition / symptoms and more.
Phone (03)90135133 to book a consultation, or schedule online @www.chirocure.net/appointments
Family Chiropractic Care - Treatment for people of all ages.
Sport Injury Management - Full body and spinal injury management
Rehabilitation - in clinic advice and on site rehabilitation services including personalised rehabilitation programs, patient exercise manuals and various gym programs.
Pre and Post-Natal Musculoskeletal Care - pregnancy related management for pregnancy patients.
Applied Kinesiology - A chiropractic system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing with other standard methods of diagnosis)
Chiropractic spinal adjustments - Treatment tool applied with various treatments techniques.
ChiroCure Clinic StKilda East
The importance of radiology imaging in chiropractic treatment plans...
- Radiology Imaging procedures can be an integral part of chiropractic diagnostic procedures.
- Our chiropractors use X-ray images to help determining the health of your spine.
- Imaging will show any misalignment in the vertebrae and spine, and our chiropractors demonstrate and explain this is detail on your report of findings appointment report.
- X-rays can increase the safety and accuracy of your chiropractic care, and help to determine the right course of treatment and management program for you.
- We offer 100% bulk billed radiology imaging (xray) when referred by of our chiropractors. We can provide a referral form to any local radiology clinic, ie Capital Radiology Balaclava or Elsternwick, MIA Caulfield, Capital Connect Caulfield North.
If X-rays are required you will be referred to a local radiology clinic in Balaclava or Elsternwick.
Please ask one of our ChiroCure Clinic chiropractors to provide you with a referral next time you visit the clinic in StKilda or Elwood.
Our chiropractors take a thorough approach to your case, to help ensure that you will be provided with the highest standard of chiropractic care.
Based on the nature of your condition as well as a number of other factors, x-ray studies of your spine or injured body part may be required to identify subtle abnormalities of the spine, as well as more serious pathologies and the level of degeneration / nerve irritation present.
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Refer a friend or family member as a new patient to ChiroCure Clinic in Stkilda,
and receive a complimentary 15 minute remedial massage appointment
Valued at $25!
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Over time, when misalignments in the spine result in misalignment of the bones, you may suffer from chronic joint pain and show a limited range of motion in your shoulders, spine, hips, knees, ankles and feet.
At ChiroCure Clinic our therapists can help you!
For more information please contact us at ChiroCure Clinic StKilda East on (03)90135133.
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Our practitioners often use ultrasound therapy followed by adjusting the spine and area of dysfunction, this can help to stretch the joints and relive the pain.
Passive range of motion exercise may be followed by active range of motion exercise when our chiropractors incorporate ultrasound therapy into your treatment.
It may be more effective to receive a massage or gentle chiropractic manipulation following ultrasound therapy, as the body will be more relaxed and area less inflamed.
Therapeutic Ultrasound treatment helps to:
Chiropractic adjusting for posture...
As trained and experienced chiropractors, we care about utilising the most advanced chiropractic spinal manipulations in our clinical therapies.
Our Chiropractors have a focus towards helping patients get relief from conditions originating from spinal misalignment and dysfunction.
Relieve all types of symptoms
- back pain
- neck pain
- menstrual pain
- painful periods
- pregnancy pain
How to sit correctly at work?
Jerry Rice, Hall-of-Fame NFL star and National Spokesman for Chiropractic states very succinctly: "Stay in the game with Chiropractic."
Click on the following link to see the Jerry Rice Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_CAsGNlQEnI
Massage technique of the month....
- Cupping is a technique used by our remedial therapists to stimulate blood flow by placing the plastic ‘cups’ over soft tissue and gently applying pressure to move the muscles upward.
- The Cupping technique can be used to provide relief from muscular aches and pains, fatigue, stress and anxiety.
- Most patients will feel the difference after just one session.
- Your remedial massage practitioner may also give you simple exercises to practice at home to help with your long term health.
You can discuss with your chiropractor or remedial therapist about whether an ongoing treatment, that includes our cupping techniques or dry needling would be the right plan is right for you.
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Dr Tania Leski
Principle Chiropractor at ChiroCure Clinic