In celebration of World Spinal Health Week 2014, which runs from May 19th to 25th, Ciao chats to local chiropractic experts from The Back Dr, Leichhardt, and The Chiropractic Clinic, Haberfield, to find out all you need to know about caring for your spine…
The Back Dr
How long have you been in business in Leichhardt?
The Back Dr Leichhardt has been changing lives in our current location for over 10 years. Between us we have many decades of experience. Chiropractor Dr Andrew has practiced for 20 years working in England, Peru, Brazil and Australia. He speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese and teaches at Macquarie University when he is not treating patients at the Back Dr. Our massage therapists Pete and Kathy also have decades of experience between them and have worked with the Sydney Swans, Balmain Tigers and Sydney Kings professional sporting teams. Maddy, our receptionist, has been coaching people to improve their health for over 5 years.
What’s the best feedback you’ve received from a patient?
Due to the painful effects of chronic spinal issues we often hear from our patients that we have “Saved their lives” and they now “Have their life back!” after treatment. Over a quarter of Australians are being forced into early retirement because of back and arthritic pain. Chronic back pain is one of the top three causes of disability in Australia. Forced early retirement can be devastating on both your finances and the quality of your retirement years, but it may be prevented by seeing a chiropractor and maintaining good postural fitness.
Do you have any advice for how people can care for their spine and prevent back injury?
Good spinal health is a lifestyle choice just like eating healthily and getting regular exercise. It is not a band aid treatment. In this modern age we spend up to 80% of our working day sitting, not to mention in our leisure time. Postural fitness can prevent problems that may occur in your muscles, joints and ligaments and it can also prevent potential injuries. By building up core muscle strength and improving our postural fitness we can protect and stabilize our spine. We can restore and maintain healthy spinal joints and mobility with chiropractic check-ups.
What are the best ways to manage back pain?
It is vital that you do a checkup with your local chiropractor. Even the most prestigious medical journals (Spine) refer to chiropractic as the most effective, cost effective and safest evidence based health profession to address back pain. Improving posture with accompanying stretches and exercises is critical to long term positive outcomes.
What sets The Back Dr apart from other similar businesses in the Inner West?
We are a team of internationally experienced and friendly professionals who focus not only on relieving symptoms but on fixing the root cause of the problem. We utilise high tech diagnostics and techniques backed up by research to get the best possible result.
The Back Dr: 138 Marion St, Leichhardt. T. 9560 1300. www.TheBackDrLeichhardt.com.au.
The Chiropractic Clinic
It’s Spinal Health Week and alignment and exercise are the keys to a healthier spine and healthier you according to the team at The Chiropractic Clinic, Haberfield!
Our bodies are designed for movement, so good posture and exercise are essential if you want your body to function at its absolute best.
A well supported, aligned and dynamic spine allows the nervous system to effectively control the body and all of its functions, maintaining overall health and well being. But how many of us can truly say we actually have good posture all of the time? Practically no one can! With the ever increasing time we now spend sitting slumped in front of the computer, watching TV, playing video games and using our phones and tablets poor posture has now become a major contributor to the physical health issues of the almost every one of us.
Apart from the obvious physical stresses that we feel from this, the real problem lies in the pressure and irritation to the nervous system that can result from the spine being put out of alignment due to our poor physical habits. Some of the most common effects of poor posture include: back pain, headaches, neck and shoulder tension, joint and muscle aches, rounded shoulders and pelvic imbalance. And that’s why a visit to the chiropractor could just be the answer to some of those long standing problems you’ve been looking for.
Chiropractic is one the best ways to optimise the body’s full health potential. With specific manual techniques by hand or instrument, called adjustments, a chiropractor can help re-establish alignment in the body, reduce pain and discomfort and restore correct function to the nervous system. The overall health benefits from this type of care include improved posture, balanced and strengthened muscles, better joint mobility and a true sense of vitality and well being.
At The Chiropractic Clinic at Haberfield, a truly holistic approach of chiropractic care is offered. Deep tissue massage and rehabilitation exercises are an integral part of every consultation together with a primary focus on assessing and treating the actual cause of the problem and not just the symptoms.So if you have been feeling the effects of poor posture lately or simply just not functioning at your best, there’s never been a better time than now, during Spinal Health Week, to take action – pop in and see us at the clinic.
The Chiropractic Clinic: 14 Marion St, Haberfield. T. 9799 5234. www.thechiropracticclinic.com.au.
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