National Spinal Health Week

National Spinal Health Week

If you are one of the four-out-of-five Australians who experience back pain, you’re not alone.

Back pain is the leading cause of disability globally and can often lead to poorer quality of life. Without proper treatment, the consequences can be severe.

It’s usually the result of a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) which accounts for the greatest proportion of pain conditions and is the second largest contributor to disability worldwide, with lower back pain being the single leading cause of disability globally.

For about eight in 10 sufferers experiencing persistent symptoms beyond three months, the pain is often not caused by any particular condition. Known as “chronic primary low back pain” (CPLBP) or non-specific low back pain, it’s classified as a non-sinister, non-pathological cause with more than 90 per cent of back pain due to CPLBP.

Chronic lower back pain can affect your quality of life and your ability to participate in family, social, and work activities is often limited, leading to negative impacts on both physical and mental health.

According to the new World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline for non-surgical management of chronic primary low back pain in adults in primary and community care settings, CPLBP is a very common condition which the WHO has labelled a global public health issue.

The guideline written by a worldwide range of leading musculoskeletal health practitioners provides evidence-based recommendations on holistic non-surgical interventions including chiropractic treatments.

Regardless of your age or background, it’s highly likely that you or a family member will experience back pain, which may even become chronic if left untreated. Chiropractic care is a low-risk and effective avenue of treatment for back pain and chiropractors have been successfully helping people with back pain for more than 100 years and fully understand the functioning of the spine and the nervous system which runs through it.

We at Docklands Health are well-equipped to care for back pain and Spinal Health Week from May 20 to 26 is a great time to make an appointment with us to find out how we can help alleviate the burden of back pain in your life.

You can also visit Spinal Health Week for more information on how you can improve your spinal health and overall wellbeing. •

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