Lower Back Pain & Sciatica Treatments

Lower back pain and sciatica can be debilitating. The good news, Chiropractic for Health have effectively cared for many patients who have presented with low back pain and sciatica, assisting them on their road to recovery. We can help to identify the cause and then provide gentle, comfortable care to help relieve your pain and discomfort. Dr Karen Hansor is passionate about assisting patients on their health and wellness journey. Helping them to be the best they can be. If you’re in Cairns suffering from lower back pain and/or sciatica, contact Chiropractic for Health today on 0439 455 743 or info@stratfordchiropractic.com.au

Our Chiropractic Care

Dr Karen Hansor is committed to helping you heal and achieve optimum health and wellness for your age and circumstances. As everyone is different, so too are our treatments. Your journey with us begins with a 30 to 45 minute assessment of your history and current physical state and symptoms. This includes muscle and reflex testing, which helps Dr Hansor identify any specific areas of nerve dysfunction. Once we have assessed the spine and are confident that your case can be assisted by chiropractic, we can commence care. As a primary health care practitioner, Dr Hansor is trained to diagnose medical conditions that require co-management with other health care providers, or immediate referral for medical management if required. She cares about your health.

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Sciatica Management With Chiropractic

Sciatica is caused by anything that irritates the sciatic nerve which includes but is not limited to disc protrusion or herniated disc (up to 90% of cases), arthritic spurs and piriformis muscle spasm in the buttocks.

Our chiropractic care for sciatica patients in Cairns is comprehensive. Firstly, we determine the cause by conducting a thorough history and then a relevant orthopaedic and neurological examination. From here, we can discuss the most appropriate course of action for your care. We know this pain is acute and difficult to live with and will ensure we work hard to provide the best relief, in the shortest possible timeframe.

Dr Hansor will use her expertise and experience to help identify the cause and provide an efficient form of treatment, to help relieve your sciatica pain. Cairns patients can book an appointment today.

Our Lower Back Care With Chiropractic

Studies show that if you have altered core abdominal muscle recruitment patterns (meaning for example, when you raise your arm your abdominals aren’t automatically switching on) you are more likely to have a low back injury in the future. Haavik’s* studies have shown that adjusting the spine appears to be like rebooting the computer. It seems that the short, rapid stretch of spinal joints caused by the chiropractic adjustment, re-establishes the correct connection between the central nervous system and sensory organs.

A study by Murphy* found that adjusting the sacroiliac joint in the pelvis could influence the activation of deep abdominal muscles. Switching on your core at the appropriate time, is key to supporting and protecting the lower back. Chiropractic recognises the body has an intuitive healing ability. It will try its best to heal you as much as it can. As Chiropractors we support your body on its road to recovery.

* Haavik H. & Murphy B. The role of spinal manipulation in addressing disordered sensorimotor integration and altered motor control. J Electromyogr Kines. Oct 2012; 22(5):768

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