What is it?
Spinal Health Week is always an exciting week for Chiropractors, as it gives an opportunity to educate and motivate people to take action!
This years theme was “Sore Back? Consider a Chiro!”, and looked at three key areas:
Click on the titles above to watch a fun little video for each topic!
Did you know?
Back pain is one of the most burdensome physical conditions facing Australians and the prevalence of back pain in society is astonishing. The Institute of Health and Welfare estimates around 4 million Australians (16% of the population) have back problems.1 This has drastically increased due to Covid with 90.5% of Australians experiencing pain in the last 12 months. Of those people, 67.8% have experienced low back pain, 43% complained of neck pain, 34.9% experiencing tension headaches and 25.2% suffering from migraines.2
What impact is it having?
New pain is having a detrimental impact on quality of life; Over a third of Australians admit their pain causes physical and mental exhaustion, 52.7% are experiencing loss of sleep due to pain, and nearly 1 in 10 admitted to having problems with their partner because of their pain.2 It’s not just the physical ramifications that concern us; the number of Australian’s experiencing anxiety and depression has more than doubled in the last 12 months, from 20.7% to 47.3%.2
With the average Australian sitting for more than half their day3, this definitely doesn’t help! Research shows that nearly half (45.8%) of Australian adults are not exercising enough, and screen time such as TV and social media on phones has skyrocketed.2
Your back pain can be triggered by sedentary behaviour and inactivity. However, we don’t want your pain to stop you from being your most active self. As a nation of sports lovers and weekend warriors, it’s important that back pain from exercise injuries doesn’t stop you in your tracks.
What can we do about it?
Living with back pain does not have to be part of everyday life. Here at Wynyard Chiropractic, we are well equipped to care for back pain whether it be a new episode of pain or a pre-existing condition. Our chiropractors carefully assess each patient individually and tailor their care accordingly, by using a variety of non-surgical techniques, such as specific spinal adjustments, manual therapy and postural advice.
If you want to simply keep your spine in check, then we can provide you with care, including exercise programs, lifestyle advice and assistance to help you maintain your spinal health as well as your wellbeing.
Spinal Health Week is a great time to Consider a Chiro, so why not make an appointment with us to take control of your back pain!
Call us on 02 9235 2464 and find out how Chiro can help!
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/back-problems/contents/what-are-back-problems
- Australian Chiropractors Association, Consumer Research Survey: April 2021
- Heart Foundation, ‘Sit Less, Move More,’ 2020: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/heart-health-education/sit-less-move-more