A bad back can not only cause pain and discomfort in the spinal area, but also result in unpleasant sensations in other parts of the body as the nerves which travel from the vertebrae to the peripheries may be adversely affected. Causing tingling, altered sensation and weakness, nerve damage due to spinal trauma is extremely unpleasant. Whether you have injured your back due to an accident, or back problems have crept up on you, perhaps due to poor posture, repetitive strain or pregnancy, then a visit to a chiropractor can offer both immediate relief and a gradual easing or resolution of your symptoms.
A Bankstown chiropractor is a trained professional who, following a thorough assessment of the injury, undertakes a series of small spinal manipulations, carefully re-aligning and adjusting the back bones and joints in order to relieve pain, reduce muscle spasm and promote healing.
The procedure may also be accompanied by other therapeutic interventions such as massage or acupuncture. Chiropractic appointments are on an out-patient basis, with the number of sessions varying. The chiropractor should be able to give you an indication of how long the treatment will last at the initial consultation, although obviously everyone is different so the number of sessions will vary.
If you haven’t used a chiropractor in Bankstown before, or aren’t sure what to expect, contact the clinic and they will be happy to answer any questions you might have. A good clinic will be upfront with you about every aspect of the treatment as well as clearly indicating their scale of fees.
A reputable chiropractor will be fully qualified and preferably registered with the local health department. They will also be a member of the Chiropractic Association of Australia.