Hurting your back can happen suddenly, unexpectedly and usually at the least opportune time – as if there ever is a good time to injure yourself. The most likely cause of back pain is a muscle and ligament strain from lifting something too heavy; the wrong way; or too often. It’s the same kind of strain injury you can get in any of your muscles from overexertion or unusual exertion – and like most muscle strains should pass in a few days or maybe a week or two. This is what could be called the best case scenario.
If you’re less lucky, a lifting or exertion injury may result in a ruptured disc. This ring of rubberised gel between each vertabrae can only handle so much, push it too far and the disk can split or be squeezed out of place – into a hernia. Once a disc is pushed out of shape or becomes inflamed from being split open, it can then place pressure on the spinal cord, which can cause sciatic pain amongst other things, while also exposing the adjoining vertabrae to rubbing against each other rather than the disc. Despite all this damage a disc injury doesn’t have to be permanent and should heal within six months with the proper care and treatment. Walking thirty minutes a day to keep the adominals flexed should improve blood flow to the affected disc and speed the recovery.
A somewhat more permanent affect on the spine can come from Osteoarthritis – producing the same arthritic pain in the back as you might find in the knees and other joints. This usually means feeling stiff when getting out of bed, and hurting when standing and walking. Osteoarthritis can also cause Spinal Stenosis, where the cavity for the spinal cord in each vertabrae becomes constricted placing pressure on the nerves and producing yet more pain. Omega 3 fish oils may provide some relief, but osteoarthritis is likely to be with you for the long term once you start feeling it. Similarly Osteoporosis can cause permanent injury and pain to the spine as the vertabrae weaken from bone density loss and become more susceptible to fracturing.
Mid or Middle Back Pain Our back has been with us for a long time…and not surprisingly sore mid (middle) backs just as long. If your mid back is hurting, first of all, make yourself more comfortable. Take a cushion with you, particularly in the car or at work. If you’re sitting for long peri...Read More
Looking for pain relief? Try our gentle healing technique at Setter’s Health Centre. We employ the Bowen Therapeutic Technique – Bowen Therapy, which is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that encourages the body to right itself. This technique involves a gentle roll o...Read More
Lower back pain is very common in our community – eight out of ten Australians will experience lower back pain in their lives. And to think that lower pain will stay isolated from the rest of the body is wishful thinking at best. Why? Because the referred pain nerves – Dermatomes – will soon e...Read More
For 29 years sports men and woman have come to Setter's H.C for Sports Muscle Strain Pain & Injury Relief. The Setter's have specialised in Bowen Therapy, this is an incredible bowstring in the fight against sports pain And Injury. From the moment of diagnosis, Bowen Therapy’s procedures be...Read More
Why Choose Setter’s H.C. For Your Pain Relief In Townsville? Pain Relief Specialists of Townsville we have successfully helped clients for over 29 years & offers a relaxed & professional environment for your pain relief needs. With a focus on Bowen Therapy. Seniority: Benjamin Setter i...Read More
Why Choose Setter’s H.C. Townsville For Pain Relief? Setter’s Health Centre is leading the way with our Specialists being some of the most experienced Bowen Therapy Pain And Injury Specialists in Townsville Australia with 28 years of working with those seeking pain relief. At Setter’s we excl...Read More
SETTER’S HEALTH CENTRE IS REOPENING MONDAY THE 1ST OF JUNE 2020 AT 8.30AM! In accordance with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by the Queensland Government, we are reopening. Your safety is paramount to us and we will be following the Safe Work and Department of Health Infection Co...Read More
An important announcement from Setters Health Centre!! Please note that while there have been changes to businesses under the QLD Government COVID-19 closures direction, Bowen Therapy remains as a non-essential business undertaking. Setter’s Health Centre will remain closed at this time. We...Read More
Setter's Health Centre, in the interest of public health safety, will be temporarily closing our clinic, until the risk from the Australian COVID-19 epidemic has reduced. We would like to thank our clients & we wish that you all remain safe, stay calm & carry on in a positive respectful m...Read More
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