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 vertebrae 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 vertebrae 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 abdominals 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 vertebrae 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 vertebrae weaken from bone density loss and become more susceptible to fracturing.
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A condition in which the neck muscles contract, causing the head to twist to one side. Torticollis can be inherited and is seen soon after birth... This form may resolve without treatment. The second can be brought on by children and adults being using smart devices without correct posture and e...Read More
From the time we first opened our doors clients have been attending Bowen Therapy treatments for the management of their own pain. We are not just talking clients with chronic pain conditions, we are talking about the 8 out of 10 people in our community that will be effected by back pain in the cour...Read More
At Setter's Health Centre our treatment successfully eases the symptoms of Asthma! Call Today 47 28 8800 "Benjamin Setter performing Bowen Therapy on my children has alleviated their Asthma." Chris M [hr] When I was growing up there was a pretty flippant disregard given to Asthma. It was just...Read More
To whom it may concern, BEN SETTER – the young fellow I first met at a Bowen Therapy Course in Cairns 1994 – I was doing my initial course and Ben was continuing to expand his knowledge. It was obvious then that the candle had been lit for Ben’s love and belief in Bowen Th...Read More
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
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