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Common Conditions

At Moorooka Chiropractic we pride ourselves on being a family based practice. Our goal is to assist patients of different ages and varying levels of health. Our Chiropractors have additional qualifications and interests in a number of specialized fields including:

  • Sports injuries and rehabilitation
  • Neurological based conditions
  • Radiology assessments
  • Golf performance training
  • Strength and Conditioning programs
  • Pregnancy and pediatric Care

With all of our patients, we are focused on addressing the CAUSE of the health problems and not just treating the symptoms. In nearly all cases, treatment will include a combination of adjusting techniques, exercise prescription or ongoing wellness strategies. Our goal is to get you out of pain as quickly as possible and then teach you the skills to stay pain free and move well for years to come!

 


Common Conditions include:


Back Pain

- Acute or Chronic

Around 80% of the general adult population will experience low back pain at some time during their life. The spine is made up of a complex system of bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, and anyone of these structures can be the cause of your pain. The most important step in addressing your low back pain is getting the correct diagnosis, so the appropriate treatment can give you the fastest possible relief.

- Disc Injury

An injury to one of your discs is the most common cause of low back pain. The disc may have a small tear, or it may bulge or protrude into the canal that contains your spinal cord, and the exiting nerves.

- Facet Joint Sprain

Pain due to facet joints often comes on suddenly after a simple movement, and often has associated muscle spasm. Our treatment will aim to settle the initial inflammatory reaction, and get you back moving normally as soon as possible.

- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac joints are in the back of the pelvis, and regularly are the cause of low back pain. These joints are often injured during lifting activities.

- "Muscular" Low Back pain

Often when someone is told the problem "is only muscular", they are suffering with Non-specific mechanical low back pain. This is a term used when it is difficult to determine exactly which structure is causing the pain, or when multiple structures are contributing to the pain felt. This usually results from poor postural control of the spine, and exercises may be required to improve muscle control and resolve the pain.

- Sciatica

Sciatica is a term used to describe leg pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. There is often low back pain associated with sciatica.
The sciatic nerve begins in your low back and passes through your buttock and down the back of your leg. There are multiple structures that can irritate the sciatic nerve and lead to sciatica.



Neck Pain

- Acute or Chronic

Approximately two-thirds of people will suffer from neck pain in their lifetime. Neck pain is the second most common reason people visit a chiropractor, after back pain.

- Postural pain or Stiffness

This type of pain is often chronic or recurrent, and may also be described as non-specific mechanical neck pain. People also describe it as 'muscular' pain. There are many things that can lead to this type of pain, such as posture, shoulder stability, ergonomics in the work place, repetitive tasks, sport and exercise. Management of this condition requires treatment to reduce the pain, as well as exercises, postural training and education to improve your musculoskeletal stability and prevent recurring episodes.

- Facet Joint Sprain

Pain due to facet joints often comes on suddenly after a simple movement, and often has associated muscle spasm. Our treatment will aim to settle the initial inflammatory reaction, and get you back moving normally as soon as possible.

- Whiplash

Whiplash associated disorder describes an injury to the muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints of the neck following an incident where the head moves into extremes of flexion and extension. This is often the result of a motor vehicle accident or fall. Rehabilitation is important to reduce the chance of ongoing pain following this type of injury

- Osteoarthritis Associated Stiffness and Pain

Osteoarthritis, or degenerative change, involves normal age related change to our joints. However this process can be accelerated at the sites of previous injury, or in areas exposed to increased loads due to occupation or lifestyle factors. While change that has already occurred cannot be reversed, many people manage to remain pain free, and maintain a functional range of motion with simple exercises and occasional treatment.


 

Other Conditions often seen in our office include:

Cervicogenic (Neck related) Headaches and Migraines

Sports injuries

Scoliosis and Postural related injuries

Pregnancy management

Pediatric conditions (Colic and Reflux)



These conditions account for the majority of patient presenting to our clinic. There are of course other causes, and we pride ourselves on diagnosing what is causing your pain, allowing us to offer you effective evidence based treatments, or referral to other appropriate health professionals when required.