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The OnePointHealth Chiropractic approach prides itself on deriving an accurate diagnosis and obtaining fast results related to your specific injury and pain. Our multi-modal joint and muscle techniques help reduce pain and stiffness, encourages tissue repair and enhances pain-free movement, getting you back to comfortable living sooner.

Back/hip pain treatment

Back pain is a general term used to describe a range of different conditions and symptoms affecting the neck (cervical spine), the upper back (thoracic spine), the lower back (lumbar spine) or the tailbone region (sacrum). Current estimations show that 70-90% of people will experience some form of back pain at some point in their life. In many cases, symptoms may develop over hours or days and often relates to unfamiliar activities or repetitive movements and stress on the joints and muscles of the back. If you are experiencing any form of back pain, we recommend booking an appointment to see one of our chiropractors. The process will involve taking a detailed history to understand the likely cause for the pain, followed by a clinical examination to identify the reason for the pain and how it is affecting the movement and function of the joints and muscles. Our chiropractors draw on various treatment modalities such as spinal manipulation, soft tissue release, rehabilitation exercises to formalise the appropriate treatment plan for your back pain.

Neck pain treatment

Neck pain refers to any pain in the neck (cervical spine) area that can radiate into the head, shoulders and arms. It is a highly mobile region of the body and hence susceptible to injuries. It is one of the most common reasons patients seek chiropractic care. Neck pain may occur suddenly or slowly over time, often relates to unfamiliar and or incorrect movements, working in prolonged or awkward postures. With pain that persists or reoccurs, it indicates an underlying cause that requires further assessment. Our chiropractors recommend coming in for a clinical examination to determine the cause and appropriate methods of treatment. Treatment methods for neck pain include gentle manual therapy such as spinal manipulation, mobilisations and soft tissue release, educating self-manageable strategies and exercises to help ease the pain and restore normal function and movements.

Sciatica treatment

Sciatica is a descriptive term commonly used to describe a pain that starts around the low back and runs down the side of the leg. Sciatic pain is caused by an irritation or compression of the nerve in the lower back. It can develop suddenly or gradually over time and range from mild to severe pain anywhere along the path of the nerve, it is commonly described as sharp, shooting or burning pain. Common risk factors include posture, weight, weak core muscles, physical jobs or sedentary lifestyles. To diagnose sciatica our chiropractors will go through a series of questions for your medical history, perform physical exams to identify the cause as well as refer you for further imaging if necessary. There are a variety of treatment methods that our chiropractors can offer including soft tissue release, spinal mobilisation/manipulation, dry needling, exercises and recommendations of lifestyle changes.

Headache and migraine management

Headaches are one of the most common health-related conditions in Australia, they present in many ways and have many different causes. Headaches can be in the form of primary headaches such as tension headaches, migraines or a secondary headache likely to be caused by an underlying medical condition. Our chiropractors can help to assess, diagnose and manage headaches. Current evidence shows chiropractic care can be very effective in treating primary headaches such as tension and cervicogenic headaches, as well as helping to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines. Chiropractic care for your headaches and migraines may include manual therapy, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation, education and co-management. Each type of headache requires a different form of treatment. If you are unsure of which type of headache you are suffering from, it is best to speak to your doctor or our chiropractors or physiotherapists.

Shoulder injuries

The shoulder contains a wide range of bones, joints, muscles, nerves, ligaments and other supporting structures. The shoulder is a highly mobile joint and hence susceptible to injuries. There are many factors that can contribute to shoulder injuries whether it be an acute injury or a long-standing injury. Shoulder injuries can arise from repetitive movements and/or everyday activities such as work, posture, sleeping in awkward positions or sporting injuries. In order to determine the cause of your shoulder pain, our chiropractors will go through a process of taking a comprehensive history, examination and refer you for appropriate investigations if needed. The treatment offered by chiropractors will help to alleviate the discomfort, decrease inflammation, enhance range of motion and function, work towards improving strength and restoring quality of life.

Postural assessments

Posture can be more than just the physical appearance, the effects of poor posture can influence your physical, mental and emotional health. There are many factors that can contribute to having “poor” posture such as muscle imbalances, previous injuries, heavy backpacks, work, stress or weight gain which can further lead to an increased susceptibility to injuries and pain. Our chiropractors can help with your posture by addressing the underlying cause of your problems. Our chiropractors will use soft tissue releases, spinal manipulation, educate in rehabilitation exercises to help correct any muscular imbalances.

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