Low Back Pain Explained

By far the most common condition we see at our Clinics is Back Pain. About 4.0 million Australians (16% of the total population) have back problems right now. The most common cause of back pain is excessive sitting, leaning over and poor posture. What people dont realise is the body is a machine designed to be upright and moving. Sitting, leaning and twisting the back puts 6-10 times greater loads on our spine than standing and these forces over time lead to the lubricant between the joints being squashed out. When the joint lubricant is missing..the joints rub together.. and that is your PAIN The process of our treatment is to get the fluid back within the joints as soon as possible to a level that the joints can't scratch together (PAIN STOPS) then to keep the joints apart until the damaged tissue heals (POSTURE IMPROVES). Then teach you how to manage your body better to prevent relapse (MANAGEMENT PHASE). Click below; Dr Lamp Explains Back Pain in 90 sec

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Vertigo Explained in 90 sec

Dizziness and Vertigo are very common conditions that patients present with at our Chiropractic Clinics. The most common type we see is Cervicogenic Vertigo, which is related to a mechanical problem in the upper part of the neck. There are a few specific questions and some orthopaedic tests required to diagnose the type of Vertigo a patient has, and there is a specific treatment protocol to treat it. Cervicogenic Vertigo is often associated with some of the following; headache nausea vomiting ear pain or ringing in ears neck pain loss of balance while walking, sitting, or standing weakness problems concentrating Click below for; Dr Lamp explains Vertigo in 90sec.

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Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic Headache Headaches are extremely common in today's society, and while you may consider them a normal part of life, they don’t need to be. Infact, they are a sign your brain has reduced oxygen supply. Cervicogenic HA’s are the most common form of Headache Headaches can come on after trauma, but are more commonly the result of years of poor posture. A human head weighs approximately 5 kg and when the head is forward that weight increases exponentially the forces in our neck and its joints. Cause: Over time, forces on the neck squash the synovial fluid (joint lubricant) out of the joints of the cervical spine. Eventually the fluid in the joints decrease to a point where the joints can scratch together (this causes neck pain). Your body responds by tightening up the muscles over the joints to limit joint movement thereby limiting the scratching within the joints. Because a tight muscle is thicker than a loose muscle, extra pressure gets placed on the blood vessels taking oxygen to your brain. Like squashing a hose this restricts the blood flow with oxygen to the brain and that's what a cervicogenic headache is. Treatment: Our treatment process

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Tossing and turning in bed?

Tossing and turning in bed? Waking frequently? Waking tired? If your joints lose their “lubricant” they literally grind and cause pain. If this occurs, your body compensates 24/7 and that’s often why you can’t rest properly. Like riding a bicycle with a squeaky wheel, it’s only going to get worse. So you put some lubricant on the squeak and it stops. With your body, we “pop” your joints apart to get the “lubricant” back inside and SURPRISE SURPRISE, you’re sleeping 💤 better, feeling better and happier!!!

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Pain linked to Depression

Much research has been conducted into the link between pain and depression. Chronic pain leads to depression and depression leads to a greater pain response. This link has been conclusively established. In my experience in clinical practice, I have seen hundreds of patients who have been putting up with pain for many weeks, months and even years. This negative effect on the mind over time leads to most people becoming increasingly negative and depressed. And these feelings are accelerated when the person can not find a solution. As a wholistic healthcare professional, we look at all aspects of a patient's condition, because treating all aspects of a patient's condition means far better success. Last month I treated a female who had a been involved in a car accident late last year. Her history revealed that she had suffered a whiplash injury as a result. She was given pain relief, anti-inflammatories to ‘manage’ her pain. Three months later she was still suffering and was diagnosed with depression and put on a course of antidepressants. I explained to her that the depression was a result of her constant pain, and that because we treat the cause of her pain, it also treats

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