The Latrobe Health Centre chiropractors spend a lot of their day helping Geelong residents who are suffering with back pain. In addition to relieving pain, they are often asked about ways they can prevent back pain from coming back. Until recently there hasn’t been a lot of strong scientific evidence on which to base their advice. Recently however a new study has shed some more light on ways to prevent back pain. So here’s what the study recommended.
1. Exercise: The study concluded that if you have suffered an episode of low back pain, exercise could reduce your risk of having another episode during the next 12 months by 25-40%
2. Education: by getting some good quality information on your condition, you can reduce your risk by a further 50%
3. Stick at it: The longer you continue your exercise regime, the longer you will reduce your risk. The beauty of this study is that it found it doesn’t really matter what type of exercise you do, as long as you are consistent with it. What is important however, is that you get a proper diagnosis and are given a good array of exercises that you can gradually build up over time.
Our chiropractors are not only trained to diagnose your back problem and are equipped with a range of techniques to help alleviate the pain, they can also help design simple and effective exercise plan that can reducing pain, improving your mobility and preventing your back pain from reoccurring.