aim is to reduce inflammation and improve mobility: The treatment frequency is higher in order to
get the pain and inflammation under control.
can be useful to use a sacroiliac belt to support the pelvis, especially
if the sacroiliac joint is severely inflamed and unstable.
packs are used regularly to reduce the pain, joint inflammation and muscle
manipulation or adjustments are used to areas of the spine with restricted
movement, to increase mobility and reduce pain.
Massage, Soft tissue therapy, Laser Therapy, Ultrasound and Interferential therapy may
also be used.
also advise our patients ‘active rest’, which means to avoid activities which
the patient find aggravating but to keep moving around regularly.
bed rest has been shown to actually prolong back pain.
will give advice on how to get comfortable, how to move and you will be taught
which exercises to do to get comfortable.
Stabilisation Stage of Chiropractic Treatment
aim is to normalise function and improve strength: As the pain starts to subside, treatments will be
gradually spaced out and you will be given more exercises to do at home.
We continue with
specific chiropractic manipulation and soft tissue techniques to areas of
restricted movement in the low back and surrounding joints, to increase the
mobility and optimise spinal function.
exercises will gradually be introduced to create better spinal control and
stability, which is one way of preventing the injury from coming back.
We have an
in-house rehabilitation gym, which we advise all our patients to attend to
learn an exercise program specific for their needs. Doing your exercises long
term will be extremely important to create more support and stability for the
In some cases
‘curing’ the problem might not be possible, but the goal of the treatment will
be to make sure the problem stays manageable, allowing you to do your normal
The Maintenance Stage of
aim is to prevent reoccurrence of your injury: You may attend for treatment every 1-3 months to aid
long-term improvement and control of your problem.
The time between treatments depends on your injury, lifestyle, age and general health.
You need to continue with exercises to keep your injury at bay and to keep your back strong to prevent reoccurrence.
We have built our reputation on getting good results.