Over 80 percent of the population experiences back pain at least once in their lifetime. The back is a complex structure of bone, ligaments, muscles and joints. Irritated joints, strained muscles, ruptured disks and sprained ligaments can all lead to back pain. While accidents and sports injuries can cause back pain, simple movements like just bending over can cause back pain. In addition, psychological stress, poor posture, obesity and arthritis can either cause or complicate back pain. Back pain can also be a direct result of diseases, such as bone loss, kidney infections or blood clots.
Chiropractors are health care physicians who focus on disorders of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Most often, chiropractors treat disorders related to back pain, but their treatment also includes neck pain, joint pain in the legs and arms and headaches. The most common therapeutic treatment procedure is a spinal manipulation. The goal is to restore joint mobility and proper spinal alignment. By manually applying controlled force into joints, movement is restored. Tissue injury can be a result of repetitive stresses, such as sitting improperly, and cause inflammation and pain. Manipulations help improve function and assist in natural healing. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care can also support or complement medical treatment by alleviating the musculoskeletal factors associated with the condition. Patients are assessed through a clinical examination and diagnostic imaging.
Melbourne is a city boasting with culture and fun activities, including the Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium, Carlton Gardens and the Melbourne Museum. The Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex is one of the largest casinos in Australia, offering nightly entertainment along with casino games of craps, pai gow, poker, baccarat, blackjack and roulette. At the Melbourne Aquarium, there are rock pools, octopus, penguins, sea dragons and nurse shark displays. You can enjoy a marine show on premise at the Ocean Theatre. The Carlton Gardens is a World Heritage Site stretching over 60 acres. The gardens are styled in a Victorian era design and feature sweeping lawns of white poplar, turkey oaks, conifers, elms, cedars and English oaks. Throughout the gardens, there are picturesque trails dotted with fountains. The Melbourne Museum is also located at the site. The museum has seven main galleries featuring dinosaur bones, whale bones and exhibits of the human mind.
With so much to do and see in Melbourne, being pain-free is essential to enjoying the city. If you're suffering from back or neck pain and are seeking a good chiropractor in Melbourne CBD, be sure to give Dr. Ron Zukerman a call. Dr. Ron Zukerman is a chiropractor in Melbourne CBD with an excellent reputation for treating back and neck pain.