A recent study conducted by the University of Sydney found injuries to back, knees and shoulders as being the most common work associated injuries in Australia. Especially lower back pain, which is recorded as the main injury ranking even higher than cardiac disease and depression, causes problems to Australian employees.
The theory behind chiropractic supposes that proper alignment of the spine and the body’s musculoskeletal structure in general, leads to self-healing of the body without surgery or medication. Therefore, chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments.
It seems the world has come to the realisation that we have evolved over the centuries to stand upright – not to sit! We’re in an age of rapid technological advances and the population has become increasingly sedentary. Many workers have now implemented the use of standing desks or sit-stand desks within the workplace in attempt to avoid the negative effects of sitting for prolonged periods.
Many patients will come to us and tell us they are suffering from “sciatica” because they’re experiencing pain from their low back or hip and into the legs. Some of these patients are suffering from sciatica but many other patients are not suffering from true “sciatica” but rather some other form of leg pain.
Jaw pain or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a relatively common condition that relates to pain and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint. In the USA approximately 25% of people will experience symptoms at some point in their lives (1).