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Low back pain is our most common complaint presenting to Impulse Chiropractic.

Low back pain relates to pain and discomfort localised to the area below the ribs and above the gluteal folds. Low back pain can present with or without referred leg pain. The most common form of low back pain is called “non-specific low back pain” and is defined as pain that does not have a recognisable or known pathology.

Approximately 90% of patients presenting for chiropractic treatment will have non-specific low back pain. At Impulse Chiropractic, our chiropractors go through a thorough history and physical assessment to identify what factors may be contributing to the patient’s low back pain. Non-specific low back pain generally arises from the muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments of the low back and pelvic area.

The other 10% of people will suffer from “specific low back pain”. This is low back pain that relates to a specific condition. Specific low back pain in several circumstances will require treatment and management with other medical interventions.

Common specific low back pain conditions include:

  • Radiculopathy
  • Disc herniation
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Scheuermann’s disease
  • Scoliosis

Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain

The right low back pain management differs from person to person. At Impulse Chiropractic, through our detailed analysis of each patient, we will endeavour to put together the right treatment plan for your low back pain. We use a combination of treatment methods to achieve this, they include:

  • Massage and myofascial release techniques
  • Joint manipulation and mobilisation
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping therapy
  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Postural retraining
  • Lifestyle and ergonomic advice
For further information, or to consult with one of our skilled Chiropractors you can use the Contact or Book Online now buttons at the top of this page, call our North Curl Curl practice on (02) 9939 8817, or visit Impulse Chiropractic & Natural Therapies‘ state of the art Chiropractic clinic at 15/64 Pitt Road in North Curl Curl.

Common Conditions We Treat


Headaches are one of the most common neurologic symptoms experienced by adults and children. Chiropractic treatment can help in the management of some types of headaches.

Neck pain

Neck pain is becoming an increasingly common issue throughout the world, with around two thirds of people experiencing neck pain at some point in their life.

Low Back pain

Low back pain is our most common complaint presenting to Impulse Chiropractic. Low back pain affects approximately 60-80% of people throughout their lifetime.

Thoracic/Rib Pain

Increased usage of technology, increased sedentary lifestyles, working from home and adoption of poor postures has contributed to more people suffering from thoracic and rib pain.

Coccyx Pain

Coccyx/tailbone pain can be an extremely painful and debilitating condition. Females are 5 times more likely to experience this pain than males.

Hip Pain

Sedentary lifestyles and increased time sitting can have a negative impact on hip function and mobility. This makes us more susceptible to pain and injury.

Shoulder pain

The shoulder is a complex, mobile and dynamic joint! Most shoulder conditions involve the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bursa.

TMJ/Jaw Pain

The temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) or TMJ is one of the most heavily used joints in the body. It therefore can be a common source of pain and dysfunction.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common, painful foot condition that can affect people of all ages and activity levels.

Sports injuries

Our chiropractors are well trained in the specific mechanisms involved in sports injuries as well as having backgrounds participating in high level sports themselves.


Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, but it most commonly affects the knees, hips, low back, neck, and fingers/hands.


Sciatica is a debilitating condition that is characterised by pain, numbness or weakness in the area of the sciatic nerve or associated lumbosacral nerve root.