The number one reason that people visit our office for the first time is due to some type of back or neck pain or injury. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor's office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
So if you are in pain, you are not alone. And there is hope.
Until recently, researchers believed that back pain would heal on its own. We have learned, however, that this is not true. Recent studies showed that when back pain is not treated, it may go away temporarily, but will most likely return. It is important to take back pain seriously and seek professional chiropractic care. This is especially true with pain that recurs over and over again. Contact our chiropractor . . . we can help!
Lower Back Pain
There are many different conditions that can result in low back
pain, including: sprained ligaments, strained muscles, ruptured disks,
trigger points and inflamed joints. While sports injuries or accidents
can lead to injury and pain, sometimes even the simplest movements, like
picking up a pencil from the floor, can have painful results. In
addition, conditions such as arthritis, poor posture, obesity,
psychological stress and even kidney stones, kidney infections, blood
clots, or bone loss can lead to pain.
Due to the fact that there are a whole lot of things that can cause low back pain, and some of those things can be quite serious if left untreated, it is important to seek professional help. Chiropractors are the experts at diagnosing the cause and determining the proper treatment for low back pain. MORE SYMPTOMS AND ISSUES
Upper Back & Neck Pain
Most people do not realize how much they move their neck during the day until they are unable to do so. The degree of flexibility of the neck, coupled with the fact that it has the least amount of muscular stabilization and it has to support and move your 14 - 16 pound head, means that the neck is very susceptible to injury.
We associate the neck and upper back together, because most of the muscles that are associated with the neck either attach to, or are located in, the upper back. This also means that many symptoms that appear to be something else like TMJ, headaches or even carpal tunnel, are in fact associate with an issue in the back or neck. MORE SYMPTOMS AND ISSUES
By far, the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury. Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways, that results in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back.
Whether from a car accident, sports, or an accident at work, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are. Too often people don't seek treatment following a car accident or sports injury because they don't feel hurt.
Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent. Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries.
If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident,
don't assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain. MORE SYMPTOMS AND ISSUES
For more information or to set an appointment, please call our office at (813) 874-2646