You wouldn’t believe how many people suffer from neck and back pain. Whether you’ve been experiencing symptoms for weeks now or your symptoms are so severe that they are affecting your quality of life, our chiropractic experts are here to help.
There are many reasons why someone may experience neck or back pain, from injuries and accidents to degenerative disorders or osteoarthritis. While some patients may be able to find relief through traditional medications and other treatments, chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to target and eliminate your pain through a variety of different techniques designed to improve how the spine functions.
When you come in for care, we will first perform a series of exams in order to locate problem areas and the source of your pain. We will ask you questions regarding your symptoms when they began and treatments you’ve already tried. We will also perform both physical and neurological exams to check range of motion and to determine which movements may be exacerbating your pain. We will also test nerve strength and reflexes.
In some cases, diagnostic tests such as a CT scan or an MRI may be recommended, particularly if we believe arthritis, fractures or bone spurs are the cause. An EMG may also be recommended if we believe that your neck or back pain is caused by nerve damage.
When it comes to getting chiropractic care, the purpose of these treatments is to provide patients with the relief they are looking for without surgery or drugs. Instead, through spinal manipulation and other non-invasive therapies, we are able to realign the spine and take pressure off certain nerves and joints and to facilitate more efficient healing. Spinal manipulation is a great way to provide pain relief for muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. You can even get chiropractic treatment along with traditional medical interventions.
Spinal manipulation, deep tissue massage, heat therapy and a host of other chiropractic treatments can help improve your spinal health, boost mobility and function, promote faster healing in muscles, tendons or other affected structures in the neck and back all while reducing and even eliminating your pain.