chiropractor working the neckAccording to the American Chiropractic Association, about 80 percent of people experience back pain. Whether your spine becomes agitated after sitting all day at work or you pull a muscle while raking, many of us know what it’s like to have an aching neck or back.

If you suffer from chronic pain – acute to severe – chiropractic care can provide the relief you need to live a more comfortable life. How do we treat back and neck discomfort?

Chiropractic Care for Back Pain

About 35 percent of people who make an appointment to see a chiropractor are seeking care for their back pain. Common causes of back discomfort include muscle strain, bulging discs, sciatic nerve irritation, osteoarthritis and being overweight. Sometimes a simple spinal adjustment – such as repositioning a displaced vertebra – can bring patients immediate relief. The physical evaluation at your first appointment will reveal any underlying issues.

If your condition is less cut and dry, we find that manual therapy techniques also work well to reduce the inflammation of painful back muscles. In this case, a chiropractor may use a special table or other support instrument when adjusting your spine for pain relief.

Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

The neck, also known as the cervical spine, supports the full weight of the head on seven vertebrae. On average, the human skull weighs 12 pounds. Neck discomfort can from your spine to the back, so it’s important to seek care at the first sign to prevent further issues.

If you’re experiencing neck pain, it could be caused by a medical condition – degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia and spinal misalignment to name a few. Muscle strain, whiplash or stress could also be the culprit. When you see a chiropractor for neck discomfort, adjustments are performed to correct spinal imbalance and misalignment to release muscle tissue tightness and improve mobility of restricted joints.

At Chudy Chiropractic Center, our skilled doctors treat a variety of conditions with modern techniques. Oftentimes, musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders respond best to chiropractic adjustments that mobilizes the muscles and joints. We may also recommend a nutritional or exercise plan to improve overall health and ease undue stress. To schedule an appointment, contact us today.