Back and Neck Pain Treatment with our Austin Chiropractor
Two of the most common complaints that people seeking chiropractic care have are neck pain and back pain. There are many reasons for having pain in these areas, including injuries and accidents, wear and tear on the body, poor sleeping habits, poor posture, and obesity.
Certain disorders and diseases can also cause back and neck pain. For example, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis are two types of degenerative disorders that are simply caused by getting older. While there are many treatment options available for neck and back pain, one of the most effective types of treatment is chiropractic care in North Austin, TX.
How Our Chiropractor Treats Neck Back and Neck Pain
Oftentimes when someone is experiencing neck or back pain, they have a problem with their spine. For example, spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal begins to narrow and the spaces between the vertebrae start to become smaller. This, in turn, causes the spinal cord or the nerves around it to become pinched. This condition can be painful, especially in the neck and the back. Another type of condition that affects the spine and that causes neck and back pain is degenerative disc disease. Besides pain, there can also be tingling and numbness.
Chronic neck and back pain can also mean that the musculoskeletal system is not properly aligned. There are many reasons for a misaligned musculoskeletal system. Some of these reasons include:
- Trauma from falls or accidents
- Certain types of injuries such as fractures or dislocations
- Prolonged immobilization
- Repetitive movements
- Poor body mechanics
- Poor posture
Besides pain, other symptoms of a misaligned musculoskeletal system include fatigue, sleep disturbances, headaches, decreased the range of motion of the back or head, and a discrepancy in the length of legs.
Treatment for Pain Relief with Our Chiropractor
If you have back or neck pain or any of the other symptoms listed above, you will benefit from seeing our North Austin chiropractor. Some of the treatment options available for this type of pain include spinal adjustments, cervical manipulation, and certain chiropractic techniques like the Gonstead, Activator Method, and the Thompson Terminal Point technique.
When visiting our chiropractor for neck and back pain, we will need to know specific information like when the pain started, what sort of things you've tried in order to reduce the pain, and if the pain travels to other parts of the body. Once you are evaluated and a diagnosis is made, our chiropractor will know which type of treatment will work best for you.
Contact Us Today
If you suffer from neck or back pain, don't hesitate to contact Whitehead Chiropractic in Austin, TX. We can be reached by calling (512) 270-3790.