Neck pain is discomfort in any of the structures in the neck. These include the muscles, nerves, bones, and the discs between the bones. When your neck is sore, you may have difficulty moving it, especially turning to one side. Many people describe this as having a stiff neck. If neck pain involves nerves, you may feel numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm, hand, or elsewhere.
A frequent cause of neck pain is muscle strain or chronic tension, usually from everyday activities. Such activities include:
Back pain is a very common complaint, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. It is one of the main reasons people miss work or other activities.
There are many possible contributing factors to back pain, such as: overuse, muscle strain, poor posture, or injury to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support your spine.
According to the World Health Organization, the number one cause of disability throughout the world is low back pain. It can impede your ability to work, play with your children, or accomplish things you enjoy.
At Summit Chiropractic and Sports Institute, we take a three-pronged treatment approach so your low back can handle whatever workload life gives you.
Do you find it difficult to bend forward and backward? Is your range of motion limited, where it feels like you’re stuck and can’t move anymore? By conducting a comprehensive exam and mobility screening, we can diagnose the leading cause of your low back pain.
We’ll work together to maximize your range of motion, so your pain decreases. With a chiropractic adjustment, we can apply pressure to your restricted joints and tight muscles so that they loosen up, calm down, and allow for better movement. Our other treatments include cupping, Active Release Technique – a soft tissue movement that adds mobility, massage therapy, and muscle flossing – a compressive technique that breaks up scar tissue.
Once we’ve gained mobility and decreased your pain, we want to keep it there. We’ll start adding stability exercises which include core and glute strengthening. These exercises will support and remove all the stress from your low back.
Call Dr. Lopez today and get a free consultation, so you can start the road to recovery.