Back and neck pain is a common problem that affects millions of people all over the country. It’s also one of the top reasons a person seeks chiropractic care with an East Grand Rapids back and neck pain chiropractor at The Chiropractic Doctors. We have been helping patients overcome neck and back pain for several years using drug-free, safe, non-invasive, and effective treatment.
There are several types of neck and back pain. The most common types are acute and chronic.
A patient with acute pain will find that the pain level improves by addressing the cause of the pain. If the pain doesn’t improve within a few weeks, a person may try over-the-counter medications, such as anti-inflammatories, but this often only masks the symptoms and doesn’t address the underlying problem. A chiropractor at our facility will use gentle spinal adjustments to correct a misalignment. This treatment can provide immediate relief from neck and back pain.
Pain that persists for three months or longer is considered chronic. Long-term use of pain medications typically doesn’t improve functioning for patients with chronic neck and back pain. Social and psychological factors can also contribute to pain. Most people with chronic pain will not become pain-free right away, so care should be focused on reducing or managing painful symptoms and improving function.
With back and neck pain, many people will experience the following symptoms:
There are many possible causes of back and neck pain. If left untreated, pain can worsen over time. Additionally, back and neck pain can be a sign of another condition. Because of this, it’s important to seek professional medical treatment for a proper diagnosis. The East Grand Rapids chiropractors at The Chiropractic Doctors have many years of experience diagnosing patients with back and neck pain and determining the proper chiropractic treatment that can alleviate pain and improve mobility and function.
Common causes of neck and back pain include:
Chiropractic treatment can improve your well-being and can provide pain relief without invasive surgery or medication.
The holistic wellness treatments we offer involve a combination of soft tissue therapies and cervical spinal adjustments that can reduce chronic or acute pain and restore neck and back functions. Adjustments are performed by applying pressure directly to the neck and repositioning the spinal joints gently.
Realignments will help reduce pain from an injured disc, muscle strains, muscle tension, or a pinched nerve. Adjustments can help increase a person’s range of motion, can reduce inflammation, and can improve the flexibility of the spine.
For some people, pain may go away on its own after a few days or weeks. For others, the pain can become chronic, debilitating, and may last for several months or years. At The Chiropractic Doctors, we can help alleviate back and neck pain, improve mobility and improve your quality of life through gentle and safe chiropractic care. We also believe in educating our patients about overall lifestyle modifications, stress management, and proper posture, to prevent back and neck pain in the future.
Our chiropractors can also treat:
Patient treatment is dependant on the type of injury sustained. Our East Grand Rapids chiropractors can provide safe and effective treatment, without invasive surgery or the use of addictive pain medication. Our goal is to provide natural pain relief and guide our patients on their road to health by addressing the underlying cause of their pain and by providing lifestyle education that can help prevent injuries in the future.
At The Chiropractic Doctors, we use safe and effective spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and other techniques that can provide instant pain relief. We know how debilitating back and neck pain can be. Our goal is to get you out of pain and improve your well-being and quality of life. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and let us relieve your pain and help you lead a healthier, happier life, starting now.