Many people experience chronic or occasional pain in the cervical and lumbar spine, making it difficult to sit, stand, work on a computer or lie down. Pain in the neck and back can become more common as you age, since the discs that are between your vertebrae lose fluid and flexibility over time. But even young people can develop neck pain from using their cell phone (which can cause forward head posture) or lower back pain just from sitting too long, especially in a chair with inadequate support (which can cause pelvic torque). Other common causes of neck and lower back pain include degenerative disc, low-grade spasms or a pinched sciatic nerve.
While heat or ice may ease your symptoms temporarily, for effective relief you’ll want to see Dr. Kassalias as soon as possible. We’ll diagnose the cause of your neck or back pain and create a personalized treatment plan to relieve your pain and help you strengthen your spine to avoid re-injury. You might be encouraged to know that, as one study showed, “patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction at one month than patients treated by family physicians.” *
Don’t let pain hold you back. Contact us today for effective back and neck pain relief.
* Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Nyiendo et al (2000)