If you’re experiencing back or neck pain, you know how much it can reduce your quality of life, yet it is something we all deal with at some point in our lives. According to Georgetown University, “65 million adults report episodes of back pain to their doctors and 8% of adults experience chronic back pain.” At New Heights Chiropractic & Nutrition, we provide high quality back & neck pain treatments to help you get back to doing the activities you enjoy.
Did you know that there are many activities we take part in daily that can be a contributing factor to your back and neck pain? You may not even realize that the activities are part of the problem. These are a few leading causes of back and neck pain that we can help you with. Correcting these issues are an essential step towards getting your pain under control.
Poor posture is often caused by slouching forward while walking or sitting. Looking down at your phone can also contribute to bad posture. Overtime, these become habits and cause muscle weakness and joint stiffness which contributes to back and neck pain.
Sports injuries can cause back and neck pain as the result of an impact or muscle strain.
Strained muscles are very painful and you may experience muscle spasms, tightness, pain while walking, climbing the steps, or even just sitting.
Inactivity can lead to muscle weakness, joint stiffness, and neck and back pain.
Weight gain can cause extra stress on your spine and back muscles. At New Heights, we can address your weight loss concerns through our nutrition program.
Improper lifting can cause sudden or delayed back pain. Lifting a heavy object incorrectly can cause excessive strain on your back, which can lead to injury and pain, especially herniated discs.
Although these are common causes of back and neck pain, it’s also important to identify the condition that is causing you pain. There are also specific back and neck conditions that we treat at our office in Bensalem, PA. These include:
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Spinal Stenosis
- Radiculopathy (numbness, pain, swelling into legs/feet or arms/hands)
- Annual tears in disc
- TOS (thoracic outlet syndrome)
- Neck pain
- Neck or back sprain or strain
- Sport injuries
Why Choose a Chiropractor for Back & Neck Pain?
If you or someone you know is experiencing neck or back pain chiropractic care should be your first line of defense. Chiropractors are spine specialists who are trained to know all conditions that would cause neck or back pain. We are able to go over Xray or MRI results with you and form a conservative treatment plan in order for you to get out of pain as quickly as possible. The treatment options below are noninvasive therapies that will address the route problem causing your pain. We recommend seeing a Chiropractor before deciding on more invasive therapies like injections or surgery due to their high risk of complications.
- Cervical & Lumbar Decompression:
- Cupping Therapy:
- Flexion & Distraction:
- Electrical Stimulation:
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Chiropractic Adjustments:
- At Home Exercises:
Frequently Asked Questions
How effective are chiropractic adjustments for back pain?
Very. We have seen some amazing results in our office just from chiropractic adjustments alone. We often have patients who say “I have seen every doctor and have gotten every test” before they decide to come to us. After their appointment they “cannot believe” how different they feel afterwards. Because the spine houses the nervous system which controls everything in our body, reducing tension and pressure in the spine can produce some incredible results.