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By HealthPro Physical Therapy
March 11, 2019
Category: Physical Therapy
Tags: Neck Pain   Back Pain   Sciatica   Scoliosis   Arthritis   Whiplash  

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Neck MassageNeck and back pain are the two most common issues that people face, whether that's caused by sitting for hours in front of a desk, a generally sedentary lifestyle, or sustaining certain injuries. No matter the cause, our Houma, LA, physical therapist, Dr. Chadd Duncan, has just the chiropractic options to help improve your overall musculoskeletal health while targeting the problems that are leading to your neck and back pain.

 

What is causing my neck pain?

There are many conditions and injuries that could be held responsible for neck pain. The most common causes of neck pain tend to be injuries such as whiplash, strains, or sprains. Other causes include herniated discs, a pinched nerve, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and fibromyalgia.

 

What causes back pain?

Some of the same conditions that lead to neck pain can also cause back pain. Common back pain causes include,

  • Poor posture
  • Strains and sprains
  • Bulging or ruptured discs
  • Broken bone
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis

 

When should I seek treatment?

If you’ve been dealing with severe pain, pain that is steadily getting worse, or pain that hasn’t improved in six weeks, then it’s time to seek medical attention. Of course, if your neck or back pain is the result of an injury you should see a doctor immediately to make sure that the injury isn’t severe.

 

How can a chiropractor help me?

If you are suffering from neck or back pain, you can find the relief you need through physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. Not only can we diagnose the problem, but we can also create an individualized treatment plan to fit your condition and the symptoms that you are experiencing.

Undergoing regular chiropractic adjustments (i.e. spinal manipulation) can help to realign the spine and take pressure off certain nerves, ligaments, and muscles while improving blood flow to these areas and promoting healing. Chiropractic treatment also has the ability to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, while restoring joint/muscle flexibility and range of motion.

Don’t let pain tell you what you can and can’t do. If neck or back pain is becoming a regular occurrence, then it’s time to turn to HealthPro Physical Therapy in Houma, LA, for the care you deserve. Dial (985) 872-5777 today!