Back Pain Relief and Neck Pain Relief

Pain and discomfort can interfere with even basic daily activities. At Optimum Health and Performance we aim to ease the pain by re-establishing proper joint function and mobility, eliminating any unwanted pain and discomfort.

Back Pain

Back pain is a common injury that can cause great pain and interfere with the daily functions of your life. Prior to the sudden onset of a back injury there is generally a pre-existing weakness within the internal structure of the spine. This weakness will then become vulnerable, triggering pain by the lifting of a heavy object, a sudden, quick movement or the sitting in a position for too long of a period.

Some causes for back pain include:

  • Bulging and/or herniated discs
  • Muscle spasms
  • Subluxations of the vertebrae
  • Strain and/or injury to the muscles or ligaments supporting the back
  • Small fractures to the spine from osteoporosis

We will first assess your injury through a hands-on review then can treat your back injury in a number of ways. Depending on the injury location, we may perform a chiropractic adjustment to improve functionality, reduce nerve inflammation and restore range of motion in the back. Other techniques that can be used include mobilization of the area, physical therapy modalities, exercises and patient education to provide a comprehensive treatment approach.

Neck Pain

Some common causes of neck pain include: trauma or an injury, high levels of stress, falling asleep in an awkward position or as a result of whiplash injury during an auto accident.

Symptoms of neck pain include:

  • General pain in the neck area accompanied by some stiffness
  • Pain may extend down between the shoulder blades, out along the arms or up into the head
  • The muscles in the neck are tense and sore to the touch
  • A prickling or tingling sensation may occur in the arms and fingers

We will have you undergo an examination that can include: testing the range of movement of the neck, testing for trapped nerves, examination of the muscles and movement of the spine and neck. In some cases, x-rays or blood work may be necessary to determine an exact diagnosis.

Sharp neck pain at the base of the skull generally disappears without any treatment. If your neck pain persists, manual chiropractic treatment based on the severity of your injury is suggested along with soft tissue manipulation. Longer term chiropractic treatment is recommended for chronic neck pain.

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