Back and Neck Pain Q & A
What Are The Most Common Causes Of Back Pain & Neck Pain?
It's not always clear what exactly is causing a person's back or neck pain. The most common diagnoses that Dr. Atzmon sees among his patients include:
- Herniated disc
- Muscle spasm or strain
- Degenerative disc disease
You may be more at risk for developing neck or back pain if you:
- Are overweight
- Are sedentary
- Have poor posture
- Have a physically demanding job
- Are over-stressed
- Have poor nutrition
- Are a male
- Are between the ages of 35-55
How Can A Chiropractor Help Me With My Back And Neck Pain?
A chiropractor should be one of your first lines of defense when you experience pain in your neck or back. Dr. Atzmon provides a variety of healing techniques--including spinal adjustments, corrective exercises, soft tissue mobilization, and interferential electrical stimulation--to relieve back pain, encourage tissue healing, and restore your spine's alignment and function.
Dr. Atzmon can also assess your body mechanics and posture during your most common daily tasks, whether at work, in sports, or at home. He'll be able to identify problem areas with your ergonomics and posture and offer you practical solutions that can help prevent your back pain from returning.
What Are Other Ways I Can Help Prevent Or Manage My Back And Neck Pain?
You may want to consult with a physical therapist, like Totowa, NJ's Dr. Carla Loaiza. Dr. Loaiza works closely with Dr. Atzmon and can provide effective therapeutic techniques that complement chiropractic care and accelerate healing.
If you smoke, quit. Smoking impairs healing and can delay your ability to recover from neck or back pain. You should also consume a nutritious balanced diet that supports a healthy weight.
Get active! When your back hurts, the last thing you may want to do is exercise. But our bodies were meant to move, and research shows that physical activity can help improve back and neck pain. Dr. Atzmon can provide you with the right guidance to ensure that you're exercising both safely and effectively.