Chiropractors know that back and neck pain can affect people’s daily lives

back and neck painChiropractors are skilled at helping relieve patient’s pain that stems from a variety of issues. Back pain, neck pain, and problems such as bulging or herniated discs can all cause debilitating pain for those who are affected.

Back and neck pain affect half of all working Americans

Back and neck pain are two of the most common reasons patients visit doctors. Recurring back and neck pain can affect people’s quality of life by limiting their mobility and their ability to work. In fact, back pain is the number one cause of disability across the globe.

Many people also suffer from bulging or herniated discs. Discs sit between the vertebrae in a person’s back and neck to separate the vertebrae bones. Discs have a harder outer shell with a middle that has a consistency similar to gel.  These discs can be damaged resulting in a variety of issues such as herniated discs and bulging discs, which can cause patients pain and discomfort.

Neck pain also affects a large number of Americans. Neck pain can be caused by poor posture, sitting extended periods of time at a desk, aging, and more. Neck pain is often also equated with people feeling stressed, and tense muscles can lend itself to recurring neck pain.

Chiropractors can also help manage migraines and other headaches

Though most people may equate chiropractors with fixing back issues most predominately, chiropractors can also help patients who suffer chronic migraines and headaches. Migraines symptoms include vomiting, light sensitivity, sensitivity to noise, and severe pain. Sinus and tension headaches can be quite severe for those who suffer recurring headaches. These severe headaches can cause missed days of school and work, and even cause canceled plans with friends and family.

Decompression is one method used to treat back pain

Decompression is one method chiropractors use to help treat back and neck pain. Decompression may be an option for patients suffering from sciatic pain, bulging or herniated discs, and more. This treatment can be performed in the office and may require multiple visits.

Chiropractors also utilize a variety of other methods to relieve patient’s pain. A chiropractor may make adjustments to their patients’ back and neck to help give them long-term pain relief. Massage and electronic simulation are also ways chiropractors treat patient’s pain, among others.

Along with treating the pain, chiropractors also work to prevent it from returning. Chiropractors may utilize techniques clients can do at home to help manage pain and prevent injuries from returning.

Chiropractors here at Lee’s Summit and Kansas City area

If you live in Lees Summit, MO or Kansas City, MO and suffer chronic back pain, neck pain, or more, reach out to Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center. Rejuvenate’s chiropractors can evaluate you and help treat your pain and come up with a pain management plan to keep you feeling your best.