South Florida Chiropractic Care: Help for neck pain and back pain
Having a pain in the neck is more than dealing with a source of aggravation that won’t go away. Neck pain, in fact, is one of the main reasons people seek the help of a South Florida chiropractor. Your neck supports your head, which weighs about 12 pounds, and is tasked with moving the head from side to side, up and down. Having such agility is great, but it also makes the neck a target of pain and injury.
Extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls, and blows to the head can affect the neck. In older people, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease directly affect the spine and can cause neck pain to occur.
The American Chiropractic Association attributes our bad habits from daily life as contributing in part to our neck pain: “Poor posture, obesity, and weak abdominal muscles often disrupt spinal balance, causing the neck to bend forward to compensate. Stress and emotional tension can cause muscles to tighten and contract, resulting in pain and stiffness. Postural stress can contribute to chronic neck pain with symptoms extending into the upper back and the arms.”
Spine-health.com cites two typical causes of pain that originate in the neck: mechanical neck pain and disc problems.
Mechanical neck pain is pain generated from muscle, tendons, joint capsules, ligaments and/or the fascia, and is a common cause of neck pain and stiffness. Disc problems can cause neck pain through tears that develop in the cervical disc. The inside of the disc (the nucleus) herniates through the outer part (the annulus) and traps or pinches the nerve root as it exits the spine.
Let Neck Pain Chiropractor at Carpe Diem Chiropractic Ease Your Neck Pain
A South Florida chiropractor can do several things to bring back fluidity of movement and ease your pain in the neck. The healing process begins with chiropractic exams to locate the source of the pain, including physical and neurological exams.
A chiropractic physical exam will record posture, range of motion, and physical condition. A neurological exam will test reflexes, muscle strength, nerve changes, and the spread of pain. An x-ray could be ordered to analyze narrowed disc space, fractures, bone spurs, or arthritis. If nerve damage is suspected, an electromyography (EMG) test may be performed to measure how quickly the nerves respond to certain activities and movements.
Having done all the necessary tests, Fort Lauderdale neck pain chiropractor at Carpe Diem Chiropractic will develop a program that meets your personalized needs. This program will include a neck adjustment, or cervical manipulation, to the joints of the neck that will:
- improve the mobility of the cervical spine
- restore range of motion
- increase movement of the adjoining muscles.
Neck adjustments can greatly improve the ability to turn and tilt the head while reducing pain, soreness, and stiffness.
Don’t let your neck pain affect your quality of life. Let a chiropractor in Fort Lauderdale give you back your ability to turn your head without suffering – a natural motion that we all take for granted until the pain gets in the way.
Fort Lauderdale Carpe Diem Chiropractic: To the rescue for your lower back pain
Here’s a fact: More than 80 percent of Americans experience some form of lower back pain.
If you suffer from lower back pain, in particular, you know how the pain hinders even the most normal of activities – sitting and walking can become difficult and strenuous if pain continues unmanaged.
Your lower back pain could have been caused by improper sitting or lifting. Muscle strain is another contributor to lower back pain. Routine chiropractic treatments that typically concentrate on spinal manipulation and alignment can go far in helping the management of this pain.
The manual chiropractic therapies offered by Carpe Diem Chiropractic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are effective in helping patients regain their range of movement and bring back a higher quality of life.
Most importantly, chiropractic procedures will work without the expense and further pain caused by invasive surgery, which exposes the spinal cord in the removal of facet joints. Bulging or herniated discs are often the cause of lower back pain, but their removal will often lessen their ability to cushion bones which can bring about an entirely different set of problems relating to difficulties in movement.
If you are diagnosed with a degenerative disc condition, such as arthritis, disc disease or disc herniation, other spinal problems could arise, putting pressure on spinal structure, such as neighboring disc's nerves, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons. At Carpe Diem Chiropractic in Fort Lauderdale Fl you will receive individual attention that will help to alleviate your pain, in a program specifically designed and tailored to adjusting spinal problems, which will reduce the pressure put on nerves and discs, and help to restore your body’s nerve function.
Just as you care for other parts of your body, you need to also attend to your spine. Left untreated, lower back pain, and the physical problems associated with it, can spread to other areas of the body and create more problems with mobility, hindering even the most simple of activities.
Most importantly, the spine is the pathway through which the spinal cord communicates with the brain, affecting and influencing all areas of the body. This network of communication is as valuable as the lungs are to breathing. Managing this area of your physical well-being is vital to sustaining a healthy nervous system and an overall better quality of life.
Call Fort Lauderdale Chiropractor Dr. Barak Meraz at Carpe Diem Chiropractic for a full chiropractic evaluation of your neck pain and/or your back pain: 954-980-5483. Or if you live in the Plantation, Florida area, call the Plantation office of Dr. Barak Meraz: 954-581-1999.