Years ago we would open maps that only the really skilled could fold back up again. As the years of invention followed many great technologies were created to guide to not only where we wanted to go but with choices to fit our personal preferences. Our lifestyles are similar with the bountiful choices. Like our modes of transportation our bodies should be maintained and our warning signals should be addressed.
The Spinal Mechanic
“Where should I go to relieve my neck and low back pain?”
When you suffer with neck and low back pain you should consider an evaluation first by a qualified physician trained specifically in physical treatment of the neck and back. The majority of these spinal complaints are caused by irritation and inflammation of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that not only help create the structure of the spinal column but provide for the full mobility of the spinal vertebrae. By locating regions of your spine where mobility is decreased, your chiropractor or physical therapist (PT) is able identify the areas that are in need of treatment. The treatment includes not only restoring mobility to the spinal joints, but through the physical treatment the neck and back pain are eliminated from source of the problem.
An additional benefit of care in our office is the reduction of pressure and irritation on spinal nerves. Irritation and inflammation of spinal soft tissues is not only one cause of the pain but negatively affects the normal function of the spinal nerves. The compression on the delicate spinal nerve strands reduces or may completely inhibit the transmission of information from your brain to the rest of your body. The result may include a wide range of health problems. By addressing the source of many of these problems, chiropractic care helps contribute to your overall health and well-being.
Listen to Your Body
Overall, pain is a warning sign, but many problems that cause pain can resolve on their own. Repetitive episodes of spinal pain should always be evaluated by your chiropractor or PT. A severe headache should probably lead to a physical examination, especially if you’ve never before had the type and intensity of pain that you’re currently experiencing. Persistent radiating pain into an arm or a leg, accompanied by numbness and tingling, can also be evaluated. Again, if discomfort continues and you can’t clearly explain to yourself why you’re having the pain that you’re having, the best thing to do is to make an appointment to see your doctor, that is, your chiropractic physician or your family physician. Most importantly you want to obtain expert information and advice, and to receive treatment if needed with the most helpful instructions on how to care for yourself in the coming days, weeks, or months ahead.
Call for An Appointment
Whether you are investigating a warning light or just looking for a tune-up call our team today here at the Accident & Injury Center at 34th and C St. Our expert team looks forward to helping you repair, restore, and revitalize for the long road trip of life.
For Your Health,
Dr. David Richey