If you’re suffering from neck or lower back pain, you may experience a range of symptoms that come and go and range in severity, including:
Although anyone can experience neck and lower back pain, some people are more at risk. Those who work at a desk often slouch in a hunched position, causing their spine to form a “C” shape, which leads to both neck and back pain.
If your job requires heavy lifting, bending, or twisting, you may be prone to spinal pain as well. Truck drivers and those who use large power tools like jackhammers that cause the whole body to vibrate can also be at a higher risk for both neck and back pain.
Other risk factors include:
A wide range of issues can cause neck and lower back pain. In many cases, it’s the result of a pinched nerve caused by spinal misalignment. When your spine is out of alignment, the discs between your vertebrae bulge, which puts pressure on your nerves, leading to severe pain.
Sometimes, your neck and lower back pain are caused by stiff muscles. When your muscles are tight or knotted, they can spasm, stressing the spine and pulling it out of alignment.
If you have chronic neck or lower back pain, it may be caused by a bone condition, such as:
The underlying cause of your pain determines the treatment Dr. Hausman recommends. In many cases, he reduces your pain through:
Dr. Hausman may prescribe exercises and stretches to do at home to help your back and neck stay in alignment.
If you’re suffering from neck or back pain, schedule your appointment with a board-certified chiropractor and acupuncturist. Call Hausman Chiropractic or book your consultation online today.
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