Neck & Low Back Pain

Neck & Low Back Pain Specialist
Whether it’s a chronic ache or a stabbing jolt, neck and lower back pain can make life feel unbearable. But it doesn’t have to be. At Hausman Chiropractic, Dr. Robert Hausman can reduce the pain in your neck and lower back, whether it’s caused by spasming muscles or a herniated disc. If you’re located near Austin, Texas, and looking for a chiropractor who takes a whole-person approach, call the office to schedule your appointment with Dr. Hausman or book it online today.

Neck & Low Back Pain Q & A

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What are the symptoms of neck and lower back pain?

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:

  • Dull, aching, or sharp pain
  • Tingling or burning sensations
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms, legs, or feet
  • Pain in your neck, shoulders, legs, hips, or feet
  • Back or neck stiffness
  • Decreased mobility
  • Muscle knots
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty standing

Who is at risk for neck and lower back pain?

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:

  • Sleeping with your neck twisted
  • Experiencing an injury or car accident
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Lack of exercise
  • Cigarette smoking
  • High-stress levels

What causes neck and lower back pain?

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:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

How are neck and lower back pain treated?

The underlying cause of your pain determines the treatment Dr. Hausman recommends. In many cases, he reduces your pain through:

  • Spinal realignment
  • Spinal decompression
  • Acupuncture
  • Therapeutic massage

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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