• Blog >
  • Neck and Back Pain FAQ
RSS Feed

Neck and Back Pain FAQ

If You Have Neck and Back Pain, Our Sarasota Chiropractor Has Solutions

If you suffer from neck pain and/or back pain, Sarasota Chiropractic can answer your questions. Anyone living with chronic spinal pain knows how debilitating it can be; seeking the proper treatment to heal your spine, rather than taking medication to cover the pain, will allow you to return to your normal routine and activities.

What causes neck pain?

Misalignment of the cervical spine (the vertebrae of your neck) causes pain, discomfort, and stiffness in the neck.

What causes back pain?

Misalignment of the vertebrae of the thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, or coccyx spine cause upper, middle, and lower back pain. Subluxated vertebrae pinch nerves, causing back pain as well as reduced mobility. Any misalignment of the spine can affect other bodily functions as well.

What should I do if I suffer neck or back pain?

You can treat the pain with over the counter medication, but should schedule a consultation with your Sarasota chiropractor right away to begin the healing process.

Is a chiropractor qualified to treat back and neck pain?

Yes. Chiropractors go through years of schooling and training, learning the proper techniques of spinal manipulation, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling to help patients who suffer from back and neck pain.

How are neck and back pain diagnosed?

Our chiropractor will diagnose your back and neck pain during your initial consultation. Through an interview and spinal exam, our Sarasota chiropractor will then diagnose the cause of your pain. Whether it is due to a collision, sports injury, workplace injury, scoliosis, herniated disc, poor posture, or the result of everyday wear and tear, our chiropractor can begin your treatment right away.

How are neck and back pain treated?

At Sarasota Chiropractic, we use a combination of gentle chiropractic manipulation, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling to treat and heal the source pain by realigning the spine, relaxing muscles, and providing your body with the nutrition it needs to heal.

Is treatment available?

Yes. Whether you suffer from the repercussions of an auto accident or the pain of the medical condition, scoliosis, we can design a wellness plan to treat your specific spinal needs.

What should I do if I suffer neck or back pain?

If you suffer from back or neck pain, you can certainly use over the counter medications, but this will only mask the pain. By scheduling a consultation with a Sarasota chiropractor, you can begin the road to healing and living a pain free life.

How do I prevent back and neck injuries?

Although not every neck or back injury can be prevented, you can take a few precautions to reduce the likelihood of suffering a spinal injury. Do not lift heavy objects, always wear your seat belt, and practice good posture.

What is the best exercise to take care of back and neck injuries?

Practicing low-impact exercises, like those in yoga and Pilates, to increase your flexibility and range of motion will relieve the symptoms of back and neck injuries.