Over 80% of the population will suffer from numerous forms of lower back pain at some point in their lives. Most cases of lower back pain can be linked to a general cause – such as muscle strain, injury or overuse – or can be attributed to a specific diagnosed condition of the spine.
The most common spine related conditions that cause lower back pain are:
• Herniated Disc
• Degenerative Disc Disease
• Spinal Stenosis
While less common than the conditions listed above, a number of other conditions can cause low back pain as well, such as sacroiliac joint dysfunction, spinal tumors, fibromyalgia and piriformis syndrome. If you have lower back pain, it is important to have it assessed by a qualified medical professional.
Most episodes of neck pain are due to a muscle strain or other soft tissue sprains (ligaments, tendons). This type of injury can also be caused by a sudden force (whiplash). These types of neck pain often improve with time and non-surgical care, such as medications and chiropractic manipulation. However, if the neck pain continues, worsens or is accompanied by arm pain or numbness, there is often a specific condition that requires assessment and treatment from a qualified medical professional. Cervical degenerative disc disease, cervical herniated disc, cervical stenosis and cervical arthritis can all lead to neck pain. Each of these conditions has unique symptoms and treatment approaches.
Often related to or caused by problems in other regions of the spine, upper/mid back pain is a condition that effects most people at some time or another. Ranging from acute pain generated by too much time at a workstation to chronic pain produced by the insidious effects of spinal degeneration. The skilled examination and diagnosis of what is causing your pain is essential to the production of an effective treatment plan. This treatment plan may include work station evaluation, introduction of core exercises, postural analysis, spinal curve correction, chiropractic adjustments etc.