Almost 80% of Americans can expect to suffer back pain at some point in their lives. It’s one of the leading causes of missed work days and the leading cause of disability payments for workers. The frequency of neck pain is lower — about 45% — but that still means that nearly half of us can expect to have to cope with neck pain at some point in our lives. Neck and back pain together are likely to affect most adults at some time, and they cost the U.S. over $200 billion each year in medical costs, lost wages, and lowered productivity, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Neck and back pain can result from injuries, whether injuries suffered during sports activity or from a car accident or household accidents. But back and neck pain can also be the result of a sedentary lifestyle. Time spent hunched over a computer or stress on the spine from poor muscle tone can take longer to lead to pain, but can be just as painful in the long run.
At Millennium Chiropractic, we begin by working to relieve pain. We’ll take a complete medical history and a through exam, and we’ll listen to the information you can give us about your neck and back pain. We’ll use gentle, noninvasive methods to treat your pain immediately.
Some of the methods that might be used:
- Electrical stimulation to treat pain and inflammation
- Therapeutic ultrasound to alleviate pain and swelling
- Ice or heat for immediate control of acute pain
- Spinal adjustments to restore natural motion
Once your pain is under control, we create a personal rehabilitation plan which may include a variety of treatments:
- electrical muscle stimulation
- cold laser therapy
- inferential electro-therapy
- spinal decompression
- microcurrent therapy
You will usually also begin an exercise regimen which can be continued at home once you are trained in the exercises.
Let us help you with acute or chronic neck and back pain. Call 479-571-8400 today.