Chronic Lower Back and Neck Pain

A significant portion of all chiropractic visits are for lower back and neck pain.

Although chiropractors can treat a wide range of ailments—from headaches to carpal tunnel syndrome and even hip and knee problems—they are most known for providing effective and rapid relief of back and neck pain. At Spine Care Chronic Conditions and Rehab Center, Dr. Eric Blundy takes his years of experience in both Chiropractic and Clinical Neuroscience to give a unique approach to pain relief for many Chronic Conditions such as Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, and Failed Back Surgery. Instead of only treating the symptoms, he looks for the underlying cause. The correction of structural, functional, and neurological problems lets our valued patients in Seneca, SC enjoy long lasting pain relief and long-term results.

Your Symptoms

    Our Doctor’s take the time to fully evaluate each patient’s health concern before moving forward with treatment. It’s helpful if you can be as specific as possible when describing your symptoms. You might describe your back and neck pain with some of the following words:

  • Constant or intermittent
  • Dull and achy
  • Sharp and stabbing
  • Burning
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Mild, moderate, or severe

Referred Symptoms

The nerves throughout your body connect to the spinal cord. This means that a problem with the spine can cause referred symptoms elsewhere in the body. For example, if you’re suffering from neck pain, you might also feel pain, numbness, or tingling that extends through the shoulder, down the arm, and into the hand. If you have lower back pain, you might feel these symptoms in the hip, through the buttock, and down the leg. Muscle weakness can occur in any of these areas, and you may not have full range of motion.

Common Causes

    Lower back and neck pain is often the result of the cumulative effects of daily, repetitive stress. A number of factors can contribute, including:

  • Poor posture
  • Heavy lifting
  • Prolonged sitting or standing
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Poor physical conditioning
  • Tobacco use
    Acute back and neck pain is often caused by injuries, such as muscle strains and spasms. If you have long-lasting symptoms, they may be due to the following:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Facet joint osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Whiplash
  • Myofascial pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis

FAQs About Back and Neck Pain

Please feel free to speak up about any questions or concerns you may have during your visit at Spine Care Chronic Conditions and Rehab Center. Here are a few common questions and answers to help you prepare for your visit.

How will you treat my symptoms?

You’ll receive a personalized treatment plan. Depending on your diagnosis and preferences, your treatment plan may include non-manipulative pain relief modalities, specific neurological exercises, chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue mobilization, posture correction, and lifestyle counseling.

What happens during an adjustment?

After detecting musculo-skeletal imbalances in the spine, the chiropractor will precisely position your body and apply carefully directed force to nudge the spinal structures back into their correct alignments. This is a safe and effective way to restore healthy function and release nerve compression.

How will I feel afterward?

Patients typically report immediate pain relief, although additional adjustments may be needed for long-term relief. Some people may experience temporary soreness for the rest of the day as the body starts to function properly again. Most individuals feel incredibly relaxed and limber, and they may be able to walk out the door far easier than they walked in.

What causes that popping sound?

It’s actually caused by the release of air bubbles from the synovial fluid inside the joints. It’s normal, and it’s nothing to be alarmed about.

Don’t let chronic lower back and neck pain control your life. Reclaim your wellness with expert treatment at Spine Care Chronic Conditions and Rehab Center in Seneca, SC.

Your Seneca Chiropractor

Dr. Eric P. Blundy

Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

16 Accountants Circle
Seneca, SC 29678

(864) 882-5191