Back and Neck Pain

The potential causes of back and neck pain are generally one of four structures: joint, muscle, nerve, or disc or some combination of those structures.
Our goal at Green Chiropractic is to determine what your pain generating tissues are, and then to treat according to those findings. Most back and neck pain issues resolve fairly quickly once treatment begins. Our standard treatment plan for most issues lasts only about six total treatment sessions, which is very short when compared to other treatment options such as physical therapy. The video below is a testimonial by a happy patient who explains how his son found relief at this office after trying a sports medicine doctor, an orthopedist, and another chiropractor. Later the man telling the story had his own very intense bout of low back pain that was so debilitating that he was unable to walk or even get out of bed for several days before making his way here. We’ll let you watch the video and hear the story for yourself.

For patients with low back pain that lasts longer than three months, or patients with predominantly leg pain, a more specific and definable problem for the pain should be sought. There are several very common causes of low back pain and leg pain:

 

In younger adults (20-60 year olds) the disc is likely to be the pain generator and conditions may include:

  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis

In older adults (over 60 years old), the source of back pain or leg pain is more likely to be the facet joints or osteoarthritis, and back conditions may include:

  • Facet joint osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis

In addition to the above, there are several miscellaneous causes of back pain.

 

Neck Pain from Cervical Spine Conditions

While neck pain is less prevalent than lower back pain, there are several cervical spine conditions that may cause neck pain, arm pain and other symptoms, including:

  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Stenosis with myelopathy
  • Cervical osteoarthritis
  • Cervical degenerative disc disease

Chiropractic Care for Back and Neck Pain

Dr. Green is trained to diagnose and treat everything (and more!) mentioned on this page. Our philosophy is simple: Figure out what’s causing your pain, explain it to you, and help you fix it. We then try to give you all the tools to keep it that way.