Say goodbye to neck pain and back pain with innovative care.
If you’re living with spine pain—which can be pain in the neck or back or pain that is felt elsewhere but related to the spine—you know it’s not really living. It can have a significant, dramatic negative effect on your quality of life, your ability to work, even your ability to perform simple tasks and activities of daily living.
Whether acute or chronic, spine-related pain can have many possible origins. This is important, because true relief depends not merely on treating the pain—a symptom—but also addressing the root problem that is causing the pain condition.
The spine is complex and interconnected.
The spine is the bony structure of vertebrae that protects the spinal cord (part of the central nervous system) and enables strength, structure and flexibility. It’s helpful, though, to think of spine pain more broadly in terms of “the neck and back.”
As you know, the back and neck together account for a large area of the body. They’re also comprised of a lot of different parts—tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones and intervertebral discs. These structures have a complicated interconnected relationship with one another that is responsible for normal, pain-free function…and plays a key role in spine pain. Without a solid understanding of these parts and how they function together (or don’t), locating and addressing the source of the pain can be challenging and complicated.
At Back Pain & Sciatica Center of Texas in Conroe, our multidisciplinary providers have that solid understanding. At the same time, we know firsthand how important it is that you, too, have an understanding of the common spine-pain issues and how they can be resolved with muscle rehabilitation, physical medicine and chiropractic care.
What is behind and involved in your spine pain?
The following breakdown explains some of the most common issues involved in or responsible for spine pain:
- Disc bulges and herniation – The discs between the vertebrae can become damaged, and their jelly-like insides can bulge out beyond their natural outer edges. When this happens, the bulge can press against a nerve structure. These herniations are common and often very painful. If left uncorrected, this condition can worsen and require surgery. But with early diagnosis, surgery can often be avoided with the help of chiropractic and physical medicine techniques.
- Subluxation – A partial dislocation, subluxation is a slight misalignment of the vertebral column. Subluxations can disrupt normal movement and be potentially quite painful. In fact, they’re one of the most overlooked contributors to back pain. Our chiropractors are specially trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive, hands-on adjustment.
- Muscular sprains and tendon or ligament strains – Often extremely painful, sprains and strains typically result from engaging in tasks or movements that our bodies aren’t accustomed to. Twisting while lifting or stretching past normal limits are prime examples. Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to spinal alignment and therefore respond well to physical medicine and chiropractic care.
- Neck pain – The neck has complicated structures that make it more vulnerable to injury and pain that are usually caused by or affect spinal alignment, which irritates nerves and causes further tension and pain. If the problem isn’t corrected, it can become much more serious and necessitate surgery. We work to address it early and prevent surgery.
- Sciatica – Is a condition that causes pain in the lower back, down the back of the leg and into the foot. It can make sitting, standing, and simple daily tasks difficult and lead to weakness, tingling, and numbness in the leg and foot. If left unchecked, it will generally grow worse, and the sciatic nerve can become permanently injured. Our providers are highly trained to zero in on the source and determine the best treatment.
- Scoliosis – A diagnosis of scoliosis is made when the spine curves more than 10 degrees to the right or left. It typically begins as a minor bend and gradually progresses over time. As it advances, it can cause severe health consequences. If discovered early, we can likely prevent scoliosis from advancing to that extreme, debilitating state or even reverse its effects.
- Chronic stress – Stress can wreak havoc on the body. Chronic stress can eventually lead to chronic back pain resulting from tension and muscle spasms caused by the release of stress hormones. The tension often accumulates into “trigger points,” which can be extremely painful and require professional attention to resolve. Our providers have both the knowledge and capabilities to relieve stress from trigger points and deal with underlying imbalances in the nervous system that may be keeping your body locked into patterns of stress and pain.
- Other issues that cause spine pain – Conditions such as obesity, arthritis, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections have been shown to cause symptoms of low back pain. These are all serious issues that need to be identified and treated immediately to avoid long-term health issues. Many of these issues can have their source in spinal misalignment and respond well to the physical medicine and chiropractic adjustments we perform.
Trust innovative, integrated treatment for spine pain.
At Back Pain & Sciatica Center of Texas, we’re proud to provide the most effective, holistic and noninvasive methods for reducing or eliminating spine pain. Our chiropractors and medical providers are trained in the latest techniques for nonsurgical, drug-free and long-term relief from acute and chronic pain in the neck and back.