Performing routine daily activities can be challenging and even painful when you are dealing with neck or back pain. The good news is that there are several effective chiropractic methods and options for treating neck and back pain. At Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, LA, Dr. Patrick Haydel can help you deal with your neck and back pain.
Causes of Neck and Back Pain
Neck or back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including accidents, injuries, and medical conditions, as well as lifestyle factors, such as regularly carrying heavy items. Sleeping in an unusual position can also result in pain or discomfort in the neck and back. Other causes of neck and back pain include poor posture, lack of exercise, being overweight, and wearing unsupportive footwear. In general, when the joints, ligaments, tendons, or discs along the spine in the neck and back areas become damaged, irritated, or inflamed, pain can develop.
As mentioned above, certain medical conditions can also lead to pain and discomfort in the neck and/or back. Some conditions cause pain exclusively in one or the other, while other conditions can result in pain in both the neck and back. Specific conditions associated with neck pain include arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, cervical radiculopathy, and myofascial pain. Specific conditions associated with back pain include arthritis, pinched nerves, herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis.
Treating Neck and Back Pain
There is a wide range of chiropractic methods for treating neck and back pain at our Houma office. During your visit, Dr. Haydel can recommend the most suitable method for treating your specific type of neck and/or back pain. These treatments include therapeutic exercises, massage therapy, electrotherapy, ice or heat therapy, physical rehabilitation, and spinal adjustment or manipulation. Additionally, stress management and lifestyle counseling can help you manage or prevent neck and back pain long term.
Dr. Haydel and the experienced chiropractic professionals here at Haydel Chiropractic's Houma office, we can help you deal with your neck and back pain. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Haydel, call (985) 872-1133.