Providing Lasting and Natural Relief from Neck Pain
Chronic neck pain and chronic back pain are two of the top reasons people seek medical treatment. Here at Advanced Chiropractic Relief LLC, Your Houston Chiropractor Dr. Gregory Johnson has decades of experience helping patients overcome back pain and neck pain in Houston. Through highly-skilled, gentle Chiropractic spinal adjustments, physical medicine techniques and spinal decompression treatments, our patients get relief from painful neck and back pain, allowing them to get back to work, get back to an active lifestyle and away from the painkillers. If you are suffering from neck and back pain, contact our office to schedule your appointment.
An Overview of Neck and Back Pain
Acute and chronic back pain or neck pain cases almost always stem from the same root cause: subluxations of the vertebrae. Subluxations are misalignments in your spine. When the vertebrae are correctly lined up, they properly protect and cushion the spinal cord and the nerves that flow out from between the discs in the spine to the rest of your body. When everything is in alignment, you have no pain. When you slip on a wet floor, when you lift something heavy the wrong way, or when you sleep on a sagging mattress or slouch at your computer, your posture is adversely affected. Vertebrae can be either slowly or quickly jostled out of position, but the result is the same: pain. Depending on which vertebrae are involved, you may suffer chronic neck pain or back pain, or both.
In addition to subluxations, there are a number of soft tissue problems involving the muscles, ligaments, tendons and discs that support the posture of the spine that can cause pain. Because everything is interconnected, it is important that any soft tissue strains, sprains and injuries also be addressed. Another cause of acute back and neck pains can be damage to the discs that act as shock absorbers between your vertebrae. Ruptured or herniated discs fail to cushion the nerves so that out-of-place vertebrae pinch them even more painfully.
Dr. Johnson can help with all of these causes of pain. After a complete exam and medical history to discover the reason behind your pain, he can design a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan that addresses your needs for healing and pain relief. Usually, this involves very precise spinal adjustments to restore the correct alignment of the vertebrae. This frees up pinched nerves and leads to pain relief. In addition, he may recommend a course of therapeutic exercises and physiotherapy treatments to help address problems with muscles and other soft tissues so that they can be retrained and reconditioned to properly support good posture. To address ruptured or herniated discs, he may recommend a series of spinal decompression treatments.
How to Treat Back Pain
Comprehensive Johnson BioPhysics examination and treatment of Spine conditions such as herniated disc, scoliosis, neck pain, back pain, headaches, leg pain, sciatica, paresthesia, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, bulged disc, Vertebral Subluxations, chronic pain syndrome, compressed spinal disc, pinched nerves, and most neuromusculoskeletal conditions Every patient is different and every case of neck or back pain is completely individual, so Dr. Johnson will spend all the time necessary to develop a treatment plain tailored to your specific needs. To schedule an appointment, please contact us by using our Contact Form