Back and neck pain can be caused by a variety of issues, from muscle tension and headaches to cervical spine problems and carpal tunnel.
If you experience pain in the back of the neck, like numbness or tingling, it could be a sign of a herniated disk, which is a type of spinal cord compression. The disk can become displaced (a herniated disc) and pressed on the spinal cord, causing pain in your back and neck. If the pain is severe, you may need to see a doctor especially if you feel numbness or tingling.
Back and neck pain can lead to chronic back pain or chronic neck pain if it goes untreated. This chronic pain in your back or neck can lead to an uncomfortable way of living.
Whiplash, Neck Pain, Arm Pain, Shoulder Pain
With summer coming on and the increase of automobiles on the highways, to say nothing of the usual congestion of our streets and freeways in normal traffic, whiplash neck injuries are fast becoming a major health problem. The increase in speed involved in freeway driving contributes to the growing incidence of the type of accidents that can cause injuries such as back and neck pain.
A panel of surgeons, who met under the auspices of the International College of Surgeons some time ago, reported that their studies of whiplash injuries established the fact that spinal cord and nerve roots frequently are injured without the injured person even being aware of it until perhaps several months or a year later. Pain symptoms in your back and neck at this time begin to develop.
These pain symptoms, back and neck pain, arm pain, shoulder pain, and headaches, that develop much later than the incident seldom are connected with the forgotten whiplash that may have occurred when one automobile bumped the back of another. The person experiencing these symptoms like numbness or tingling may have a neck or back injury, or a concussion. And unfortunately, by then the lapse of time has nullified the automobile insurance that would have covered all the cost of correcting the spine by a doctor, and the victim must pay for this expense himself. The misalignment of the vertebrae is also known as subluxation.
See your Doctor of Chiropractic when such an incident occurs to you. With the chiropractor’s greater knowledge of the importance of the spine and its alignment – and the awareness of the significance of even minute changes in this alignment – the chiropractor is best equipped to discover and correct the damage caused by whiplash injuries (the most common injuries such as back and neck pain). And your insurance would cover the proper time element for early diagnosis treatment for your back or neck pain.