Back and neck pain

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One is bound to suffer from neck or back pain once in one’s life. In some cases, back or neck pain can be so severe, it can take your breath away. The length of time, intensity, symptoms and debility can vary from patient to patient. Back or neck pain is a troublesome and frustrating cause of disability, that may often arise from the spine or its surrounding soft tissue structures. Visceral (organs) tissue can also refer pain to the back.

The spine is made up of 33 vertebrae, encased around the spinal cord. These segments are separated by soft, cushion-like structures known as intervertebral discs, which act as shock absorbers when the spine is loaded. The spine provides structural and nervous system support to the spinal cord, holds the spinal cord upright, allows for movement of the trunk and provides a channel of nerve impulses to travel between the nerves, spinal cord and brain. Surrounding the vertebral column are various supporting structures such as ligaments, tendons and muscles, which contribute to its movement, mobility and support. The spine is separated into 4 segments: Cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), lumbar (lower back) and sacral segments (tailbone).

The spinal cord is a nervous system highway consisting of over 59 million neurons. The spinal cord exchanges messages between the brain and body. It is a long tubelike and fragile structure extending from the brainstem to the tail bone.

Injuries, overuse conditions and diseases occurring at any of these structures of the spine or surrounding soft tissue, may result in pain, stiffness, headaches, disability, paralysis or referred pain.

At Spina Vita Chiropractic, we are here to assist patients with their back or neck pain in a holistic, drug-free and safe approach. Our care aims at assisting patients in a reduction or an elimination of the symptoms associated with various conditions, including:

Chronic Conditions:
• Ankylosing Spondylitis
• Bursitis
• Cervical/lumbar Facet Syndrome
• Cervical/lumbar spondylosis
• Cervical/lumbar radiculopathy
• Cervical spine disc herniations
• Cervical Stenosis
• Costochondritis
• Degenerative joint disease
• Discogenic pain syndrome
• Fibromyalgia
• Leg length inequality
• Lumbar spine disc herniations
• Lumbar stenosis
• Maigne’s Syndrome/Thoracolumbar joint syndrome
• Osteoarthritis
• Piriformis syndrome
• Period pain/cramps
• Rib restriction
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Spinal Stenosis
• Scoliosis
• Scheuermann’s Disease
• Spondylolisthesis
• Torticollis
• Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
• Sacroiliac joint syndrome
• Sacroillitis
• Sciatica
• Whiplash

Environmental Factors Contributing to Back Pain:
• Poor posture when sitting at a desk for prolonged periods
• Poor sleeping habits
• Upper and lower cross syndromes
• Poor posture
• Computer work
• Little physical exercise

Acute Conditions:
• Disc herniations/slipped disc/disc bulge
• Cervical sprain/strain
• Lumbar sprain/strain
• Meniscoid entrapments
• Muscle strain in the lower back, mid back and neck
• Sciatica

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