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Posts for: November, 2018

By Total Health Center, Inc.
November 09, 2018
Category: Pain
Tags: back pain   neck pain  

Find out why you might be dealing with chronic or recurring back or neck problems.

Neck and Back PainBack and neck pain are the two most common complaints. There are so many reasons that people experience these symptoms, from poor posture to hunching over a computer all day. Of course, the goal our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry at Total Health Center is to use effective physical and occupational therapy techniques to improve how your body functions as a whole.

The most common causes of back and neck pain include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Bad posture
  • Muscle injury
  • Whiplash
  • Bulging discs
  • Pinched nerve
  • Disc herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis

While some cases of back pain or neck pain will clear on its own with rest and at-home care, if your symptoms last a few weeks or don’t get better over time then it might be time to see our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor to find out what’s going on.

Physical Therapy for Neck and Back Pain

We offer a full range of physical and occupational therapy treatments to cater to your specific symptoms and issues. Many patients turn to us because they aren’t experiencing relief from at-home treatments, or they want a non-surgical and non-medicinal way to effectively treat the underlying problem.

In most cases, our physical therapist will recommend a variety of different treatments and techniques to help sooth and ease symptoms while improving the alignment of the spine and targeting the main cause of your pain. We don’t want to just temporarily alleviate your symptoms, we want to focus on what’s causing the problem and address that specifically to provide you with long-term relief.

Common treatment options include:

  • Functional training (e.g. ergonomics; posture)
  • Dry needling
  • Ultrasound and electrical stimulation therapy
  • Guided exercise and reconditioning
  • Manual spinal manipulation therapy (e.g. myofascial release; joint mobilization)
  • Orthopedic and sports rehab
  • Mechanical spinal traction

When you come in for an evaluation we will perform a thorough physical examination and discuss the symptoms you are having so that we can choose the right physical therapy treatment options to meet your needs.

If you are dealing with neck pain or back pain in Battle Creek, MI, and want to find out how physical and occupational therapy could provide you with long-term relief then schedule an appointment today with Total Health Center.