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Neck pain and upper back pain is not something anyone should have to endure - and no one does once they visit Back to Health Family Chiropractic. Our Fort Worth chiropractor employs a number of chiropractic techniques that not only alleviate neck pain, upper back pain, headache, migraine and face pain, but also correct the issue that is causing the pain. As the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor in the North Texas region, Dr. Michlin's patients get great relief from conditions such as sciatica, scoliosis, multiple sclerosis, Chiari Malformation Syndrome, auto injury, fibromyalgia, blood pressure and other conditions that can increase and cause duress.
Upper back pain and neck pain, headaches, and migraines can erupt suddenly or develop over a longer period. In either case, pain is one of the last indications that something is amiss beneath the surface. Immediate pain often erupts from whiplash or an auto injury, although whiplash symptoms may take months to develop. Other causes of upper back pain and neck pain include chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, Chiari Malformation Syndrome, multiple sclerosis and scoliosis, or conditions such as sciatica which are often caused by an underlying misalignment.
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Causes of neck and upper back pain range from keeping your neck in one position for too long to spinal misalignment, facet joint arthritis or disc degeneration. Instead of taking over the counter analgesics that temporarily relieve pain and do nothing to address the underlying reason for pain, our chiropractor in Fort Worth offers effective chiropractic techniques to restore neck and upper back health without using drugs or surgery.
A chiropractor is a doctor specializing in human physiology, neurology and musculoskeletal anatomy, functioning, and disorders. Chiropractors are skilled at manipulating joints, bones and your spinal vertebrae in ways that correct misalignment, improve blood flow to inflamed tissues and stimulate your body's ability to naturally heal itself. In addition, chiropractors also perform therapeutic massages and recommend specific exercises intended to strengthen muscles and joints. Physical, nutritional and supplement therapy are also utilized by chiropractors to treat a variety of chronic and systemic diseases and conditions.
Not for chiropractors! As the most qualified of doctors to diagnose musculoskeletal pain, chiropractors will carefully evaluate your symptoms, physically examine painful areas, ask questions about your lifestyle and work habits and have you perform a series of movements to learn more about what is causing your pain. In some cases, your chiropractor may order diagnostic (x-ray) tests to further pinpoint the exact reason for your neck and/or upper back pain.
Sitting for hours without getting up and walking around, combined with slouching while you sit, can actually lead to structurally changes in your neck and back. After awhile, your muscles become deconditioned and weak, which prevents your spine from maintaining healthy alignment. Hunching forward at your desk also puts additional pressure on your muscles, vertebrae, ligaments and vertebral discs. Constant strain on the soft tissues and bones composing your neck and upper back produces inflammation, stiffness, lack of blood flow and pain.
A subluxation occurs when one or more vertebrae move out of place, causing compression of nerves and pain. When cervical (neck) vertebrae are not aligned, pressure on nerves produces neck and upper back pain. To realign vertebrae, your chiropractor will perform an adjustment to eliminate nerve irritation and reestablish healthy signaling between nerves comprising your central nervous system.
If you suffer from neck and upper back pain, start receiving effective, chiropractic care at Back To Health Family Chiropractic today. Call 817-810-9111 to schedule an appointment with our Fort Worth chiropractor.