Tag: neck pain

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine?

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine? Back pain, neck pain, shoulder problems and many other painful conditions often have a common mechanism behind them. This mechanism of compensation is part of an inherited series of traits that are unique to each of us. If you recently visited your doctor for problems such as back or neck problems, they evaluate the painful part, but other than your weight and blood pressure, will likely not ask you about other areas of your body that may have been painful in the past.  Ironically, these other clues would be Read More »

Why should you visit a chiropractor for neck pain first.

Why should you visit a chiropractor for neck pain first. Neck pain affects 45 percent of today’s workers. It is about half as prevalent as lower back pain and is largely misunderstood and is usually blamed on texting, working on a computer for hours or perhaps it is due to long sustained postures. Do you have text neck or is texting just aggravating the problem by making you feel pain when you use your phone for a long time. Is neck pain the problem or merely a symptom of lower back problems that you may not be aware of?  If your lower Read More »

What does a chiropractor do and are they physicians?

What does a chiropractor do and are they physicians? Chiropractic as a profession began in 1895 and evolved in similarly to Osteopathy using manipulation as their main treatment regimen until the 1950’s, when Osteopaths began to work more like allopathic medical providers. Chiropractors have assumed the role of primary spine physicians (primary care for the musculoskeletal system) since their training in musculoskeletal medicine was much more intensive than allopathic medical providers.   The chiropractic approach to care is holistic, meaning, they look at the systems, rather than just the area of complaint.   The allopathic idea of symptoms and treatment for the symptoms Read More »

What is the best sleeping position for lower back pain?

What is the best sleeping position for lower back pain? How do you sleep?  Are you a stomach sleeper?  How do you feel when you sleep on your side?  If you go to sleep on your back, do you wake up that way? Which position is the best for lower back pain sufferers? Waking up with neck stiffness or back pain can be a result of how we sleep or perhaps, how our body was functioning the day before.  If you awoke in pain after stomach sleeping, it is because of the sleeping position and how it forces your neck Read More »

Neck and shoulder pain that is worsening for no particular reason; what did these two women have in common?

Neck and shoulder pain that is worsening for no particular reason; what did these two women have in common? This is a story of two patients who developed chronic neck and shoulder pain, but had no idea why their problems worsened after having conventional treatments.  One said her problem worsened after a massage.  The other had a number of treatments that should have worked but didn’t resolve her problem.  What did they have in common other than neck pain? Patient #1 Her description; My neck has been painful on and off for the past few years.  My regular doctor was Read More »