The causes of neck and back pain can vary widely. Injuries from trauma, exertion, degenerative processes and repetitive or postural strain are common sources of back pain; however, other sources are not well understood by many health care professionals. We at the RL clinic strive to identify the specific cause of our patient’s symptoms, which when appropriately addressed, reduces the risk of a poor outcome thus minimizing the evolution to chronic pain syndromes.
Standard medical management of mechanical back pain is primarily based on pain management and seldom identifies causation of back pain. The limited knowledge in the field of biomechanics of many health care professionals, often impede patients from receiving appropriate care in a timely fashion, when the cause of the patient`s condition is biomechanical in nature.
The Chiropractic profession is fluent in all basic medical sciences with specific focus on the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system and its interrelationship with the nervous systems (including the central, peripheral and autonomic systems (sympathetic and parasympathetic systems). Such expertise is essential and imperative in order to fully address all systems involved in the evolution of back pain over time.
The postural stresses encountered in the work environment and home office setting as a result of prolonged sitting and immobility has had a detrimental effect on the health of our neck and back. We are more apt to suffer from muscle fatigue, headaches, shoulder and arm pain and/or numbness, low back pain. Our inactivity results in diminished circulation to our muscles and tissues.