Back And Neck Pain

John Pinto, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Advanced Wellness of Westfield

John Pinto, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Westfield, NJ

Back And Neck Pain Specialist
Neck and back pain are among the leading causes of lost time from work, and anyone who’s experienced symptoms from either condition knows why. Dr. John P. Pinto of Advanced Wellness of Westfield in Westfield, New Jersey, provides a range of treatment options to relieve neck and back pain, relieving pain and restoring mobility. Call today for an appointment.

Back & Neck Pain Q & A

by John Pinto, D.C.

What causes back and neck pain?

Back pain is a common complaint, affecting about 80% of all Americans. While it can be experienced anywhere from shoulders to hips, pain in the lower back affects many people. Prevalent in those 35-55 years old, most problems stem from relatively minor disorders of the spine, nerves, and associated soft tissue.

Strains affect muscles and ligaments and usually accompany an injury from improper or overloaded lifting or from some other awkward movement or accident. While the pain may be intense, including muscle spasms, the acute symptoms are generally short-lived, lasting only a few days.

Structural problems may last longer and affect wider areas. This type of back pain often originates from pressure on nerves, due to spinal disc problems, arthritis, osteoporosis, or unusual spine curvature, such as scoliosis and kyphosis.

In the neck, 7 vertebrae, called the cervical spine, not only support the weight of the head, they allow rotations, twists, and bends. Due to the weight of the skull, neck injuries sometimes result from the most harmless of movements. Neck pain may stem from a sudden injury or develop over time in reaction to another condition.

Common causes of neck pain include:

  •      Poor posture: causes undue strain on the neck and shoulders, such as constant rounded shoulders and poor head posture
  •      Degenerative disc disease: the steady erosion of the flexible discs between each vertebra, causing the vertebrae to shift position or rub together
  •      Arthritis: osteoarthritis is the most common, causing cartilage to wear away resulting in bone against bone contact
  •      Trauma from a sudden jolt or whiplash
  •      Muscle strain or spasms
  •      Pinched nerves: from a bulging or herniated disc, may cause pain, tingling, or weakness

How are back and neck pain treated?

Advanced Wellness of Westfield provides chiropractic care for back and neck pain, headaches, and other conditions originating from various places along the spine. Before treatment begins, our team used digital X-rays to determine the source of your symptoms. Then Dr. Pinto determines the best treatment plan and provides pain relief through spinal adjustments and realignments. Recurring treatment ensures that after the initial pain has been addressed, the condition stays corrected. Dr. Pinto teaches ergonomic and posture solutions, proper body mechanics and relaxation exercises as tools you can use at home and on the go. His goal is to help you understand how a modified lifestyle enhances and supplements chiropractic care for long-term health and wellness.

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