Have you recently experienced acute neck or back pain? Or have you been in pain for quite some time and are ready to get back to feeling better? A therapy session with us might just be what you need for overall wellness. Here's what you should know about therapies for back and neck pain.
What is Back and Neck Pain?
Chronic pain to your back and neck can be caused for numerous different reasons. It can sometimes be a symptom of an ongoing illness such as fibromyalgia or occur on its own due to a patient's physical environment and current lifestyle or work habits. Other common causes of chronic back or neck pain include:
- muscle strain
- ruptured disk
- spinal fractures
- spine cancer
- infection of the spine
- damage to spinal nerves
- physical trauma or a car accident causing whiplash
- numbness or tingling in your hands
What Are the Benefits of an Integrative Approach to Back and Neck Pain?
There are multiple benefits to opting for integrated therapies to treat and manage the symptoms of back and neck pain. Integrative medicine focuses on a holistic approach, taking a look at the whole body rather than the symptom or pain.
What to Expect During a Back and Neck Pain Therapy Session
A physician at Panhandle Counseling and Health Center will begin by completing a comprehensive health interview to determine your symptoms, levels of pain, and any other illnesses you may have. They may recommend a series of imaging tests, physical exams, and other assessments to determine the severity of your back or neck pain. From there, we will develop a plan that's right for you.
For more information about back and neck pain, contact Panhandle Counseling and Health Center at (580) 338-4638.