Back pain is a leading cause of doctor visits and 9 out of 10 people will experience at least one episode of back pain in their lives.
In many cases, back pain causes debilitation and hardship in the suffers life that seeps into areas other than just physical health. Loss of time at work, inability to do chores or regular daily activities that are both necessary and bring joy to one’s life are just some of the hinderances that back pain can cause.
A multitude of things can cause back pain. Using improper body mechanics when lifting, stress, weak core muscles and physical injury are the most common causes. But underlying causes, such as spinal problems that are difficult to detect without an exam, can also be the source of back pain.
Is Surgery The Best Option?
Typically, surgery is considered a last resort for most back patients and is only effective in certain types of patients. Results are mixed with many patients experiencing little or no relief. Thus, the risks of surgery must be weighed against the probability of gaining a positive result.
We Take A Different Route To Relief
One unique, yet very effective method to determine the cause of back pain is based on the mesencephalon, which is found in the upper part of the brain stem. A thorough neurological exam is needed to determine if changes in mesencephalic output are contributing to the patient’s pain.
A high mesencephalic output may be a contributing factor to the pain and discomfort patients feel. A high output of the mesencephalon can effect sleep, cause an increase in pulse and heart rate, touch off a urinary tract infection and cause increased sensitivity to light.
Along with a high mesenphalic output, the low back pain patient may have a decreased output of the cerebellum (in the rear of the brain), which controls involuntary spinal musculature. If the cerebellum is not functioning as it should, localized back pain can appear near or around the spinal area.
If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help you find back pain relief, give us a call @ (970) 282-1173.
Neck pain can stem from a whole plethora of causes. If left untreated, the natural forward curve of your neck may become straight or even reverse its curve which can cause a multitude of problems.
Because these changes are not always painful (or not painful enough to cause you real concern), it’s important that you have a thorough examination, including X-rays or an MRI exam if indicated.
For example, spurring, lipping, or the presence of osteoarthritis are in fact, defense mechanisms that attempt to stabilize an off-balance spine. The latest research and medical consensus shows that chiropractic (manipulative) care can reverse these effects in many patients.
The Origin Of Neck Pain
Pain in the neck, shoulder, hand, arm or head is often brought in three ways: irritation of the cervical nerve roots in the region of the intervertebral foramen, encroachment of the blood supply through the vertebral canal, or invasion of the cord in the spinal canal.
A neck injury, such as whiplash suffered in an auto accident, also can be the cause of these conditions even though neck pain may diminish over time.
Prevention And Treatment Of Neck Pain
New methods of treating neck pain are showing promising results. A thorough neurological examination often reveals a part of the nervous system that is not functioning properly. In the case of patients with neck pain, a high mesencephalic output may be part of the cause.
If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help you find neck pain relief, please call us at (970) 282-1173 and schedule an appointment today.