Does Crissy's story sound a lot like yours?
You're not alone!
Doctor's estimates show that 7 out of every 10 Americans are affected by neck and shoulder pain each year. And some 80% of American adults report having lower back pain.
So, what's causing these pains and why are they so common?
Most neck, shoulder, and even lower back pain boils down to misalignments of the spine, also known as subluxations.
A term like "subluxations" may make it sound like you must have done something severe to cause a misalignment in your spine.
However, subluxations can be caused by a myriad of small things, from common chores to extra stress at work.
Top common causes of subluxations are:
Neck and shoulder muscle over-use
How you sleep
(To learn more about each of these common causes and how they relate to subluxations, click here.)
The thing that all of these small occurrences have in common is that they cause the muscles surrounding your spine to tighten up.
When this happens:
Extra strain in placed on vertebrae that may already be slightly out of place
The subluxation then puts pressure on the soft tissues surrounding the spine
And this pressure on the nerves and tissue creates local pain that can sometimes travel out into your arms, legs, and hands.
Understanding a little more now on how subluxations are caused, you may be wondering:
How can my spinal subluxations be fixed to relieve neck and lower back pain?
The best and most effective method is through Chiropractic care!
Chiropractors are trained to move the vertebra into the correct placement thus removing the subluxation.
In addition, Chiropractors perform soft tissue rehabilitation which retrains the tissue and muscles around the subluxation in order to hold the correct vertebra position.
These treatments are more holistic and non-invasive than other common solutions, namely surgery, where portions of the soft disc tissue between vertebrae are often cut off entirely.
In conclusion, a high percentage of neck, shoulder, and lower back pain is often caused by subluxations of the spine.
While the muscles around the spine will heal, if the subluxation is never corrected, the pain will continue to return.
The best and most effective way to fix the cause of your neck and shoulder pain is to visit a chiropractor who can work with you to fix the root cause of your discomfort.
If you are ready to get out of pain and back to spending more quality time with your family, and favorite activities, like Crissy did, click the link below to schedule an appointment and learn more!
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Reach Health and Wellness Chiropractic is located in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area specifically in Collegedale, TN, a short distance from Ooltewah, Cleveland, East Brainerd, East Ridge, Ringgold, Apison, and Harrison.
Dr. Ryan Lee is the practicing chiropractic physician at Reach Health and Wellness Chiropractic. For his full bio, click here. *This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Ryan Lee and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Dr. Lee does not take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.