Neck And Back Pain

Advanced Integrated Medical Center

Multidisciplinary Medical Center & Regenerative Medicine located in Blackfoot, ID

From a dull ache in your muscles to sharp shooting pain that travels down your extremities, back and neck pain are common and can cause an array of symptoms. Dee Scott Stevens, DC, and Kenneth Lowther, NP, at Advanced Integrated Medical Center in Blackfoot, Idaho, are experts in back and neck pain and provide treatment aimed at the root cause so you get full relief from your pain. For management of your back and neck pain, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Neck and Back Pain Q & A

What is back and neck pain?

Back and neck pain refers to any pain or discomfort you experience in your back or neck.

Back pain is very common and affects about 80% of adults at some point in their life. For most people, back pain is acute, which means it comes on suddenly and goes away quickly with at-home treatment. But for others, the back pain never seems to go away. Pain that lasts for more than three months is considered chronic pain.

Like your back pain, neck pain is also very common. Your cervical spine is less protected than the rest of your spine, has significant range of motion, and supports the weight of your neck. All of these factors make your neck very susceptible to injury and pain.

What causes back and neck pain?

Your back or neck pain may develop from any number of causes, ranging from an acute injury to an underlying chronic health condition. Common causes of back and neck pain include:

  • Muscle strain or sprain
  • Obesity
  • Herniated disc
  • Disc degeneration
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasm
  • Ligament tear
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Infection

While back and neck pain have many possible causes, it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the single underlying cause.

What are the symptoms of back and neck pain?

Symptoms of back and neck pain vary in type and severity. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Dull ache
  • Burning
  • Sharp, severe pain
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Radiating pain
  • Decreased range of motion

Your symptoms may also affect your extremities and cause numbness or tingling in your arms, hands, legs, or feet. In severe cases, you may also lose bowel or bladder control.

What is the treatment for back and neck pain?

Treatment for your back and neck pain at Advanced Integrated Medical Center is individualized specifically for you and based on your symptoms, the underlying cause of your pain, and your overall health.

Treatment may include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Pain injections
  • Weight loss
  • Stem cell therapy

Conservative treatments like chiropractic care have been shown to be very effective at relieving back and neck pain and may help prevent you from requiring more invasive therapies or procedures.

Dr. Stevens conducts a very thorough examination to identify the root cause of your pain so you get the most effective treatment that not only relieves your pain, but also provides you with a full recovery.

For treatment of your back and neck pain, call Advanced Integrated Medical Center today, or schedule an appointment online.