Upper Back & Neck Pain Treatment
Because your neck is responsible for constantly supporting and moving your head (approx.15 pounds), it can often get injured. Neck symptoms occur whether you've been in involved in an auto accident, sit at a computer all day, play sports, lift children, have poor posture, read in bed incorrectly, or suffer from ongoing mental stress.
The nerves in your neck control more than just your neck muscles. They also control the muscles of your upper back, shoulders, and upper extremities. Some common symptoms that occur from nerve inflammation in your neck are numbness, tingling, coldness, and/or achiness in your arms, hand and fingers.
The nerves in your neck partly control your heart, lungs and some of your digestive organs so it's important that there's no nerves that are irritated.
How Chiropractic Can Help You
In order to properly heal your upper back and neck, chiropractors perform "adjustments", or manipulations, to your spine. These treatments reduce or eliminate the inflammation on the nerve or in the surrounding soft tissue, like your muscles, tendons or ligaments. With the inflammation gone and your range of motion is restored, you can enjoy a pain free spine that's less likely to become arthritic as you age.
Dr. Schillinger uses a variety of adjusting techniques, which allows you to choose a treatment style that's most comfortable for you.
A major benefit of chiropractic care is that it does not require medications or surgery.
Because Schillinger Chiropractic and Wellness Center is focused on patient education, you'll learn the lifestyle changes you'll need to make (in exercise, diet, stress management) in order to maintain your spinal health on your own.
The first step to enjoying relief from Upper Back & Neck Pain is to schedule a free consultation at our San Rafael office to discover if Dr. Schillinger can help you.