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Neck and Back Pain
Millions of Americans struggle with neck and low back pain. Unfortunately, for many of these individuals, their pain only worsens due to ineffective treatments that rely on medication or risky surgery. Here at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we know there is a better way to manage neck pain and back pain in Chesapeake. Chiropractic adjustments are an all-natural, drug-free treatment solution that provides long-lasting pain relief. By addressing the underlying cause for pain, we help patients return to living full, active lives.
The first step for successful pain management is to identify the underlying trigger. For many neck and back pain patients, this trigger is nerve compression caused by a spinal misalignment. For example, even a minor rear-impact car accident can knock the cervical spine out of alignment. Compression in the cervical spine can lead to small muscle strains, neck pain and headaches. The force of an accident injury, such as a car accident, a sports injury or a workplace accident, can also knock the lumbar spine out of alignment. A herniated disc may compress nearby nerves, triggering radiating and numbing pain sensations in the lower back, buttocks and legs.
Dr. Santjer uses a variety of advanced diagnostic tests to determine the precise cause for your pain. Locating a subluxation within the spine is critical for successful treatment. Once he has determined the trigger for your neck pain or low back pain, he will create a custom treatment program. Dr. Santjer uses traditional low-force adjusting techniques and modern, manual adjustments as part of a comprehensive pain management program. Both treatments are effective for addressing pinched nerves and herniated discs, the primary causes for neck and low back pain.
In addition to chiropractic care, our pain management and injury rehabilitation center also offers treatments such as massage therapy, which enhance the pain relief benefits of chiropractic care. For example, deep tissue massage therapy helps release tension trapped with the body’s connective tissues. As this tension builds up over time, muscles become tight and “stuck” in unhealthy patterns of movement; they may also spasm and trigger additional pain. Deep tissue massage targets this trapped tension, helping restore a full range of mobility to the body, which is essential for pain management.
Dr. Santjer has over 20 years of experience helping patients manage chronic neck and low back pain. Whether your pain is triggered by an old injury or a recent accident, our chiropractors are here to help. If you are struggling with chronic back or neck pain in Chesapeake, there is hope. You do not need to depend on prescription painkillers or risk your health with invasive surgery. Schedule an appointment with us and start feeling better today!