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Back And Neck Pain Specialist

180 Health Medical & Wellness Center

Regenerative Medicine & Functional Medicine Specialist located in Springfield, MO

Whether it’s a nagging ache or sudden sharp twinge, back and neck pain can be miserable. The team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center offers an integrative approach to treating back and neck pain at their chiropractic and regenerative medicine clinic in Springfield, Missouri. For natural relief from back and neck pain, call or book an appointment online today.

Back and Neck Pain

What is back and neck pain?

Your spine has 33 bones (vertebrae) in a stack that extends from your lower back (sacrum) all the way to the base of your skull. Rubbery pads (discs) act as shock absorbers between each vertebra, while muscles, ligaments, and nerves help to provide your neck and back with a broad range of motion. 

If an injury or disease damages any of these structures, it may lead to back or neck pain.

What causes back and neck pain?

The team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center treats many common causes of back and neck pain, including:

  • Overuse injuries from strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting
  • Car accident injuries, such as whiplash
  • Degenerative changes to your spine
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Muscle tension or spasms
  • Joint problems, such as arthritis
  • Sprains and strains

Some of these problems result from injuries, while others are due to too much stress on your spine over a period of time, such as having poor posture while working at a computer. 

What are the symptoms of back and neck pain?

Back and neck pain can involve a wide range of bothersome symptoms. Depending on the underlying cause of your back and neck pain, symptoms may include:

  • Dull, sharp, or burning pain in the back or neck
  • Shooting pain that spreads into your shoulders, arms, hips, or legs
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  • Stiffness in your back or neck
  • Headaches

Pain may be constant, or it may come and go. Certain activities, such as bending or walking, may temporarily worsen or relieve your pain. 

How is back and neck pain diagnosed and treated?

First, your 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center provider asks you to describe your pain and symptoms. They carefully examine your back and neck and review your medical history. They may also take diagnostic tests, such as an X-ray or musculoskeletal ultrasound, to confirm or rule out causes of back and neck pain. 

After they diagnose your condition, the team recommends the best course of treatment. They offer a variety of natural treatments for back and neck pain, including:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage therapy
  • Functional medicine

The practice specializes in advanced regenerative medicine techniques, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections. 

For integrative care that resolves the root cause of back and neck pain, call 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center or book an appointment online today. 

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