Neck & Back Pain
Neck pain strikes everyone at one point or another, making it one of the most commonly requested types of pain management therapies. While it normally affects slightly more women than men, it can occur as either acute or chronic pain in both men and women. Acute pain lasts less than three months and usually comes on quite suddenly as the result of a trauma. This can include facet syndrome, injury or muscle strain. Chronic neck pain lasts longer than three months and is the result of severe injury, disease or degeneration. Chronic neck pain can involve any of the neck anatomy, such as joints, ligaments, discs, muscles or the spine. Acute and chronic pain types can both be managed successfully with the help of a pain management specialist
Low Back Pain:
Low back pain is one of the most frequent Musculo-skeletal complaints. Pain may arise from damage or irritation to structures of the lower back including the vertebrae (bony spine), facet joints, discs between the vertebrae, vertebral ligaments, muscles of the lower back, spinal cord and peripheral nerves, as well as internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen (spleen, kidney, pancreas, liver). Typically the symptoms of LBP resolve within four weeks, depending on the pathology associated with the complaint. However, the pain often returns leading to a high percentage of the American population with a chronic low back pain condition.