Receiving Help for Back and Neck Pain at McMahon Chiropractic NYC

Back Pain and Neck Pain in NYC

What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a procedure that relieves pain by relaxing muscles and treating ailments, which include joint and back pain, and other types of tissue and muscle pain. Chiropractic is a process that involves using various treatments to adjust the spinal area and align the body's musculoskeletal structure. Manipulation of the joints restores mobility restricted by injury or a traumatic incident such as a fall or accident, or excessive and continuous stress.

Often chiropractic is used in combination with traditional treatment. It targets the spine and heals the body without the need for surgery or drugs.

Back and Joint Pain Statistics

The American Chiropractic Association predicts that more than 30 million adults in the US suffer from neck and back pain at any given time. It has been reported that more than half the population of adults report symptoms of back pain every year, with 80% suffering from back pain at some point in their lives.

As chiropractic treatments alleviate back and neck pain, people often select chiropractic treatment over other forms of treatment. Nearly 22 million Americans consult chiropractors every year.

Causes of Back and Neck Pain

Back and neck pain can come at any point in time, regardless of age, gender, or physical condition. People can suffer from acute back and neck pain due to:

  • Injury caused by bike or car accidents
  • Osteoarthritis that results in weakening of cartilage or the joints
  • Spinal stenosis due to narrowing of nerve passageways
  • Degenerative age issues
  • Poor posture
  • Obesity

How Chiropractic Care Works

After evaluating the patient’s medical history, the doctor conducts a physical examination. Lab tests or diagnostic imaging may also be recommended to better understand the condition. The treatment may involve one or more manual manipulations to the joints, with the specialist applying a controlled pressure to adjust the quality and range of motion in the affected area. Diet and exercise may also be recommended, which focuses on strengthening the back and neck and avoiding injury.

Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic care is safe and effective in treating lower back or neck pain as well as other types of pain caused by sudden injuries. With chiropractic care, chronic pain is reduced and may subside within 45 days.

About McMahon Chiropractic, NYC

Our team will create a treatment process geared to your specific chiropractic needs. The treatment may combine chiropractic treatment, spinal x-rays, and/or manual therapy to offer you the fastest possible relief.

Chiropractic is also essential to treating back and neck pain, and headaches. When moderate pressure is applied to deep tissue massage, it also can treat fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.

Before receiving chiropractic treatments for back or neck pain it is best to inform your chiropractor of your medical history, current medical conditions, medications, and surgical history.