Chiropractic Treatment for Lower Back and Neck Pain

low back and neck pain

Low Back Pain

Low back pain is the leading cause of limiting physical activity and work absence throughout most of the world.  The economic impact of this health problem burdens individuals, families, communities, industry, and governments. In the United States, an estimated 149 million work days are lost every year because of low back pain, with total costs estimated to be between $100 to 200 billion USD a year (of which two-thirds are due to lost wages and lower productivity). At present, low back pain is treated mainly with analgesics, yet the CAUSES of lower back pain are rarely addressed. Surgery remains the last option when all other strategies have failed, but the outcomes are extremely disappointing.

Neck Pain

Neck pain is second to lower back pain as the most common musculoskeletal condition in the body. The prevalence of neck pain continues to rise as laptops, tablets, and texting become more and more a part of our daily lives. The implications of neck pain in the workplace result in decreased productivity on the job. This happens because employees with neck pain are not likely to take a sick day because of their neck hurts; they are more likely to work through their pain, which results in decreased productivity.

At present, neck pain is treated mainly with analgesics, yet the CAUSES of neck pain are rarely addressed. Surgery remains the final option after all other strategies have failed, but the outcomes are extremely disappointing.

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Low Back and Neck Pain is a Symptom

 For most bodily conditions, diseases and maladies, it is expected that a doctor does a careful and thorough evaluation. This naturally must happen before determining a diagnosis. Quite often, the diagnosis of lower back pain is “lower back pain”, and the diagnosis for neck pain is “neck pain”. This diagnosis is often determined following an evaluation that might last 60 seconds. It may not even include touching the patient or taking an x-ray. Therefore many physicians are literally diagnosing their patients with the very symptom with which their patients present.  Sometimes the diagnosis may sound a bit different such as Lumbalgia, Pinched Nerve or Muscle Spasm. Basically, they mean the same thing. Without a proper evaluation, without an x-ray, without understanding spinal structure, without keeping up with current spinal biomechanical research, without analyzing the spine as a whole to determine ROOT CAUSE of the pain, the low back and neck pain diagnosis falls very short.

Surgery is Usually NOT the Answer

If you want back surgery, you definitely want to consult a surgeon. 42.7% of people studied who initially visited a surgeon for a low back consultation underwent surgery.  In a different study, the majority of people who underwent lumbar fusion, a common lower back surgery, never returned to work. There are 80,000 cases of failed back surgery each year, a 19% re-operation rate and about 90% of these surgeries were not necessary.  With the cost of back surgery approaching $200,000, are you sure you’ve tried everything?

Most health practitioners tend to divide the examination of the spine into regions: neck, mid back, and lower back clinical studies. This is a mistake. John Bland, MD says it very clearly: “The three units are closely interrelated, structurally and functionally – a whole person with a whole spine.” He goes on to explain that the neck may be painful or symptomatic because of a problem in another region of the spine and vice-versa!  He then adds, ‘Sometimes treating the lower back will relieve neck pain, or proper management of the neck will relieve lower backache.”

Our UNIQUE and Highly Successful Solution to this Problem

Our office practices Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP), which means we evaluate your entire spine and establish a diagnosis BEFORE recommending treatment. On your initial visit, our evaluation consists of a comprehensive history, digital postural assessment, range of motion analysis as well as full-spine, radiographic studies, analyzed by state-of-the-art spinal analysis software.  From all this data, our chiropractors determine if your low back and neck pain is biomechanical in nature. Find out more on your first visit with CSS.

How do you relieve low back and neck pain?

There is a short and long “game” when it comes to low back and neck pain relief. We employ both to get the patient the best outcomes in the short and long run.

Our office practices Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP), which means we evaluate the entire spine and establish a diagnosis BEFORE recommending treatment. On the initial visit, our evaluation consists of a comprehensive history, digital postural assessment, range of motion analysis as well as full-spine, radiographic studies, analyzed by the state-of-the-art spinal analysis software. From all this data, we determine if your low back and neck pain, or headaches are biomechanical in nature. If it is, then we create a customized plan to improve the patient’s spinal structure, naturally, without surgery, for a lifetime of good health through better spinal structure.

What is the fastest way to relieve neck pain?

We use joint mobilization chiropractic adjustments, laser therapy, ice, traction, and decompression when necessary to get our patients the fastest relief possible without compromising long-term help.

What is the best painkiller for neck and back pain?

The best natural painkiller is often Class IV laser therapy, ice, and traction to quickly take down the inflammation which allows us to get to the root cause of the pain and begin spinal correction.

For most bodily conditions, diseases and maladies, it is expected that a medical doctor does a careful and thorough patient evaluation. This naturally must happen before determining a diagnosis and treatment plan. Quite often, a medical doctor’s diagnosis of a patient’s complaint of lower back pain is “lower back pain”, and the diagnosis for a patient’s complaint of neck pain is “neck pain”. This diagnosis is often determined following an evaluation that might last 60 seconds. It may not even include touching the patient or taking an x-ray. Therefore, many physicians are literally diagnosing their patients with the very symptom with which their patients present. Sometimes the diagnosis may sound a bit different such as Lumbalgia, Pinched Nerve, or Muscle Spasm. Basically, they mean the same thing. Without a proper evaluation, without an x-ray, without understanding the spinal structure, without keeping up with current spinal biomechanical research, without analyzing the spine as a whole to determine the ROOT CAUSE of the pain, the “low back pain” or “neck pain” diagnosis falls very short, as they never get the WHY the pain is there in the first place. We specialize in getting to the WHY, and then fixing the problem for long-term health benefits.

Specialized Chiropractic Services

We treat a wide range of conditions, using highly effective approaches based on scientific research and over 30 years of practical experience.

What our customers are saying

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2347 Brockett Road, Tucker

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  • Avatar Garry Pate
    Complete Spine Solution is Awesome!. The Staff is Amazing. They are attentive to my needs and focus on getting the results. I am glad I choose them for improving my back care and my overall health. The Music has help build my playlist as well. Nice Bonus!
    ★★★★★ 7 months ago
  • Avatar Carol Moore
    CSS is a place to come for pain relief from your body and soul and mind. They are fun loving family, who is concerned about people wellness all around. With in 8mos l feel like a new person physically and mentally. Check then out trust me you won't be disappointed 💯!
    ★★★★★ 2 months ago
  • Avatar Amber Hayes
    Such a great place to get chiropractic care. Been going here for about a year and everyone is just so nice and understanding of your health. Will continue to recommend them to whoever is in need!
    ★★★★★ 2 months ago
  • Avatar Jim Brite
    I have been going to CSS for 5 months now. The traction and adjustments have been helping my pain, balance, and back strength. I was at a last resort before needing surgery. I’m very thankful to find this option to correct my spinal deformity from an injury. The staff are extremely friendly and professional. … More Dr. Shapiro is very confident and skilled at spinal correction.
    ★★★★★ 5 months ago
  • Avatar Dana Rhoney
    I’ve been receiving treatment from CSS for almost 4 years. As a lifetime wellness member I’ve seen first hand the benefits of visiting my chiropractor regularly. CSS has allowed me to keep doing the things that I love without the extra pain. At one point I was not able to do aerial without severe lower … More back pain but I haven’t felt that pain in years. Not only have they kept me feeling good but they have also held me accountable with making sure an appointment is never missed or always rescheduled. Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable. I am very appreciative of everyone that’s a part of the CSS family!
    ★★★★★ 2 months ago

Convenient Location in Tucker, GA

Located on Brockett Road in Tucker, GA, just behind Fresenius Dialysis Care on the southeast corner of LaVista & Brockett Road.
Our main entrance, with a ramp, if needed, is located at the rear of our building. We Look forward to having you at our Tucker Chiropractor office.

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Call  (770) 938-4606   |   Mon & Wed 9:30am - 6:30pm, Tue & Thu 10:30am - 7:30pm, Fri 8:00am - 12:45pm   |   2347 Brockett Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

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