Neck Pain

Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is a problem with one of the disks that are between each individual vertebrae that make your spine. Our spinal discs have a softer center that is encased in a tougher exterior. A herniated disc occurs when one of your discs tears and the softer interior begins to push out of the encasing. Read More

Arthritis

Arthritis is a chronic health condition that affects more than 50 million Americans. The term “arthritis” encompasses a variety of musculoskeletal disorders and affects people of all ages. The Most Common Types of Arthritis: osteoarthritis – a progressive degenerative disease resulting from destruction of joint cartilage rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disease that is characterized by inflammation of the tissues lining the joints juvenile arthritis – any arthritic condition occurring in children younger than 16 years of age Osteoarthritis: The pain experienced by patients with osteoarthritis results from breakdown of cartilage and the lubricant material that protects the bones. Read More

Extruded Discs

An extruded disc begins with disc herniation. The disc is a round structure that forms a protective cushion between the vertebrae, or bones of the spinal column. They protect your back through the range of motion and also support and cushion your spinal column as it bears weight. Read More

Neck Pain

Neck pain is something most of us experience in our lifetime. Pain is so common that the American Osteopathic Association reports that 41% of American’s believe that chronic neck pain is normal. There are many different causes and factors that accompany neck pain and while everyone is susceptible to it, women are more likely to experience neck pain than men. Read More

Whiplash

Whiplash occurs when the head violently moves backward, forward, or even sideways. It is commonly associated with car accidents, but can occur in sports, by shaking, or in work related accidents. When you experience excessive movement suddenly in your neck and cervical spine, your muscles contract as a reaction to the abnormal movement. Read More

Joint Pain

At any point in the body where two bones meet, they form a joint. There are many types of joints in the body. They have various types of structures to allow the bones to articulate and have a wide range of movement. Read More