Causes of Neck and Back Pain
Neck and Back pain is a fairly common ailment. Many people believe it’s something they have to “live with.” Truth is, pain is only one symptom of improper spinal alignment. It can also be caused by problems involving muscles, joints, discs, nerves or ligaments.
Your neck and back is prone to injury. There are several types of injuries: #1. Repetitive Stress Syndrome which leads to poor posture. #2. Traumatic: this type of injury is associated with Sports, lifting, and automobile accident type injuries. #3. Non-Traumatic: these injuries are related to cholesterol lowing medicines, NSAIDs, and corticosteroid injections.
The spine protects the spinal cord, which is composed of nerves running from the brain to every muscle, tissue, and organ in the body. As the spine moves, it can be affected by the pressure of lifting, the torque of twisting, or the impact of a fall. The vertebrae can put pressure on the nerves resulting in interruption of signals between your brain and body. Sometimes these nerves tell your brain “PAIN!” other times, you may loose function in muscles, organs, and glands which are controlled by your nerves.
For example, low back pain signals the vertebrae are out of alignment, a disc is injuried and muscles are tight. If this area is in pain, the nerves to your organs are also affected and the signal from your brain can be interrupted, which can lead to serious problems of function. You always want your nervous system functioning with 100% communication between your brain and your organs!
In addition, neck and back pain can also be caused as the result of chemical imbalances such as nutritional deficiencies, toxic metals, infections, etc. Also, mental stresses can contribute to neck and back pain.
Back and Neck Pain can be relieved through the use of: