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Is Chronic Neck or Back Pain Making You Miserable?

Dr. Aleksander Kanevsky, DC, CFMPHi!

My name is Dr. Aleksander Kanevsky. I am a chiropractic physician with over 20 years of experience in treating various musculoskeletal conditions.

”Maintaining a healthy and well-aligned spine along with regulated energy flow enhance the body’s ability to function optimally and prevent many health conditions naturally. My mission is to detect and correct a small problem before it becomes a big one. The best services are based on a friendly, mutual understanding between a doctor and a patient.”

I combine chiropractic care with other alternative methods (ShockWave Therapy, Functional Medicine and Nutrition) to help you to maintain well-balanced lifestyle.

I specialize in treating following conditions:

  • Neck Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Radiating Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Posture Correction

Most common conditions that patients present in my office and neck and lower back pain, which I describe below. The keys to successful treatment are professional chiropractic care, individually developed treatment program, home care exercises, modification of your life style and nutritional advice.

About Neck Pain!

Neck pain is something many people suffer from on a daily basis. Stiffness, numbness, and even dull aches are usually brought upon themselves through spinal misalignment. These aches and pains are also caused by poor posture, physical activities, working long hours, and holding the head in a specific position for long periods of time. Most of the time, the patient’s neck begins to feel better after a couple of days after removing triggers as the body has innate wisdom to heal itself, however, underlying problems can still persist if left unchecked.

Consistent Neck Pain

If your neck pain persists and doesn’t go away after several days on its own, it could mean there is a recurring problem. Stiffness in the neck has been known to lead to degenerative disc disease. It is recommended that you do not allow recurring neck pain to go untreated as it can mean a life of permanent pain and damage to joints and several nerves that can cause continued discomfort.

Is My Neck Pain Serious?

If there is a problem in your neck, it can be very daunting, especially if you don’t know what’s causing it. Usually, the symptoms in your neck can tell you a lot about the problem at hand.

  • If your neck is pain free of the morning, but gradually declines as the day wears on could mean a strain, fatigue, or muscular weakness.
  • If your neck is stiff and painful when you first wake up and gradually gets better as the day progresses could mean a symptom like arthritis.
  • If you cough or sneeze which makes your neck hurt could point to problems in your discs that needs to be looked at.
  • If you get dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseated when you turn your head could be evidence of a neck problem as well.
  • If you move your neck and feeling “shooting pain” down your arm, that could mean compressed nerve and you should seek immediate attention by a specialist.

Are There Underlying Causes To My Neck Pain?

Sometimes having neck pain is deeper than just having pain. Frequent pains in the neck could mean there are underlying causes that need to be attended to. The patient needs to grade the severity of pain from the symptoms below:

  • Constant stiff neck
  • Pain in the face, neck, ears, or scalp
  • Frequent pain in the arm or shoulder
  • Numbness and weakness in the fingers or hands
  • Hard time breathing
  • Having chest pains
  • Experiencing dizziness

If you are having any experience with any of these symptoms you could have a serious neck problem. Take a moment to contact us and schedule an appointment for a full diagnostic test today.

About Low Back Pain!

Back pain is a pretty common complaint among patients, and at least 85% of people in America complain of back pain at some point in their lifetime. If you have ever experienced, or are currently experiencing lower back pain, now you know that the dull throbbing and even sharp pain happens a lot. Back symptoms could be present while either sitting, standing, performing physical activities, and you may ask yourself, “Should I see a specialist about this pain in my back?” Especially if it’s not going away by itself, this type of consistent pain can be scary and limits your daily life with what you can do.

Symptoms of Back Pain

There are many different types of back pain and/or lower back pain that can prevent you from living a well-balanced lifestyle. To determine which type of pain you have, take a look at several of these diagnoses to see which one closely fits what your body is struggling with today.

#1 – Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms are erratic tension in a specific muscle group which isn’t limited to just lower back pain. Muscle spasms can happen anywhere in the body, but listen to your body, perhaps the pain you are feeling is coming from a tightening in the muscles around the back. Spasms can also be the result of an older injury your body has experienced or even a new injury you don’t know about.

#2 – Back Strains/Back Sprains

When your body experiences back strains and sprains, it usually means you have overexerted yourself in a way that has possibly torn the ligaments and/or tendons around a specific joint. Strains can happen very easily when you don’t pay attention to something as simple as picking up something small off the floor. These injuries are usually done with enough force to cause discomfort and even abnormal function in the joints of the spine.

#3 – Injuries to the Discs

Many people are plagued with back pain due to the fact that they have damaged discs in the spine. Having a damaged disc in your back means you have probably had a lifting injury, sustained a fall or were involved in a motor vehicle accident. These disc injuries occur when forceful movements cause the spine to do an unusual motion. It is quite possible to treat disc injuries with a chiropractic professional and more often than not, surgery is not needed.

#4 – Sciatica Pain

The most common cause of lower back pain and sciatica leg pain is the direct result of lumbar spine misalignment, or muscular dysfunction in pelvic region. The vertebrae in the lower back have been forced into an awkward position for long periods of time, which causes nerve compression, limitation of muscle function, aberrant movement in lumbo-pelvic region, lower back pain, and eventually leg pain as a result of prolonged compression of the sciatic nerve.

In everything we do, we search for the underlying root problem. In sciatica or lower back pain situations, we create opportunities that will allow us to find hidden causes of the pain you are enduring now. Through the use of our consultation, we will search for the problem using differential diagnosis along with functional medicine practices, which include a complete history to rule out any other problems as well. Our orthopedic, physical, and neurological examination will go a long way to help us find out how to treat you successfully.

Still have any questions, please fill the form below, call us at (212) 888-520 or visit out site Atlant Health – Chiropractic & Functional Medicine to learn about all services we offer.

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