MURFREESBORO, Tenn., March 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, TN is educating patients about non-invasive techniques for upper back pain and neck pain relief. Stress, muscle tension, poor posture, compressed discs, pinched nerves and scar tissue can all trigger pain. Depending on the extent and location of injury, symptoms may initially be mild, such as tingling or numbness, before progressing into chronic headache, back and neck pain. According to chiropractor Dr. Wesley Stewart, spinal adjustments are an effective treatment option because they address the underlying trigger for pain, such as a herniated disc or spinal subluxation. Addressing the underlying cause provides long-lasting back and neck pain relief.
Individuals who suffer from neck or upper back pain may be surprised to learn that the cause of their pain is not stress or muscle tension, but an undiagnosed spinal subluxation. According to Murfreesboro chiropractor Dr. Wesley Stewart, a full diagnostic evaluation is critical to understanding the real trigger for chronic pain and taking effective steps to correct this problem.
"Our patients may blame a muscle spasm or stress for their pain," said Dr. Stewart. "In reality, the cause for this pain is more complex. In order to deliver effective pain relief, it is critical to identify the underlying trigger. Diagnostic exams are the best way to determine whether a more complex problem, such as a herniated disc, is actually the cause for a patient's pain."
A spinal subluxation is one of the most common causes for chronic pain. Everything from an untreated accident injury to natural wear and tear over time may trigger a misalignment in the spine. If a disc slips out of alignment and compresses nearby nerves, patients will then experience pain.
"Pain due to a spinal misalignment can be incredibly debilitating," said Dr. Stewart. "Medication is a popular treatment option for managing pain symptoms. However, prescription painkillers can only numb the body's ability to perceive pain; consequently, once medication wears off, the pain will return. Chiropractic care works by identifying and correcting the underlying trigger for pain. This treatment technique provides long-lasting pain relief."
Once Dr. Stewart determines the underlying cause for pain, he creates a custom treatment program to correct this problem. For many patients, Dr. Stewart combines chiropractic adjustments with complementary therapies, such as spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression therapy is a natural form of traction that restores compressed spinal discs to their natural position between the vertebrae. Discs can easily become compressed following a whiplash injury, sports injury or personal injury. Decompressing the discs relieves pressure on the nerves, which in turn relieves upper back pain and neck pain.
The practice offers a full menu of services for targeted pain relief. Treatment options also include rehabilitation exercises, physiotherapy and massage therapy.
Prospective patients may learn more about natural pain relief by visiting http://rutherfordchiropractic.com.