If you have injured your neck or back, you may be unsure about when and how to pursue treatment. Most people try to allow the injury to heal on its own using rest and medication. However, if your symptoms do not improve within a few days or pain medication does not provide relief, your injury may be more serious and require medical attention.
Back/Neck injuries can involve any or all of the following:
- Soft tissue injury – damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc
- Damage to spinal joints and spinal discs
- Damage to nerve tissue and vascular structures
As a chiropractor, I seek to first determine the source of your neck or back pain, allowing for the proper care plan to be developed. I then work to correct the problem by promoting healing as well as improving the movement and strength of your spine to prevent the problem from returning.
Chiropractic care is a safe, drug-free and nonsurgical treatment option for your neck or back injury. If you have a neck or back injury and are wondering if chiropractic care might work for you, I encourage you to contact my office.
Dr. Scott R. Seidel is a chiropractor with The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group. He specializes in conservative treatment for acute and chronic neck and back pain and treats patients aged 6 years and up. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Seidel, please call 210.804.5484.