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Back & Neck Pain Specialist

Palamone Chiropractic

Troy Coonrad, DC

Chiropractor located in Eldersburg, MD

Almost everyone experiences some type of neck or back pain in their life. Whatever the degree of pain you are experiencing, Dr. Troy Coonrad at Palamone Chiropractic in Eldersburg, Maryland, can help you achieve lasting back and neck health, so you can go on enjoying your daily life.

Back & Neck Pain Q & A

What Causes Back Pain?

The back is one of the largest areas of the body and is a combination of tendons, ligaments, discs, bones, and muscles. With all these different parts, back pain can be the result of many different issues including:

  • Disc bulges and herniation - occur when the outer edges of vertebral discs are damaged and cause the jelly-like center to bulge out. Many people who have this condition don’t feel anything. However, if the damaged disc irritates a surrounding nerve, there can be shooting or stabbing pain and weakness in the legs that are often severe.
  • Subluxation is a medical term used to describe a misalignment in the vertebral column. Physical stress, trauma, and toxins can cause these. Subluxations can be quite painful and can disrupt day-to-day activities by limiting movement.
  • Muscular sprains and tendon or ligament strains are the most typical source of back pain. They are usually the result of an accident, such as lifting or twisting too far. Sprains and strains can be extremely painful and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area.

What Causes Neck Pain?

Even though the neck is a relatively small area of the body, it is comprised of some complicated structures, which make the neck more vulnerable to injury and pain. Some causes of neck pain include:

  • Trauma, such as whiplash
  • Sleeping position
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive stress
  • Abnormalities in bone structure
  • Joint issues
  • Muscle strains and pulls

Most of these issues either are caused by or impact the alignment of the spine. When the spine is misaligned the nerves become irritated and cause further tension and problems.

What is the Difference Between Conventional and Holistic Treatments?

Conventional treatment for pain management generally relies on using prescription or over-the-counter medications. This approach can help relieve the symptoms for a short term, but the underlying issue goes unaddressed and pain usually returns. Chiropractic treatment is a holistic practice that addresses underlying issues causing pain in the back or neck. After an assessment is made to determine the exact source of the problem, a personalized recovery plan is developed to treat your specific needs. Gentle spinal adjustments bring instant relief from pain. They also restore long-term health to the neck, back, and entire body. Call our team at Palamone Chiropractic today to set up a consultation and bring an end to the pain in your neck and back.

Accepted Insurance Providers

Palamone Chiropractic works with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, EHP (Johns Hopkins Employees), UnitedHealthcare, and Medicare insurances. If you have any questions, please call our office and one of our knowledgable staff members would be happy to help.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Johns Hopkins Employer Health Programs
United Healthcare