If you’re one of the millions of Americans experiencing frequent or persistent neck and/or back pain, Dr. Carline Clerge-Leger can help. She leads the team at First Choice Chiropractic and Medical Center LLC in West Palm Beach, Florida, and invites individuals of all ages to experience the healing benefits of chiropractic care. If you’re ready for an individualized treatment strategy that offers a solution to your neck and back discomfort, rather than a temporary symptom fix, call for an appointment today or book your visit online.
Your neck (cervical spine) is a complex structure of nerves, bones, and joints surrounded by supportive muscles and ligaments in both your neck and shoulders. There are many issues which may cause neck discomfort.
Neck pain may be the result of an injury sustained in an auto accident, a slip and fall on an uneven or wet surface, or other trauma. The injury may strain or pull muscles and tendons or irritate one or more of the many nerves that run through your cervical spine.
Cervical spine pain may also occur when you have an underlying disorder such as osteoarthritis, which causes degenerative changes in the joints in your spine. Poor posture is also another common cause of neck pain.
Dr. Clerge-Leger can often determine what may be causing your pain by evaluating the characteristics of your discomfort. For instance, your pain may occur as:
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people cite for seeing a doctor. It’s so common, in fact, that most people can expect to experience at least one episode of back pain in their lifetimes.
The causes of back pain are as varied as the people who experience it and may include:
Dr. Clerge-Leger is a rehab specialist who uses nonsurgical methods to resolve your symptoms by addressing the underlying cause. Depending on your issue, she may recommend: