Have you recently experienced acute neck or back pain? Or have you been in pain for quite some time and are ready to get back to feeling better? An integrative therapy session with us might just be what you need for overall wellness. Here’s what you should know about integrative therapies for back and neck pain.

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What is Back and Neck Pain?

Chronic pain to your back and neck can be caused for numerous different reasons. It can sometimes be a symptom of an ongoing illness such as fibromyalgia or occur on its own due to a patient’s physical environment and current lifestyle or work habits. Other common causes of chronic back or neck pain include:

  • muscle strain
  • arthritis
  • ruptured disk
  • spinal fractures
  • spine cancer
  • infection of the spine
  • damage to spinal nerves
  • physical trauma or a car accident causing whiplash
  • numbness or tingling in your hands

What to Expect During a Integrative Back and Neck Pain Therapy Session

If you’ve never had a integrated therapy session for back and neck pain, you might be wondering what to expect. A certified physician at First Choice Integrated Healthcare will begin by completing a comprehensive health interview to determine your symptoms, levels of pain, and any other illnesses you may have. They may recommend a series of imaging tests and physicals exams to determine the severity of your back or neck pain.

From there, a form of physical and functional medicine that’s best suited for you will be recommended. Most integrated medicine sessions last anywhere from an hour to 2 hours in length. The number of therapies recommended will depend on your body’s responsiveness to treatment and the extent of your injury. Most patients recommend feeling relief after just one session, but many continue for several treatments to maintain their wellness levels.