Neck pain may have many causes. It may start from an acute injury, chroninc poor posture s or small repetitive strains.
Rest, ice or heat therapy, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine, are often the first course of treatment for mild lower back pain. This helps temporarily decrease the symptoms, but may not address the underlying cause or dysfunction allowing for a return of pain a short time after.
On a positive note, we all think that acute neck pain must be that we "blew out", herniated, or ruptured a disc. Thankfully this is not usually the case. Although any abnormal, be it acute or chronic, stress to your neck or spine can cause damage to the disc, the reason from your pain is usually muscular or joint in origin. Small muscles in the back become spasme, or tight, in response to this stress. This then decreases the movement, mislaligns that joint causing it to impinge, get inflammed, and cause pain. That misaligned, or subluxated joint, has a tremendous effect on you mobility, pain, and the function of the nerves in that area.
Chropractic care looks at all the causes of your neck pain by taking a detailed history, performing a thorough examination, and performing imaging or referral out when needed. By addressing back pain this way, chiropractic care can effectively reduce the pain, fix the underlying problem and keep you functioning with no or very little pain and increased overall function.