What is Causing that Back or Neck Pain

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There are two types of pain when experiencing back or neck pain. The first is mechanical pain, and the second is non-mechanical pain.  

Potential Causes of Non-Mechanical Back or Neck Pain:




Other Diseases

Potential Causes of Mechanical Back or Neck Pain:


A joint is the point of contact between elements of an animal skeleton whether movable or rigidly fixed together with the surrounding and supporting parts (as membranes, tendons, or ligaments).


Ligaments are a tough bands of tissue that serves to connect the articular extremities of bones or to support or retain an organ in place


Nerves are any of the filamentous bands of nervous tissue that connect parts of the nervous system with the other organs.


A disc is any of the tough elastic discs that are interposed adjoining vertebrae and that consist of an outer fibrous ring enclosing an inner pulpy nucleus.

MuscleA muscle is a body tissue consisting of long cells that contract when stimulated and produce motion.


A tendon is a tough cord or band of dense white fibrous connective tissue that unites a muscle with some other part (as a bone) and transmits the force which the muscle exerts.


The bursa is a small, thin, watery sac between a tendon and a bone.

When going to see a provider of any kind, whether it’s a medical doctor or a chiropractor, the first thing the provider must do is determine what type of pain you are experiencing. Once we’ve safely eliminated the non-mechanical pain category as a source of your pain, we can start to focus on the origin of the pain itself.  We will investigate the potential sources for your pain, which may be caused by one or more of these sources. All of these sources are capable of producing pain, either by themselves or in concert with any of the others.

Your top priority should be to receive an accurate diagnosis.  Dr. Wagoner is an outstanding diagnostician, and he will provide you with the most conservative plan possible to help you to heal as quickly as possible. When treatment plans require services outside of spinal manipulation, physiotherapy, exercise, ergonomic lifestyle changes, or massage, then Dr. Wagoner will not hesitate to refer you to another highly qualified provider.

If you’re interested in speaking with us about back or neck pain, please go to our website, http://www.wakeforestchiropractic.com.  If you would like to make an appointment, please get in contact with us by calling (919) 562-0302. We would be happy to help you. Thank you.