Practical Advice for Back and Neck Pain from Uptown Minneapolis Chiropractor

Overcoming back and neck pain becomes easy with these practical and easy tips from Dr. Chad Ahmed, Minneapolis Chiropractor.

Minneapolis, MN, December 20, 2015 --( Did you know that back pain is as common as the common cold and that eight out of ten people have or have had a back problem in their life? The American Chiropractic Association claims that around 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time.

“Even with all the high-tech gizmos and gadgets, an ice pack remains the most effective methods to relieve back and neck pain at home. Ice is especially effective when it is applied soon after the injury. But make sure that the ice is wrapped in a towel before applying,” says Dr. Chad Ahmed, an Minneapolis Chiropractor.

Heat is equally effective. In fact, some patients find heat therapy to be more effective than ice. “Heating pads, hot baths, gel packs, etc. can be used if heat therapy works for you. You can also alternate between heat therapy and ice packs for added effect,” he says.

While these procedures may help in repair, the back and neck are far from being restored to their normal health. In fact, the restoration process could take a few weeks or even months. And there’s no better person than a chiropractor to aid restoration.

The Doctor also advises against too much self treatment. “Patients must contact the doctor if the pain is constant or if the pain does not subside in 14 days. Also, when the body does not respond to over-the-counter pain medications, it is time to summon the doctor,” says the Chiropractor. There are several causes for back and nerve pain, stress, injury or accident, herniated discs, poor posture, etc. are some of the common reasons.

About Mid West Spine Solutions:

Mid West Spine Solutions is managed by Dr. Chad Ahmed. He offers back pain treatment in Minneapolis. Besides back and neck pain, Dr. Ahmed also offers acupuncture, auto accident care, corrective care and several other injury treatments.

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