Neck & Back Pain Specialist

Park Brothers Pain Clinic

Pain Management & Chiropractors located in Glenview, IL & Schaumburg, IL

Many people experience neck or back pain at some point throughout their life. You can manage this type of pain with at-home care, but when the pain is severe or ongoing, Yong Park, DC, at Park Brothers Pain Clinic can help. Dr. Park is an experienced chiropractic doctor who specializes in treating neck and back pain. He uses innovative treatments and therapies that focus on healing the underlying cause of your pain. For expert neck and back pain care, call the office in Glenview or Schaumburg, Illinois, or schedule an appointment online today.

Neck & Back Pain Q&A

What are neck and back pain?

Neck and back pain includes any discomfort that affects the neck or back. The pain may range from a dull ache to severe pain that radiates into your arms or legs.

The neck and back are part of the spine. Your spine consists of a series of bones known as vertebrae. These vertebrae allow you to stand up and twist and bend your upper body. The spine also protects the spinal cord and spinal nerves. 

The spine has three sections: the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), and lumbar spine (lower back). Though your pain may affect any part of your spine, it most often occurs in the cervical or lumbar spine. 

What causes neck and back pain? 

You can develop neck or back pain from an acute injury, overuse, or an underlying medical problem. Common causes of neck and back pain include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Bulging or herniated disc
  • Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy ― pinched nerve
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis ― narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Poor posture
  • Whiplash 

You may have acute neck or back pain following an injury. That type of pain usually resolves within a few weeks. Or, you may have chronic neck or back pain lasting three or more months.

Whether your pain is acute or chronic, Dr. Park can help.

What can I expect during a neck or back pain evaluation?

You can expect a patient-centered exam when you visit Park Brothers Pain Clinic for a neck or back pain evaluation. Dr. Park takes a holistic approach to care, focusing on your whole health, not your symptoms or diagnosis.

During your evaluation, Dr. Park reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam. He also asks about your daily routine and may request X-rays of your spine to confirm or rule out an underlying medical condition responsible for your pain. 

How is neck and back pain treated?

Dr. Park customizes neck and back pain treatment plans based on the underlying cause of the pain and the severity of your symptoms. 

With chiropractic care, Dr. Park uses tools and techniques that ease your pain and promote healing of the underlying cause to get long-term relief. 

Neck and back pain treatments may include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Posture therapy
  • Cupping therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Spinal decompression therapy
  • Cold laser therapy

Dr. Park recommends a series of sessions to support your body’s natural healing process to get the best relief from your pain.

Don’t let neck and back pain keep you from living your life. Call Park Brothers Pain Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.