Neck or Back Pain

When you injure yourself, pain sensors are triggered and send a message in the form of an electrical signal which travels along the nerves and spinal cord before ultimately reaching your brain.  Your brain then “tells you” that you’re hurt.

Does your neck or back feel stiff, achy, dull, burning, tender, or sharp?  Are you experiencing other symptoms such as headaches, pain or numbness in your arms or legs, shoulder, rib or hip pain?  Does the pain increase if you cough? Are you having bowel or bladder problems? Each of these symptoms may be related to issues of your neck or back.

Dr. Moscow will do a thorough history and examination to determine the appropriate diagnosis for your condition.  He sits down and discusses with you his examination findings and his recommendations for treatment. Dr. Moscow may also order imaging such as x-rays, MRI, CT, bone scans, etc. but only if necessary.  It is critical that we identify the root cause of your injury. Have you had neck or back pain for a number of years? Have you seen another physician? Dr. Moscow has helped hundreds of patients by looking “outside the box” correcting abnormalities that your prior doctor have missed.

Treatment options may include a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation.  Dr. Moscow has many methods that he may utilize including a traditional chiropractic adjustment in order to properly align a misaligned joint and restore normal function.  Or if more appropriate he may use gentle techniques such as using Cox decompression therapy (flexion-distraction) or he may use an Arthrostim or Activator instrument or do various stretching techniques.

There is no such thing as one size fits all in his office.  Each patient is treated on an individual basis. If you have had previous chiropractic care and it worked well, Dr. Moscow is happy to do his best to replicate your experience.  If you’ve had prior care without good results, Dr. Moscow is excellent at identifying the root cause of your injury and using a myriad of different techniques that you may have not previously experienced.  It all depends on you!

Dr. Moscow may also utilize other treatment modalities such as electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, hot and cold packs, various methods of stretching, massage therapy, exercise and rehabilitation, nutrition counseling or may prescribe a brace or orthotic.  We also have a medical doctor on staff that can prescribe medication when needed.

Dr. Moscow is a highly respected member of the medical community and has a large referral network of physicians in the area such as orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and doctors that specialize in pain management that he utilizes when appropriate.