Back & Neck Pain Specialists

Therapeutic Rehab Specialists

Physical Therapy & Wellness located in Brandon, Lakeland, & Pinellas Park, FL

Back and neck pain not only affect your quality of life, they also can keep you off the job. For expert care for neck and back conditions, rely on Anthony Pribila, DSc, and the team at Therapeutic Rehab Specialists. They not only address the root cause of the pain, but also teach you self-treatment techniques to prevent a recurrence. Call the location closest to you, in Brandon, North Pinellas Park, and Lakeland, Florida, or book your consultation online.

Back & Neck Pain Q & A

 

 

What causes back pain?

An injury may lead to back pain, but the pain can have several other triggers as well, including:

  • Degenerative discs
  • Scoliosis and other congenital abnormalities
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Sciatica

 

Spinal stenosis also causes back pain. This is a condition where compression in the spinal canal pinches your spinal cord. 

 

What causes neck pain?

The leading causes of neck pain are soft-tissue abnormalities, usually due to prolonged wear and tear or a sprain. Your soft tissues include your muscles and ligaments, but neck pain also can be related to problems with a bone or disc. 

 

How are headaches linked to neck pain?

Some headaches are cervicogenic in nature, meaning they originate from your cervical spine (neck). The key to relieving headaches in such cases is to correct the source of the problem in your neck. 

The team at Therapeutic Rehab Specialists has performed university research to come up with effective nonsurgical treatments that may give you relief from cervicogenic headaches.

 

How are back and neck pain diagnosed?

At Therapeutic Rehab Specialists, your practitioner asks a series of questions to understand how and when the pain started, whether it’s new or chronic, and other questions to understand your condition and overall health. Your visit also includes an in-depth muscular, joint, and biomechanical exam. In some cases, they suggest additional exams or imaging tests to confirm your diagnosis.

 

What are the treatments for back and neck pain?

Once your practitioner has diagnosed the root cause of your neck or back pain, they recommend a comprehensive plan to address your condition. Although your plan is customized to your ailment, it generally emphasizes manual therapy and corrective exercises, while also focusing on correcting faulty postures and movement patterns to address the root cause of the dysfunction. 

The goal at Therapeutic Rehab Specialists is to prevent and treat ongoing and future musculoskeletal problems rather than simply treating the surface-level symptoms.

Your treatment plan may include a device called a Total Neck Trainer™, which uses resistance to promote neck strength. The therapy may address headaches and relieve pain related to whiplash, among other benefits.

You don’t need to suffer from neck and back pain. Instead, call Therapeutic Rehab Specialists or book a consultation online for treatment to address the root cause of your condition.