Back and neck pain: Surprising myths vs. facts


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Chronic neck and back pain is an all too real problem, but it can be treated . Dr. Christopher Miller of Total Health Chiropractic has been a neck and back pain expert for over 12 years and specializes in helping people with chronic, debilitating pain find relief. Dr. Miller joined eightWest in studio to explain that some myths about pain are just not true. Neck and back pains are actually a common condition and Total Health Chiropractic can help patients with a variety of conditions:

  • Chronic Neck & Back Pain
  • Shooting pain in arms or legs
  • Electric-like pain
  • Leg or extremity weakness
  • Pain while sitting or standing
  • Sharp, achy pain in lower back

MYTH #1: Injections are a safe option to relieving neck and back pain.FACT #1: Injections can actually eat away bones, that’s why they are only allowed so many times a year. Infections at injection site is also a problem patients can experience. These injections only masks the pain, while the real issue could be getting worse.

MYTH #2: Neck and back pain is only caused by injury.

FACT #2: People can suffer from neck and back pain from a number of reasons. Injury is a reason, but so is growing old, disc deterioration, infection and even unlucky genes. Wrong use of the back over years can also cause chronic back pain.

MYTH #3: Surgery is the only option to correcting the problem causing neck and back pain.

FACT #3: There are treatment options that aren’t invasive or risky like surgery. For example, Dr. Miller offers a DRX treatment, a true-non-surgical spinal decompression.

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