If you have experienced neck pain before, you know how debilitating it can be. The cervical spine is highly mobile and can be susceptible to injury.
There are many types of conditions affecting the neck area including: muscle strains/sprains, disc injury, spinal dysfunction, whiplash, torticollis, pinched nerves, arthritis and facet injury.
Neck pain can present as a dull ache, muscle soreness, shooting pain, stiffness, locking and limited range of motion.
WHAT CAUSES NECK PAIN?
There are many possible causes and no two cases are the same, however, here are some of the most common causes:
- Poor posture/spinal alignment
- Prolonged use of devices (text neck)
- Poor sleeping position
- Repetitive strain injury
- Sports injury
- Underlying disease or pathology
In our comprehensive clinical history and examination, the first goal is to rule out any serious injuries or pathology. Once this possibility has been eliminated, we find the most common cause of neck pain is mechanical in nature.
Musculoskeletal imbalance commonly cause pain and dysfunction. We find the most noticeable sign of these imbalances is poor posture, in particular when your head position goes forward.
This poor alignment has the potential to create all kinds of pain and dysfunction in the neck itself. It also puts pressure on the nerves of your neck, which can result in headaches, migraines, jaw pain, numbness and tingling in the arm.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC HELP?
At Proactive Health Chiropractic we take a holistic approach to helping you. Assessing your entire body, rather than just looking at your neck in isolation.
In conjunction with our chiropractic adjustments we also provide you with ergonomic, nutritional and exercise advice to help prevent the problem from returning in the future.
We are committed to helping people of all ages and body types experience a life free from pain and dysfunction.
Our method of adjusting focuses on assessing and improving your posture. Your posture is your spinal alignment, or, how well your spinal bones balance.
By ensuring your spine has great alignment it helps to remove the musculoskeletal imbalances often responsible for causing pain and dysfunction.
OUR CHIROPRACTIC METHOD:
Our chiropractic method, Advanced Bio-Structural Correction (ABC) focuses on correcting spinal alignment and posture for people of all ages.
To read more about ABC, click here.