Your neck is the most vulnerable part of your spine, it supports your head and also allows you to turn your head. It is important to keep it properly functioning to ensure good nerve supply to the rest of your body.
Causes of Neck Pain:
Functional problems in the neck, commonly called subluxations by Chiropractors, are a very common cause of neck pain.
- They are often caused by trauma at birth
- Knocks to the head
- Hitting head
- Car accidents and whiplash
- Sitting at a computer or looking at a phone/ i-pad
Relieving Neck pain with Chiropractic treatment
By evaluating your whole spine, a Chiropractor is able to find where the problem in your neck is coming from. Often neck pain is compensating for a problem further down in your spine which results in excess stress on your neck.
In addition to a full physical exam including medical history, the Chiropractor may request x-rays or other imaging to help diagnose the exact cause of your pain. This allows for specific treatment of the root cause of your problem.
When the pain you are feeling is of neuromuscular cause then Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to get relief. It has been proven to be effective in relief of neck pain, using non invasive, gentle adjustments of the bones to help the neuromuscular structures to function normally again.
By having a Chiropractor adjust the specific segment in your spine that is causing nerve pressure, your mobility will increase and pain decrease.
Chiropractors are healthcare professionals with a minimum of 5 years university training specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular problems. By restoring the function to the specific area of your neck or spine that is not working properly, Chiropractors are able to help the body get back to normal.
What happens if Neck pain is left untreated?
Neck pain left unresolved can result in numerous problems down the track.
- Tight muscles can become worse and possibly result in spasms known as torticollis.
Torticollis is a common condition we see in our clinic where you wake in the morning and cannot move your neck. It causes severe pain and often leads to lost time at work.
- Pins and needles, numbness, tingling and pain down the arms or in the hands are a common problem of people who do not seek early treatment
- Disc protrusions can be the result of long term problems in the neck
Book an appointment today to relieve your neck pain and get back to better health.