Neck can be classified in many different ways. Some people experience only neck pain or only shoulder pain, while others experience pain in both areas.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Causes of neck pain include:
- Abnormalities in the bone or joints of the cervical spine
- Poor posture – Did you know for every inch your head moves forward, it is equivelent to adding 10lbs of weight on top of your head?
- Degenerative diseases
- Muscle strain
How can Chiropractic help?
If you read the causes of neck pain above, you should realize that all the causes of neck pain can be treated by your chiropractic doctor.
Fixations in the cervical spine (neck) can cause severe pain, often times manifesting into a headache as well. Specifically targeted gentle chiropractic adjustments are aimed at restoring proper movement and joint function into the spine. These adjustments make it easier to move your neck, help improve posture and help prevent degenerative diseases of those areas.
Other tools used by the chiropractor are soft tissue modalities and proper muscle strengthening/stretching techniques to ensure a patient’s recovery to a pain-free neck.