Pain in the Neck?: How You Can Reduce
Neck Pain Now
Someone once said, "Those who think they have no time for health will sooner or later
have to find time for illness.
Here are some Neck Facts:
on your weight, the neck supports about 10-13 pounds!
neck is the most freely moving part of the spine.
human spine has seven moving bones in the neck, the same as a flamingo and a
spinal curves permit normal turning and bending. The owl, with its
"S" shaped neck curve, can turn its head in almost a complete circle.
common cause of neck pain in children is the backpack they carry to and from
school. A bigger problem than the weight of the bag is the number of times they
pick it up during the day and how they carry it. Children should avoid carrying
a pack on one shoulder but if they must, they should alternate the shoulder
they use. Also, if they plan to carry more than 20 pounds on a regular basis,
they should consider backpacks with waist straps to reduce the stress on the
Is it hard to look over your shoulder?
Is there a constant throbbing in your neck? Do you notice a
"grinding" sound as you turn your head? Sounds like you need a
thorough chiropractic examination.
Biomechanical disorders of the bony
structures of the neck related to stress, strains and sprains of the
surrounding soft tissues are the most common cause of stiffness, loss of
mobility and neck pain. This can occur through a sudden movement, poor posture
when using a computer, driving, lifting or contact sports. Injuries such as
contusions and tearing of the muscles, ligaments and tendons or even fractures
of the vertebrae can occur in severe cases.
The chiropractic approach to neck pain
is to locate its underlying cause. This begins with a complete case history and
thorough examination. Special attention is given to the structures and function
of the spine, and its affect on the nervous system.
With improved structure and function,
neck pain often diminishes or totally disappears without addictive drugs or
harmful side effects.
Neck pain may also be perceived in
other parts of the body. This "referred pain" may include:
hand and finger pain, stiffness, heaviness, weakness, locking of the joints,
swelling, tingling and numbness.
arm and hand coordination.
and back chest pain, breathing difficulty, asthma-like breathing problems.
or nonrestorative sleep, insomnia and fatigue
problems such as loss of appetite, indigestion, gas, bloating, intestinal
motility problems, constipation, diarrhea.
If you are experiencing any of these
symptoms, Call Today to make an appointment for a free
consultation and exam! Through proper chiropractic care, we can remove the
nerve interference that is resulting in your pain and discomfort. A healthy
spine can improve your life. Learn how chiropractic can benefit you when you
are sick, hurt or even when you are well. Call us at 480.0077.