Your neck supports the weight and movement of your head and also contains the vast majority of nerves that connect from your brain to the rest of your body. With the amount of driving, computer work and other daily activities that most of us do, it is not surprising that we can need a little Chiropractic help keep our necks doing their job.
Neck pain can be caused by the long-term effect of poor posture from bending, repetitive lifting or manual work. Losing the proper movement in the joints of your neck may interfere with the healthy working of the nerves that run through it causing irritation to these nerves. This, in turn, can lead to pain where the nerves end – ‘referred pain’.
Chiropractic can help with uncomplicated mechanical neck pain. We may treat your neck for problems with your head, neck, shoulders and arms.
Chiropractic Gets To The Cause
Often with neck pain it is the nerves in the top of the neck that create problems. If the joints in the neck misalign they can irritate or put pressure on the nerves which in turn can create pain. Treatment consists of specific adjustments done by hand to free stiff joints and reduce spinal nerve irritation.
Before & After Chiropractic
Your neck should be in a 34-42 degree arc. Many people lose this curve and as a result abnormal pressure can be put onto the joints and nerves. This can result in headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulders, arms, hands and more.
The pictures above show patients before Chiropractic treatment with a lack of curve in the neck and after Chiropractic treatment with an improvement in the curve. Correcting the underlying structural problems gets to the cause of the pain, rather than just treating the symptoms with medication.
Chiropractors are primary contact practitioners. This means that people can directly access their services. We do not actively treat all neck pain, as the cause can be varied. However, we are well placed to manage them. The management could be in any of the following forms: diagnosis, advice, treatment (see list below), monitoring of progress or timely and appropriate medical referral.
To help find that cause we offer:
· A Private Consultation with the Chiropractor
· A Thorough Examination including Neurological,
Orthopaedic & Blood Pressure Tests
· X-Rays, if necessary
· A Verbal Report of our Findings and thorough Explanation
of the X-Rays
After which you should know more about your body and the problems you are experiencing than you ever have before. Whether you go ahead with treatment as always is entirely your decision.
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