Natural Neck Pain Relief
Neck problems may give rise to a variety of other systems in the arms, head, jaw and chest. The Chiropractors at Chiropractic Plus are trained to determine the cause, assist in its management and advise on prevention.
Your Neck (cervical spine) is made up of seven bones, called vertebrae, separated by joints allowing movement. Muscles move the neck whilst ligaments provide stability. Being highly mobile the neck is very susceptible to injury.
The healthy neck is free from pain, strong, with complete movement in all directions. A forward curve is normal, allowing for shock absorption. This curve may be lost with neck trauma, upsetting the normal postural balance of the area, often leading to pain and abnormal function of the neck, arms, chest, head and jaw.
What causes neck injury?
Joints, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the neck may be damaged as a result of neck trauma from a car accident or sporting injury. Years of stress from poor posture, incorrect work habits or faulty body mechanics contribute to neck injury.
Neck injury may lead to nerve irritation, muscle, tendon, ligament and joint damage. Loss of joint mobility is a major cause of nerve irritation (ie. Subluxation) and loss of joint nutrition. If left untreated this may give rise to premature degeneration (osteoarthritis). Irritation to nerves passing from the neck may give rise to:
- neck and shoulder pain
- pain, numbness or pins and needles of the arm chest or face
- jaw pain and dysfunction
- sinus, eye, ear, throat and respiratory problems
- loss of balance
Clinical results and research over the past 20 years has supported the effectiveness of chiropractic care in the management of spine related problems. If you have neck related problems Chiropractic Plus can help you.