While your cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, it’s this very flexibility which makes your neck susceptible to pain and injury.
There are many different stresses and traumas that can easily affect the movement and function of the neck. These can include:
Injury and Accidents: When whiplash is experienced it can injure the tissues of the neck and head. Severe whiplash can also cause injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots.
Aging: Degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease can cause progressive deterioration of cartilage and reduce elasticity of the intervertebral discs, affecting the overall movement of the spine.
Everyday Life: Poor posture, obesity, and weak abdominal muscles disrupt the spine’s balance often causing the neck to bend forward to compensate. Stress and emotional tension can also cause muscles to tighten and contract resulting in pain and stiffness in the neck.
As with all of our treatments, your chiropractor will develop a program of care specifically for your personal needs. Depending on your case, neck pain can be address through a variety of methods, these include:
- Cervical manipulation
- Rehabilitative exercises
Chiropractic care can greatly reduce even the most severe neck pain. This is because the methods implemented are designed to target the source of the pain and, as a result, not only improve the mobility of the problematic area but also of the adjoining muscles.
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