The neck, also known as the cervical spine, connects your skull to your upper back by way of 7 bones (called vertebrae). They are held together by several ligaments and moved by dozens of muscles and tendons.

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It’s an area full of moving parts which allow it a broad range of motions, and it is also rich in nerve receptors providing sensory input about the world. So when something goes wrong with the neck, it can be both painful & debilitating. Many headaches result from dysfunction in the neck referring pain to the head.

While neck pain is slightly less frequent than back discomfort, but can be just as debilitating to those who suffer from it.

Common reasons for neck discomfort include, but not restricted to:

  • De-conditioning of the muscles
  • Repetitive strain of tendons
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Degeneration of the joint cartilage
  • Cervical herniated disc
  • Nerve entrapment

A sprain to muscles, ligaments or tendons within the neck area is the usual cause acute neck discomfort. Vehicular accidents, repeated transporting of heavy products (for example luggage), or awkward sleeping positions are frequently the causes. Most minor muscle, ligament or tendon injuries within the neck will subside with Chiropractic care, and can be resolved with improved lifestyle factors such as posture & exercise..

One common characteristic of chronic neck discomfort is pain that radiates down the arm, sometimes in to the palm and fingers. There may also be numbness or tingling. These symptoms are a signal that a nerve is being “pinched”, and they can make daily tasks exhausting. Chiropractic techniques can often effectively release the pinched nerve to eliminate these painful symptoms and let you feel your best again. Contact us to remove chronic neck pain and improve your well-being.

 

 

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