Is it hard to look over your shoulder? Is there a constant pulling or throbbing pain in your neck? Do you notice a “grinding” sound as you turn your head?
If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these, you should consult a Doctor of Chiropractic for a thorough history and examination.
The neck protects your spinal cord and
spinal nerves, while supporting and balancing the weight of your head. Poor posture, wear and tear, injury, stress, and tension can strain or damage vital parts of your neck. Your neck is aligned in a natural curve at the top of your spine. Damage to your neck’s natural curve can cause painful problems.
A popular response to neck pain is taking drugs to cover up the problem (aspirin, analgesics, pain pills) or treating symptoms (muscle relaxers, massage, hot packs).
But neck pain isn’t caused by a lack of aspirin or drugs!
The chiropractic approach to neck pain is to locate its underlying cause. This begins with a complete case history and thorough
Is the proper spinal curve present? Are the nerve openings between each pair of spinal bones free and clear? Is the head balanced? Are the shoulders level?
These and other considerations are used to create a plan of speciﬁc chiropractic adjustments to help improve the motion and position of spinal vertebrae.
With improved structure and function, neck pain often diminishes or totally disappears without addictive drugs or harmful side effects.
examination. Special attention is given to the structure and function of the spine and its affect on the nervous system.