Chiropractors use spinal adjustments to take the pressure off areas of stress and discomfort, utilise massage therapy to reduce tension in the muscles surrounding the neck
Neck pain can be very debilitating, making it hard to turn your head and even get up in the morning. Some of the causes of neck pain can be: sleeping at a funny angle, twisting too quickly and wrenching the neck, traumas and falls.
Neck pain is very common particularly amongst the middle-aged population. Similar to back pain there is usually no specific trauma but a collective build up of bad habits over time. Sitting at a desk will cause the neck to degenerate faster than normal, using tablets and phones too much is now a real problem and we are seeing more kids with neck problems.
Following a thorough orthopaedic and neurological exam and x-rays (if clinically required), common diagnoses we see are forward head carriage, disc prolapse, osteoarthritis, torticollis or trapped nerve.
After a diagnosis is made we will invite you back in to look at your results and explain what is causing the neck pain, the plan of treatment, and prevent re-occurence in the future by adapting bad habits.
Chiropractors are trained to find exactly where the cause of the neck pain is. Often we hear patients complaining of pins and needles or pain down the arm. This is very common and is called referred pain, meaning that it starts somewhere else. The nerves that control your fingers and arms start in the neck and branch out. Often with forward head carriage where the head is pushed forwards, this can stress the muscles, discs and joints around the neck. This in turn can put pressure on the nerves going to the fingers and the patient will then describe pins and needles or numbness in one or more of the fingers, particularly at night.
Chiropractors use spinal adjustments to take the pressure off areas of stress and discomfort, utilise massage therapy to reduce tension in the muscles surrounding the neck and spinal traction rehabilitation to help with posture.
The best way to diagnose and treat is to contact a trained Chiropractor who is
experienced at examining neck pain everyday.