Most of us never even think about our neck until it begins to hurt. The neck is amazingly flexible, but also quite susceptible to pain.
As we get up early and keep right on moving through one full day after another, the neck keeps pace, bending, turning, and stretching nonstop.
When trouble starts it may come from too many long work sessions, repetitive movements at home in the kitchen or the garage, falls, accidents, or just everyday wear and tear that accompanies normal aging.
As we age, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease can affect our spines, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage loss prompting the body to form bone spurs impacting movement.
- Spinal stenosis narrows small nerve passageways in the vertebrae, compressing nerve roots. Numbness in the neck, shoulder, or arms can affect normal movement.
- Degenerative disc disease can cause numbness, tingling or pain running down into the arms.
- Extra weight, lazy stomach muscles and poor posture can also trigger pain as the neck repeatedly bends forward. Finally, emotional tension can tighten neck muscles creating stiffness and pain.
Seeking Chiropractic Help
Your local chiropractor, The Joint Chiropractic, can help. Your chiropractor has the depth of experience and training to help you figure out what is going on and what to do next.
For good reason, a majority of Americans are choosing chiropractic first, as a natural, drug-free choice to pain, in place of prescription pain medications or appointments with a surgeon. The ACA says the medical community has now cited chiropractic as the conservative first choice for pain.
How It Works
Your chiropractor offers the purest form of chiropractic care, providing full spinal adjustments to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or the joints.
When the misalignment is corrected it may have far-reaching effects on your neck pain. It may also help back or sciatica pain.
Along with the adjustment, your chiropractor will review your medical history and trace the pattern of your neck pain through your daily activities. Then the two of you can focus on a wellness plan to relieve pain and restore your daily routine.
I have many friends and family members who have followed this wellness course with their chiropractors as they made their way through neck pain and many other complaints. Every step of the way, chiropractic treatment made the difference.
When you need help, The Joint Chiropractic will be there. The Joint offers an affordable treatment plan in place of insurance, and flexible weekday, weekend and evening hours. Walk-in visits are welcome.
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