Neck Pain and Chiropractic Care
We’ve all been there. That cramping of the neck that begins slowly after sitting at your desk for a while, driving your car, or even while leisurely watching TV or reading. It’s such a common discomfort for some that at times they admittedly CHOOSE to ignore it.
Your neck and shoulders work hard every day. Neck pain is almost a universal human experience. The slightest deviation in the relationship between the bones of the cervical spine can cause pain and limit head and neck mobility.
If you find yourself suffering from neck pain often, take note of the following: Although there are serious causes associated with neck pain such as degenerative disc disease, a herniated disc, rare infections (tuberculosis and meningitis) or a pinched nerve – the most common causes are a lot more trivial.
Neck pain can derive from any type of neck strain or neck injury (whiplash), virus infection of the throat (which may lead to lymph gland swelling thus putting strain on the neck), headaches, poor posture, uncomfortable sleeping positions or even physical and/or emotional stress.
Seven vertebrae build the foundation of the spine in the neck and surround the spinal cord and canal (cervical vertebrae). Between each vertebrae are discs. Nearby the discs pass the nerves of the neck. Within the neck, structures include the skin, neck muscles, arteries, veins, lymph glands, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, esophagus, larynx, and trachea. The slightest irregularity affecting any of these tissues might lead to neck pain.
Waking up one morning with neck pain might not be source for worry. However, if a crick in the neck is becoming customary to your everyday life, then let’s find the problem – and fix it!