Chiropractic for Neck Pain
By Stepy Kamei
Have you ever stopped to wonder why the phrase "pain in the neck" is used so often? If there's any health concern which is more common than back pain, it's going to be neck pain. Neck pain can manifest as subtle discomfort, a feeling of stiffness, a dull ache, or somewhere else along the scale of pain. It can be brought on by poor posture, lack of sleep, stress, overstraining the muscles in the area, or any other number of causes. Since neck pain is such a relatively common health issue, there has been plenty of research devoted to coming up with ways to treat and prevent this problem from affecting people in the future. Many healthcare experts tend to agree that chiropractic care is one of the most succesful ways to contend with this problem.
How the Spine Affects Neck Health
The spine is in some ways the literal root of our physical health and wellness. Chiropractors understand the importance of keeping the spine healthy in order to keep the rest of the body running well, which is why they place so much of their attention and focus on this particular part of the body.
When the spinal column is in good health, or at least decent health, the central nervous system is able to function properly, and so the body and brain are capable of communicating with each other in an effective manner. Unfortunately, the demands of everyday life often cause literal and metaphorical strains to the body, which can directly impact the spinal column. When the spinal column is in misalignment, the nervous system is unable to function at its optimal rate, and so other areas of the body may begin to break down as a result. The neck, in particular, is very sensitive to misalignments in the spine, since the spine supports the neck. A misaligned spine is unable to provide the proper amount of support, and so the neck becomes strained trying to overcompensate for the lack of support. This often leads to feeling of pain and stiffness in the area.
A chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic clinics can help you out if you are experiencing neck pain which isn't getting better. Using manual manipulation techniques, our chiropractors can succesfully bring the spinal column back into alignment and therefore improve the health of the entire body. Come on in to the location nearest you and get started on a path to better health and wellness today.