Reverse Curvature of the Neck Helped by Chiropractor
By Debra Rodzinak
The spine is made up of natural curves from the bottom of the skull to the tail bone. As a person ages, a person can lose the curvature in their spine. Some of those people come to a chiropractor to try to reverse this curve.
A curve of the neck that faces toward the body is normal and develops in early childhood. This curvature is called cervical lordosis. Poor posture or aging can make changes to this curvature. Often, chiropractic care is sought to reverse this change. According to a study published in European Spine Journal, the pain and symptoms related to the spine are often not connected to this curvature.
The primary treatment to reverse the outward curvature of the neck is spinal manipulative therapy. Particular exercises can also be done to strengthen the neck and upper back muscles. Often the symptoms related to the neck are alleviated when exercise is added to chiropractic treatments.
The thoracic spine is the part of the spine that is attached to the ribs and runs from the neck to the lower back. A skilled chiropractor may adjust the thoracic spine as part of a chiropractic treatment. When combined with a general range of motion exercise for the neck, pain is often decreased over just exercise alone.
Exercises for the Neck and Back
One type of neck strengthening exercise involves simply tucking the chin to the chest and holding for 10 seconds. Repeat this motion three to five times. The ultimate goal of exercises for the neck and back are for increased mobility and stretching the muscles of the neck. Many patients have reported a decrease in pain and an increase in mobility with the combination of chiropractic and strengthening exercises.
If you are suffering with pain or discomfort related to the curvature in your neck, drop by The Joint Chiropractic for a complete consultation with a highly qualified doctor of chiropractic. With more than 370 locations nationwide, finding a location convenient to you is easy and stress-free.
Without using drugs or surgery, doctors at The Joint Chiropractic help patients find natural relief from issues related to the neck and spine. Walk in to The Joint today and begin your journey to a healthier life.
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