A Misalignment May Be Hurting Your Neck
By Stepy Kamei
A spinal misalignment sounds like a serious and somewhat scary issue, as well as one which doesn't affect many people. In reality, many people can be negatively impacted by having a misalignment in their spine -- and often, people don't realize when this happens to them.
If you suffer from constant pain, stiffness, or any sort of tension which just doesn't seem to go away with time or rest, it may be an out-of-alignment vertebra in your spinal column which may be to blame. In particular, patients with unexplainable neck pain and soreness tend to notice an almost immediate improvement in their symptoms after just one visit to the chiropractor. This is because a misaligned spine can create tension and inflammation which leads to pains at the base of the head and throughout the neck.
Improving Neck Pain with Chiropractic
How exactly can a chiropractic adjustment improve a patient's neck pain? Chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic clinics rely on completely natural and very safe manual manipulation techniques in order to locate and correct any misalignments in the spinal column (these are also known in the medical community as vertebral subluxations). When these subluxations are adjusted and fixed, the entire spinal column is placed back into its proper alignment. When this happens, all areas of the body benefit. The neck in particular tends to be relieved of pressure and tension. Often times, a misalignment in the spinal column places unnatural and unnecessary pressure on other areas of the body in order to overcompensate and keep the body somewhat balanced. The neck usually takes a large portion of this unneeded stress, which is why the muscles in the area may begin to tighten and cramp up, leading to pain and discomfort which lasts longer than it should. Add to this any tension or anxiety which may be happening in everyday life due to responsibilities to work, family, or school, and you've got a lot of pressure being placed on a very relatively sensitive area of the body.
If you've been dealing with neck pain for quite a while now, and you have yet to figure out a solution which works for your health needs, consider coming in to The Joint Chiropractic clinics today. There are more than 340 locations to choose from, and many of them stay open at convenient times due to a flexible weekend and evening hours schedule. See what an alignment can do for your neck pain today.