An Unexpected, Natural Treatment for Neck Pain
By Stepy Kamei
Have you ever stopped to think about just how much work your neck does on any given day? The neck is a relatively small area of the body, yet it is responsible for keeping the head upright and balanced. It needs to remain strong enough to maintain this balance, yet flexible enough to allow you to move your head side to side with precision and control. Sure, the neck is meant to be strong and stable -- yet the unfortunate truth is that it's also easily susceptible to strains, overwork, and injuries. You've no doubt felt some form of neck pain at some point in your life. In fact, many headaches are actually just extensions of tension radiating from the neck. Keep on reading to learn more about what causes neck pain, and how the gentle yet effective treatment of chiropractic can help bring about lasting relief from neck pain.
What Is the Connection Between the Neck and Spine?
Many people don't realize that the neck is technically known as the cervical spine. In other words, it is the starting point of the spinal column, which begins at the base of the skull. The spine is one of the most vital areas of the entire body. It's responsible for housing the central nervous system, which facilitates communication between the body and the brain. In this way, the health of the spinal column can greatly influence how the rest of the body both feels and operates. If there is a subluxation, or misalignment, anywhere along the spinal column, it may manifest in the form of aches, pains, or stiffness. Therefore, of you're experiencing neck pain, you may be experiencing a misalignment along your cervical spine. These misalignments can be caused by poor posture, uncomfortable sleeping or sitting positions, injury, or just everyday wear and tear.
Chiropractic for Neck Health
Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can help bring relief from neck pain, and may even reduce the likelihood of experiencing neck pain in the future as well.
Chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic clinics are ready to welcome you in to the clinic nearest you and perform a gentle examination of the spinal column in order to seek out any potential subluxations. From here, the chiropractor will use manual manipulation techniques in order to gently, yet effectively, bring the spinal column back into its proper alignment, thereby relieving tension and hopefully reducing the aches and pains you may be feeling. Best of all, this treatment is completely natural and therefore extremely safe. Chiropractic does not rely on medication, tools, or invasive procedures in order to bring about pain relief. Instead, it is a holistic approach, involving only the hands to bring about full-body healing.
If you're ready to see how chiropractic can help improve your neck pain, among many other benefits it provides, come on in to The Joint Chiropractic location nearest you to get started on your journey to better health and wellness today!
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.