If you ask yourself the following questions, you should take some time to understand the most common CAUSES of NECK PAIN.
Understanding Your Neck Pain?
The general population is unaware of the fact that your neck is also called the cervical spine. It begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine bears the entire weight of the head, which weighs between 10-16 pounds (similar to the weight of a bowling ball). The cervical spine is designed to facilitate head movement in every direction. Although, the cervical spine allows for a large range of motion, when there is an injury it can result in connective tissue damage and joint misalignment.
Neck pain can be due to a number of causes that are usually ignored by people until the symptoms of PAIN develop, which can often times takes months, or years to show up.
Some of the most typical CAUSES of neck pains include:
An injury due to an accident such as a slip or a fall, sports injury, work injury and VERY commonly due to an automobile accident. The bottom line is any whiplash type of injury involving the head and neck will VERY likely injure the delicate connective tissues in the neck which can be torn, this is the foundation for spinal misalignment, and for NECK PAIN TO DEVELOP as the spine will misalign into an unbalanced stressed position.
Poor posture in daily life. This is the daily slouching at work or at home on the couch or trying to use a chair that is poorly fitted for your size. This repetitive stress on ligaments and tendons can stretch out and damage these tissues resulting in an unbalanced spine. An unbalanced spine will result in high stress areas which become irritated and inflamed eventually resulting in pain and other problems.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care For Neck Pain
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care involves a systematic approach to understand the root cause of your neck pain. This includes a routine exam to locate the source of your pain and multiple questions to evaluate your symptoms such as:
This may also be followed by an examination which commonly includes:
Neck Correction Method
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is designed to help you through a specialized procedure of head and neck correction to reposition the head to its proper position to remove stress on the joints and muscles below as well as beginning the process of spinal compensation correction. It is a highly precise and accurate procedure that involves a precision touch by hand to correct the spinal problem in the neck. It is designed to kick start the healing process so you can have relief from your symptoms, that will start to become permanent as your body heals itself.
This results in:
As the body heals, there will be further reduction in stiffness, soreness, and strain on the neck and spinal muscles.
What To Expect From Care?
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care will offer you a complete and thorough program, customized for your individual needs. It will also include a care plan to restore the spine to proper working order.
Following these simple procedures through Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care, your chronic neck pain will start to dissolve and go away as your body starts to heal itself.
Dr. Grayson Blom works with a nationwide group of Doctors expertly trained and specializing in the Upper Cervical procedure. Dr. Blom is also one of the few Doctors in the state of Idaho trained and certified in the Upper Cervical procedure. We are dedicated to helping patients just like you who suffer from chronic neck pain, headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, back pain and other ailments and dis-eases.
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