We may suffer neck pain because of poor posture, injury, vertebral joint dysfunctions or stress. Neck pain can also give us headaches, and muscle spasms.
- Poor Posture occurs when your neck isn’t kept neutral and you hunch or bend your body for long periods of time
- Whiplash is the most common neck injury and needs to be diagnosed and treated asap
- Vertebral Joint dysfunctions are when the joints and vertebrae are mis-aligned. Adjustments are required to correct the problem
- Stress can cause tension especially in our back and neck muscles.
Your chiropractor will diagnose the cause of your neck pain and give you the appropriate treatment.
Headaches can often be caused by irritated nerves in the neck, jaw or spine area. Joint dysfunctions have usually caused the muscles of the upper shoulder and neck to tighten. This combination of joint dysfunction and tight muscles can irritate the nerves, which in turn can cause a headache. Chiropractors rectify the spinal vertebrae vertebral joint dysfunction in the neck region to relieve the irritation to the nerves, allowing your neck to return to normal.
Poor posture can lead to back and neck pain, headaches and other symptoms.
Slouching can cause increased pressure on the joints, ligaments and muscles of the spine. This will interfere with your spinal nerves, resulting in discomfort and potentially severe pain.
Good posture needs to be thought about through all aspects of the day and night including work postures, posture when driving, sleep postures and even posture during exercise.
Good posture can begin with pulling yourself up whenever you slouch and correcting your posture/position.
When you have good posture you are more likely to have pain-free muscles, joints and ligaments. In addition, your core strengthens to provide greater stamina. Stamina can accumulate and build-up for later life; many believe that it effectively extends life itself.