Undeniably the neck is an important part of the body, the physical connection of the head with the rest of the body. It not only supports the 10-13 pound head, but also houses the spinal cord, the oesophagus and the larynx. It is flexible enough to provide all round movement to the head, making it all the more vulnerable to injuries. Neck pain is an ailment that is affecting the lives of thousands of individuals across the globe. Lets understand how you can get rid of it effectively.
Causes of Neck Pain
- Sleeping with too high or too thin pillow.
- Poor posture.
- Prolonged desk job.
- Straining of muscles.
- Faulty posture during exercise.
- Trauma due to any accident.
- “Whiplash” i.e. sudden jerks to the neck.
- Fall from a significant height.
- Any sudden blow to the head.
Even a few medical conditions can give rise to neck pain-
- Problems arising out of old age like narrowing of spinal canal (cervical spinal stenosis) or arthritis
- Chronic illnesses like Fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
- Infection in the neck area
The neck is made up of nerves, bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Hence, any injury, trauma or degeneration can easily affect the neck, causing irritation or severe pain.
Common Symptoms of Neck Pain
- Stiffness of the neck and restricted motion.
- Numbness and dizziness.
- Impaired body balance and coordination.
Treatment for Neck Pain
Almost 60% Americans don’t pay any heed to neck pain, refrain from treatment and end up with serious difficulties. Whether it’s some trivial discomfort like numbness, pain while moving the head or severe dizziness, loss of balance, treatment is a must. Minor pain is easily treatable at home with ice-packs, massage and exercise. But if the pain lingers and gets severe, the most effective treatment is chiropractic care. Persistent neck problem can impair body functions and develop into some chronic condition.
Modern Techniques for combating Neck pain
Chiropractic treatments restore the muscle and skeletal abnormality. The ProAdjuster is computerized equipment that scans the patient’s neck, helps the practitioner to visually see and identify the problem and take corrective measures. The adjuster has special softwares to locate even minor dislocations in the vertebrae. Due to its visual module, identification of all misalignments, nerve compressions and muscle tension gets much easier. Upon diagnosis of the problem, the adjuster can correct the anomaly by applying mechanical force gently on the problem area, thereby relieving the pain and adjusting the misalignment.
Many people see neck pain as an aspect of old age, thus keeping it untreated. Our chiropractors apply their expert knowledge to combine exercise, physiotherapy and revolutionary measures like the ProAdjuster to cure patients across age groups
Spinewise has been a pioneer in using state of the art infrastructure to treat thousands of people with severe and chronic neck pain and provided relief to the ailing. It’s time you took the initiative to call us and got rid of your neck pain to bring back the uninhibited life that you once enjoyed.