What is it?

Neck pain is an extremely common condition that many people experience over the course of their life. It can affect your life in many different ways.  Sharp neck pain, headaches, dull muscular aches, or restricted movement of  your head, a sore/painful neck can be very aggravating yet it’s simple to fix in the majority of cases.

There are many causes of neck pain. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your neck pain so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause.

The human body is incredibly intelligent. The body will adjust itself so that other joints or muscles work harder than they should. While this is usually okay on the short term it’s devastating in the long term for neck pain.

Unfortunately the result is often chronic neck pain, neck stiffness, headaches, wry neck or even tension type migraine.

 

What Causes it?

Commonly the neck joints or cervical spine become stiff.  Because of this,  you may start having muscle spams. These spams of the neck muscles and shoulder muscles  are protective in nature. The longer this scenario exists, the more difficult it is to reverse. Due to the spams, your neck posture alters. This then strains adjacent joints and muscles, and the condition cyclically deteriorates. A sore or painful neck is the product of this cycle.

The interesting thing about necks is that one stiff neck joint or one weak or tight muscle can have a dramatic effect if not fixed quickly. We often see patients who have unsuccessfully tried various neck treatment techniques. What we normally find it that it is a combination of neck joint, muscle stretching, massage, acupuncture, neural tissue, strength exercise and postural techniques that are required to reverse some well established poor habits.

There may be many different causes of your neck pain. It is important to get checked out to determine what is the cause of your pain.

        How Can I Help?

A combination of  muscle stretching, massage,  strength exercise and postural techniques that are required to reverse some well established poor habits. Adjustments may also be used to increase the joint play in the cervical region.