What Causes Neck Pain?
The cervical spine in the neck is the most vulnerable part of the spinal column, largely due to its great mobility and the weight of the head that it supports. So it is not surprising that neck pain is one of the most common conditions we see in our clinic.
Over many years our necks are subjected to a great deal of stress and minor injuries, which can result in aches and pain not only in the neck but also in the shoulder and the arm. Activities such as using a computer, driving for long periods of time and repetitive work all take their toll on the healthy functioning of the neck.
Poor posture , which is practically epidemic in our society, is one of the leading causes of neck pain due to the increased stress on supporting muscles.
Traumatic injuries such as car accidents often result in damaged structures in the neck which may present as neck pain sometimes years after the initial accident.
What are the symptoms of Neck Pain?
Trouble with the neck can present as overt ache, pain and stiffness in the neck, but due to the complexity of the cervical spine and its connected nerves and muscles the symptoms frequently are felt as pain or pins and needles in the shoulder arm or hand.
How can a Chiropractor treat Neck Pain ?
If you have pain in the neck, shoulder or arm, a chiropractor from our team will perform a thorough examination of the affected area , including chiropractic , orthopaedic and neurological tests and may include x-rays to identify the source of the trouble.
We have a wide variety of treatment techniques that we can utilise including gentle adjustments to improve and restore healthy function of the spine, Low Level Laser Therapy to improve healing and to relieve your pain and bring about better health, and often specific exercise and lifestyle advice.