Chiropractic, Clinically Proven Effective In Treating Chronic Neck Pain
If your neck hurts when you move your head, pain relief can help to dull the symptoms, but Chiropractic can get to the root cause, treating the problem rather than masking the symptoms. If simple tasks like reversing the car, applying makeup or looking for a product on a supermarket shelf are causing you discomfort, call us on 9857 4503 to arrange a consultation now.
Why Is Neck Pain So Common?
If you consider that your head weighs around twelve pounds, just balancing this on top of the stack of seven small vertebrae in your neck sounds tricky enough. When you consider what the cervical spine (the medical term for the neck) has to go through, supporting the weight of the head, turning it left and right, up and down - normally effortlessly and without pain - you will understand why this delicate column of vertebrae can be at risk of misalignment, injury, wear and tear, and consequently, pain.
Common Causes Of Neck Pain
Accidents: Probably the most publicised cause of neck pain is "whiplash", the injury caused most often in car accidents when a sudden stop causes the head to continue in the direction of travel and then rebound in a whip- like motion. In severe cases, joints between the vertebrae, discs and ligaments are affected by this trauma, with very painful results.
Getting Older: Degenerative problems affecting the spine as a whole and the neck in particular, seem to increase with the number of birthdays we have had! The wear and tear of daily living has had longer to accumulate.
Tension and Stress: Emotional stress can also cause muscle tension resulting in pain and stiffness.
Degenerative Disease: In the neck, the range of motion is affected by Osteoarthritis of the joints between the vertebrae. The discs can become thinner and less flexible and can bulge out of line causing numbness, tingling and arm pain. Stenosis can result in pain and numbness in the neck as well as the shoulders and arms as it causes narrowing of nerve passageways, leading to pressure on nerve roots.
Choosing Chiropractic Care For Neck Pain
When you visit us here at Eastern, Dr Nereo Rigoni, Chiropractor, will conduct an assessment and examination to find the cause of the pain you are experiencing.
- He will ask you about the symptoms you have, how long you have had the pain, whether it is only in your neck, or whether you are also experiencing headache, or pain, tingling or numbness in your arms or hands.
- He will ask you whether anything you do makes the pain worse or better, whether you have already received any treatment for the problem or if you have been treating it yourself, with painkillers, for example.
Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery. If Nereo diagnoses a condition such as a fracture or disease process unsuitable for treatment with Chiropractic, you will be referred for appropriate care from your Doctor or Hospital Specialist.
Neck pain is one of the most frequent reasons for a visit to a Doctor. Chiropractic is clinically proven, and is effective at treating neck pain. Please call us on 9857 4503 to arrange a consultation so Nereo can develop a treatment plan for your specific needs.
- http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/for-neck-pain-chiropractic-and-exercise-are-better- than-drugs/?hpw&_r=0