Your Chiropractor for Neck Pain
Did you know that musculoskeletal disorder is the 4th leading disability?
Nearly 20 percent of us have experienced neck pain and or stiff neck within the
past three months according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Another study stated that the lifetime prevalence of neck pain is 66.7%.
Neck pain is more likely to develop in individuals with high work demands,
computer work, sedentary work position, poor posture, poor sleeping position, or injuries.
However, it can also happen with jaw issues such as grinding your teeth causing
muscular imbalance and tension in the neck. The neck pain can also lead to headaches, which can be debilitating.
Neck pain can be local but, in some cases, can be radiating up to the head, down the arms or around the shoulder and upper chest region which means that there can be nerve root issues around the neck.
There can be degeneration to the cervical vertebrae which can happen to nearly everyone as they age. This can be contributed to the amount of times we spend on holding up our 9 – 14 pounds heads. With poor posture such as anterior head carriage, the head can now weight up to 30-50 lbs which stress out the neck even more.
With spinal degeneration, some may develop cervical arthritis and the symptoms of neck arthritis include chronic pain, muscle weakness, numbness, stiffness, headaches and loss of balance.
Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic takes a holistic approach in working on your neck pain. The chiropractic treatment for neck pain includes in-depth analysis of your spine, posture, and other objective measures including x-rays to measure the joints of the spine to determine where the vertebra have misaligned to.
The chiropractic adjustment includes gentle, non-invasive adjustments made with Atlas Orthogonal Instrument. If you have any questions about how we can help you at Vitalpoint Chiropractic, call our experienced chiropractor for neck pain to set up a consultation.
Côté P, Cassidy JD, Carroll LJ. The Saskatchewan health and back pain survey. The prevalence of neck pain and related disability in Saskatchewan adults. Spine. 1998;23:1689-98