Neck pain is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives.
Neck pain is most often caused by spinal problems. This can often come in conjunction with muscle tightness, inflammation and nerve irritation.
The head (roughly the weight of a bowling ball) is supported by the lower neck and upper back, and it is these areas that commonly cause neck pain. The top three joints in the neck allow for most movement of your neck and head. The lower joints in the neck and those of the upper back create a supportive structure for your head to sit on. If this support system is affected adversely, then the muscles in the area will tighten, leading to neck pain.
Minor and Major
Generally, we see two types of neck pain cases. Minor neck and shoulder pain involve sensations of discomfort, stiffness or soreness. If these symptoms last for more than a day or so, occur frequently or were preceded by an accident or some type of injury, we consider it major.
Response to Stress
We often feel like pain comes only from physical problems. Emotional and chemical stress can often (and generally the most common causes) cause neck and shoulder pain. This is where many people “carry their stress.” It’s also a very overlooked evil-doer.
As always, pills and medications simply mask the pain and don’t treat the underlying cause!
Consult Our Practice
We see this sort of thing all the time. It’s almost routine. Chiropractic care has a history of producing excellent results with those suffering from neck pain. And we do it naturally, without drugs or surgery.
At Zannetti Chiropractic we specialize in reducing interference to the nervous system in the neck. Many of our practice members find that chiropractic care gives them relief from both minor and major neck pain complaints.
Call our office to schedule a no-obligation consultation and find out if you’re a good candidate for today’s safe and natural chiropractic care.