Are you suffering from: Neck pain or stiffness? Limited neck mobility? Headaches for no reason? Soreness and tightness in the shoulders? Tension headaches and poor posture?
Many people suffer from neck pain, which is more common as people spend more of their day sitting down. Staying hunched over screens and slouching in chairs leads to severe postural problems.
Painful neck movements can become acute and debilitating. Until your neck is injured, you might not realise how many movements it is used for. If you notice you have neck pain or you have had neck pain before, you will understand what we mean.
How is neck pain caused?
There are many potential causes for neck pain, and that is why we need to perform a thorough examination. After we rule out underlying pathological issues and physical trauma, the most common factor for neck pain is a mechanical or structural imbalance of the spine.
These imbalances put serious pressure on areas of the neck, including the muscles, discs, nerves, joints, and bones. The most common indicator of mechanical imbalances in the neck is poor posture.
Many people experiencing neck pain will suffer from chronic flareups. This can severely limit their ability to both work and play. We want to help you get back full mobility and minimise your neck pain.
The Cause of Neck Pain
Neck pain can be different for everybody. However, there are some common causes we see. These include:
- Sitting for long periods of time
- A soft mattress
- The wrong pillow height
- Sport injuries
- Physical injury like whiplash
- Underlying health problems
Our chiropractic experts will do their best to help you, but we first need to determine if we are the best people to help you. If our assessment finds that you are not a good candidate for chiropractic treatment, then we will refer you to the correct specialist.
We have found that poor posture is the leading cause behind neck pain, particularly when the patient demonstrates forward head posture. This position places incredible strain on the head and neck.
What We Do
Our approach to chiropractic care focuses on correcting postural problems and structural imbalances. By fixing alignment problems in your posture and structure, we can help you to improve your range of motion and to feel better.
Through a process known as stabilisation, we help you to have better upright posture over time. As your posture improves, the pressure is relieved from your ligaments, muscles, discs, bones, and nerves of the spine and neck. This will decrease the pain you feel and permit your body to heal as it should.
Contact us today to book an appointment with an experienced chiropractor. You can make an appointment over the phone or book online.