Neck Pain information
Neck pain is a common health complaint. Is it hard to look over your shoulder? Is there a constant throbbing in your neck? Do you notice a "grinding" sound as you turn your head? Sounds like your need a thorough chiropractic examination.
A popular response to neck pain is taking drugs to cover up the problem (aspirin, analgesics, pain pills) or treating its symptoms (muscle relaxers, massage, hot packs).
The chiropractic approach to neck pain is to locate its underlying cause. This begins with a complete case history and thorough exam. Special attention is given to the structure and function of the spine, and its affect on the nervous system.
Is the proper spinal curve present? Are the nerve openings between each pair of spinal bones free and clear? Is the head balanced? Are the shoulders level? These and other considerations are used to create a plan of specific chiropractic adjustments to help improve the motion and position of spinal vertebrae.
With improved structure and function, neck pain often diminishes or totally disappears - without addictive drugs or harmful side effects!
Your chiropractic doctor is an expert at using specific chiropractic adjustments to help restore spinal function.