Neck Pain Information
Here at Back 2 Fitness Chiropractic Clinic the vast majority of our patients come to us because they have spinal pain. Nearly a third of the people visiting us will have neck pain often accompanied by headache or referred shoulder and arm pain.
Your neck supports the weight and movement of your head – quite a job, since an adult’s head can weigh between five and seven kilos! It also contains the vast majority of nerves that reach from your brain to the rest of your body, like a pipe full of fibre-optic cables. Of course neck pain can be caused by falls, accidents or sports injuries, but it is also the case that a lot of neck pain is caused by the amount of sedentry activities like driving, computer work and TV watching that most of us do, it is not surprising that we need a little Chiropractic help to keep our necks doing their job properly.Loss of proper joint movement may cause irritation of the nerves that come out of your spine. This, in turn, can lead to pain where the nerves end. Brachialgia means 'pain in the arm' and may be caused by nerve irritation in the neck. This is why your neck may be treated if you consult us suffering from shoulder and arm problems, including frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Chiropractic, unlike painkilling drugs, treats the cause of pain, not just the pain itself. Your chiropractor will carry out a full examination (including x-rays if appropriate), and ask you questions about your posture, medical history and lifestyle, to help diagnose the cause of your neck, shoulder or arm pain.Then your treatment will begin, often with gentle, specific adjustments (the Chiropractic word for manipulation) done by hand, to free stiff joints and remove spinal nerve irritation.