A Pain In The Neck

by Chiropractors Brighton on October 12, 2009

Neck PainYour head weighs approximately 5.5 kgs (12 lbs) – that’s how much weight your neck has to support every day of your life. Your neck and shoulders work very hard. Even the smallest deviation in the relationships of the seven bones of your cervical spine (neck) can cause pain and reduce the flexibility of your neck.

Your neck is one of the most nerve-rich areas of your spine and is the exit for the millions of messages from your brain to your body. Many problems originate here and cause problems throughout the body. Because of the power of adjusting the “atlas” (the area where the spinal nerves exit the brain) some chiropractors believe that by adjusting this area, the body has the ability to make adjustments further along the spinal column.

Minor neck and shoulder problems 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.

Stress affects the weakest parts of the body and very often this can be the neck. Physical, emotional or chemical stress can affect the frequency and severity of neck pain. Often emotional stress is overlooked as the contributing factor. Fear, anger and frustration can trigger the tightening of neck muscles without our even being conscious of it happening. This can be sudden or gradual and chronic muscle spasms can set in which causes the neck to tighten on one side to such an extent that it is almost impossible to move it in any direction.

Over the counter pain relief is often sought but does not get to the cause of the problem, which is a nervous system in stress. Chiropractic has a history of producing excellent results for those suffering from neck pain – and it is all done naturally without drugs or surgery

We specialise in locating and removing nerve interference not only in the neck, but in the whole of the spine – the powerhouse of the body.

Your questions, comments and suggestions are invited on this blog post.  Thankyou.

Dr Richard McMinn Chiropractor Hove

Dr Helen Martin Chiropractor Hove

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Dr. Andrew White April 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Great blog entry. We all need to educate our patients more. An educated patient makes a healthier patient.

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