Did you know that the average human head weighs around twelve pounds? Now imagine having to balance that on the tips of your fingers. Pretty unappealing right?
Considering that this is the job of your neck, all day, every day, you can imagine that problems in this nerve-dense area of your spine can result in issues presenting throughout the rest of your entire body.
Supporting the head is just one of the many tasks that your neck must be responsible for. The neck and shoulders are some of the hardest working parts of the body, and even a “small” problem here can have devastating implications for the rest of your body and your overall mobility.
Large and Small
In most cases, there are two different kinds of neck pain situations. Minor cases involve the neck and shoulder and usually involve small amounts of pain or soreness. But if these problems persist for longer than a day or two, happen often, or only started happening after an accident or injury, it will likely be upgraded to a “major” case.
Reacting to Stress
Stress, be it physical, emotional, or caused by the chemicals in the environment, can be directly responsible for increasing neck pain.
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “that’s a pain in the neck.” In this case, it can be quite literal, as emotional responses manifesting as physical pain are quite real. Anger and other emotions can cause the musculature in the neck to tighten, and over a long enough period, this may result in headaches and other problems. The underlying cause of these problems should be examined and resolved, and chiropractic adjustments may be the answer.
Contact Us Today
As professionals with many years of experience, these kinds of problems are what we help our patients treat and resolve on a daily basis. We’re able to help people resolve their neck pain without turning to drugs, surgeries, or other more extreme methods.
At our chiropractic practice, we focus on resolving the problems that present after the nervous system has become disturbed. If you have a neck pain problem, be it major or minor, we would be honored to have the opportunity to help you. Call our office to schedule a consultation today.