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What Can Cause Neck Pain?

Your neck (cervical spine) supports both the weight and movement of your head, quite a job since an adults' head can weigh between 4 and 6 kg, and it contains the vast majority of nerves that connect your brain to the rest of your body.

Neck pain is the second most common reason after low back pain to consult a Chiropractor. At any given time about 12% of the adult female and 9% of the adult male population suffer with some form of neck pain.

With the amount of driving, computer work and other daily activities that most of us do, it is not surprising that we can need a little chiropractic help keep our necks doing their job.

It can also develop gradually overtime (chronic) and this is usually due to poor biomechanics.

There are many contributing factors for both forms of neck pain including a poor working or sleeping position, repetitive lifting, manual labour, whiplash injury or prolonged, but one of the most common is incorrect posture.

Neck pain can be caused by the long-term effect of poor posture from bending, repetitive lifting or manual work. Losing the proper movement in the joints of your neck may interfere with the healthy working of the nerves that run through it causing irritation to these nerves.

This, in turn, can lead to pain where the nerves end – ‘referred pain’. We may treat your neck for problems with your head, neck, shoulders and arms.

What's the treatment for Back Pain?

Our Fully qualified BCA Chiropractor will carry out a full examination and take a thorough history before advising an appropriate tailor-made package of care for each individual based on current research and years of clinical experience.

Treatment for neck pain may involve gentle, specific adjustments to your neck. This will decrease pain and restore normal movement to the area, aiming to ensure that each joint is working at its best. soft tissue work (massage, myofascial release techniques, trigger point therapy and cross friction) to ease out the fibrous adhesions (some people describe them as feeling like a knot) and tension in the surrounding musculature.

We also can prescribe rehabilitation techniques to retrain those receptors that may have been damaged, as well as doing supervised neck strengthening exercises.

They also support the treatment they offer with individual advice about the patient’s lifestyle, work and exercise, in order to help in managing the condition and preventing a recurrence of the problem

What to do if you have neck pain?

Normally, the joints at the back of your neck glide over each other and are self-lubricated but sudden movement injuries forces them together, damaging the surrounding area, which includes nerves, muscles, ligaments and discs. Damage from a injury can give a variety of symptoms including: neck pain – headaches – arm pain – fatigue – poor concentration.

Our Fully qualified BCA Chiropractor will carry out a full examination and take a thorough history before advising an appropriate treatment programme for you. Treatment for these kinds of injuries involves often gentle, specific adjustments to your neck. This will decrease pain and restore normal movement to the area, aiming to ensure that each joint is working at its best.We also can prescribe rehabilitation techniques to retrain those receptors that may have been damaged, as well as doing supervised neck strengthening exercises. They also support the treatment they offer with individual advice about the patient’s lifestyle, work and exercise, in order to help in managing the condition and preventing a recurrence of the problem.

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