The neck is a delicate structure that holds up a human head weighing on average 10 to 12 pounds. It is composed of seven cervical vertebrae, moves in many directions for our daily activities, and often is taken for granted until it is injured.
Neck pain is a common problem seen in the chiropractic clinic with many possible causes. Poor posture, hunching over a computer, repetitive activities, arthritis, whiplash accidents, and muscle strain can all complicate and trigger neck pain. Functional instability is often found in the majority of patients and is called Upper Cross Syndrome.
Find your hand “falling asleep” often? Experiencing numbness and tingling in your fingers? Having shooting pain to the arm?
Often arm symptoms can be associated with the neck. Common examples seen in clinic include deep referred pain from associated neck and upper back muscles, thoracic outlet syndrome, nerve root impingement, to more serious complications such as disc herniations and cervical stenosis.
Chiropractic adjustments are incredibly effective and can bring your neck into alignment and can relieve tremendous pain. Each patient is individually assessed and given the best treatment possible including corrective chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic massage, imaging referral if required, rehabilitative exercises, posture, ergonomics and lifestyle advice. Get back to your regular activities faster than waiting it out and consult with your chiropractor for an assessment. Give us a call at (604) 496-0626, email at info@paradisechiropractic, or book online at https://paradisechiropractic.janeapp.com