Your neck is the most vulnerable part of your spine. It is made up of seven small interlocking spinal bones that support your ten to 12 pound head. Any alteration of joint positioning, change in structure or loss of motion can end up producing pain, irritation, and/or inflammation. Care by your Ormond Beach chiropractor can help restore your proper joint motion and structure with simple “adjustments” and help alleviate these conditions.
If you suffer from neck pain then you are not alone: it happens to nearly 75 percent of American adults at some point in their lives. Because the fragile neck supports the heavy head, it is no wonder so many of us do. We can also suffer from injuries to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints of our necks. Neck pain can range from a simple annoyance to a major incapacitation.
Poor posture is a primary cause of minor neck pain. Doing daily activities while holding the head and neck at awkward positions is a sure fire way to bring on pain. If you improve these movements and your neck pain does not improve or continues to worse you may have a more serious underlying condition that can be treated by your Ormond Beach chiropractor. When the cause is determined, a treatment will be devised and in some cases the patient will be referred to a specialist.