What does neck pain have to do with Chiropractic Care?
Neck pain is an extremely common problem, with an estimated two-thirds of the population experiencing it at some point in their lives. While there can be many causes, spinal subluxations in the cervical vertebrae are underlying cause. Thankfully, chiropractic care and adjustments of the upper spine can help realign the cervical vertebrae, reduce nerve interference, and relieve associated neck pain and symptoms.
What Are Cervical Subluxations?
Cervical subluxations occur when one or more of the seven vertebrae in your neck become misaligned, putting pressure on nerves and irritating surrounding muscles and soft tissues. This spinal instability leads to inflammation, pain, and neurological symptoms. Chiropractors focus on detecting and correcting these vertebral misalignments before they can cause further damage.
Symptoms of cervical subluxations often include:
- Neck stiffness or decreased range of motion
- Sharp neck pain or achiness
- Headaches that start at the base of the skull
- Pain or numbness radiating down the arms and shoulders
- Dizziness or balance issues
How Chiropractic Adjustments Can Help
Chiropractors are experts in spine health and use specialized techniques to locate and correct cervical subluxations. Gentle maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments are applied to realign individual vertebrae, take pressure off nerves, and restore normal joint mobility.
By addressing subluxations, chiropractic care reduces irritation to the nervous system. This can provide widespread benefits beyond just the neck area, as proper nerve communication supports overall health and function.
This case was a perfect example
Just like with this patient, who first came to our office suffering from headaches, lack of range of motion, stiffness, radiating pain, and vertigo, patients often report improved range of motion, decreased muscle tension, relief from headaches, and reduced neck pain after regular chiropractic adjustments. All of her SYMPTOMS relieved with correction to the structure.
Your neurologist doesn’t understand subluxations
Neurologists and other medical providers don’t specialize on the way that the spine affects the nerve system. Small but significant misalignments in the vertebrae of the neck are often an overlooked source of pain and dysfunction. With specialized chiropractic adjustments, you can realign your cervical spine, achieve lasting pain relief, and improve nervous system function holistically.