The task that your neck performs, is more trying than you would first imagine as it is similar to balancing a 12lb. bowling ball on your fingers for 24 hours.
It certainly is a difficult feat, and it is one of the many features that your neck must put up with. As a result, if anything disrupts the harmony between the spinal bones in the neck, back and shoulders, then pain generally ensues, alongside reduced neck and head mobility.
Of all the places around the spine, the area most congested with nerves is your neck. This area is so influential that issues here can affect the wellbeing of your whole body.
Variations of Neck Pain
Common neck pain tends to come in two variations; minor and major neck and shoulder pain. Both are recognised by feelings of discomfort of soreness. If you notice that these symptoms persist for more than one day, if they occur often, or are caused by various accidents or incidents it is categorised as major.
How does the body respond to stresses?
In our society the human body is under unceasing emotional, physical and chemical stress. Excess reserves of these ‘stresses’, can affect the severity of neck pain. Unfortunately, for the majority of people the neck and shoulders are the ‘weakest link,’ which is why stress is concentrated here.
Of the three stresses mentioned above, emotional stresses are perhaps the most overlooked. The old phrase ‘a pain in the neck,’ is somewhat ironic as negative emotions such as anger or fear result in the contracting of the neck muscles in our subconscious. As time progresses matters become worse as chronic muscle spasms occur, leading to headaches and pain in the neck and arm.
Over the counter painkillers are convenient, but they dampen the sense of pain itself which indicates that all is not well.
Don’t hesitate to give us a call
These sorts of problems are very common, and throughout the history of chiropractic care there are records of marvellous results. All our processes are natural, completely free from surgery and drugs.
The first signs of stress exist in the neck, and with chiropractic care, we can help.
At Spinal Care Clinics our goals are to help address the interference to nerves, and help the body function at its optimum capacity. The vast majority of all our patients agree that our care helps address the underlying problems of neck and shoulder complaints, while at the same time improving the capacity and capability of their head and neck.
Call our clinic at 01702 616 500 or email us with your question. Schedule a no-obligation consultation and find out if you're a good candidate for today's safe and natural chiropractic care.