“Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”
~ James Bryant Conant
Most people experience neck pain at some time in their lives. A Chiropractor’s training helps them to be adept at locating and removing the subluxation cause of neck pain. This allows the innate ability of your body to heal itself and results in progressively restoring better mobility in the neck and other affected body parts. Like the turtle in the quote above, if you are a sufferer of neck pain, you may only make progress to relief and optimal health by sticking out your neck – at your Chiropractor’s office.
The cervical (neck) spine starts at the base of the brain stem. It includes the first seven bones of the spinal column, and runs to right above the shoulder blades. The cervical spine also contains muscles, ligaments and joints, with nerve endings that respond to problems in your body by conveying the sensation of pain to the brain, which in turn responds with “Yikes, my neck sure hurts!”
Often neck pain results from performing repetitive movements, such as painting ceilings, working at a computer with head in a strained position, or even sleeping wrong. All may result in strain, sprain, inflammation or spasm in the ligaments, muscles, or joints in the neck. This video below conveys the complex and beautiful design of those structures of the neck that must all work together.
If your neck is giving you pain and not working as designed, consider the turtle again. We all want to make progress towards the best health we can possibly be. Hiding closed up in a shell hoping the pain will one day go away, gets you nowhere. Take charge of your health and give us a call! It would be our pleasure to help you discover wellness care through Chiropractic.