Your neck supports the weight and movement of your head and also contains the vast majority of nerves that connect from your brain to the rest of your body. With the amount of driving, computer work and other daily activities that most of us do, it is not surprising that we can need a little chiropractic help keep our necks doing their job.
Neck pain can be caused by the long-term effect of poor posture from bending, repetitive lifting or manual work. Losing the proper movement in the joints of your neck may interfere with the healthy working of the nerves that run through it causing irritation to these nerves. This, in turn, can lead to pain where the nerves end – ‘referred pain’. We may treat your neck for problems with your head, neck, shoulders and arms.
Treatment consists of specific adjustments done by hand to free stiff joints and reduce spinal nerve irritation. We may also recommend ice, heat or massage treatment amongst other things. We also support the treatment with individual advice about the your lifestyle, work and exercise, in order to help in managing the condition and preventing a recurrence of the problem.
Normally, the joints at the back of your neck glide over each other and are self-lubricated but sudden movement injuries forces them together, damaging the surrounding area, which includes nerves, muscles, ligaments and discs. Damage from a injury can give a variety of symptoms including: neck pain – headaches – arm pain – fatigue – poor concentration.
Our Fully qualified BCA Chiropractor within our Putney Clinic will carry out a full examination and take a thorough history before advising an appropriate treatment programme for you. Treatment for these kinds of injuries involves often gentle, specific adjustments to your neck. This will decrease pain and restore normal movement to the area, aiming to ensure that each joint is working at its best.
We also can prescribe rehabilitation techniques to retrain those receptors that may have been damaged, as well as doing supervised neck strengthening exercises. They also support the treatment they offer with individual advice about the patient’s lifestyle, work and exercise, in order to help in managing the condition and preventing a recurrence of the problem
Contact us today for a drug free alternative to helping your neck pain