Over a third of adults find themselves dealing with neck pain each year. Neck pain can range from mild to chronic.
Yet, regardless of severity, it can quickly affect your regular daily routine. The neck is a common pain site because of the high amount of strain it sustains from daily postures, upper body use, and general overuse with regular head movement.
Common causes of neck pain
Typically, there is more than one issue that leads to the culmination of pain in the neck. These include:
Spine alignment. Most often, spine misalignment is the true underlying cause of neck pain, regardless of other extenuating circumstances. Some misalignments are more obvious than others, yet they all affect basic nerve energy that allows the neck to function uninhibited and pain free. It is most often at the bottom of every cause listed below.
Poor biomechanics. If you are continually using your neck and upper body with poor form, it can lead to loss of normal function and pain in the neck secondary to impaired neural health and strain.
Poor posture. This can affect both spine alignment and neck mechanics. As a society, we spend a lot of time slouched over computers, phones, sleeping in awkward positions, and slumped on the couch watching TV. These are all understandably tough on the neck.
Injury or trauma. This can result from a direct blow to the head, car accident, or a fall that strains and injures surrounding neck tissues.
Spine alignment and neck pain
The first 6 bones, known as vertebrae, in our spine are called the cervical spine (aka neck). Collectively, this area houses the top portion of the spinal cord crucial for receiving and relaying signals between the body and brain. Plus, it controls coordination, movement, and sensations in the head, neck, and arms.
Damage to the cervical spinal cord can range from severe (resulting in paralysis and disability) to mild pain from day to day strains. One of the most common root causes related to neck pain and dysfunction is spine misalignment. Often, without the eyes of a trained professional it can be hard to realize that there are any underlying issues.
CBP care to address spine alignment
Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is an expert-based deeply researched approach that can help you address spine alignment. This elite non-invasive holistic approach can help you prevent, treat, and manage your neck pain successfully.
Dr. Samantha Coleman is part of this elite group of CBP providers that can take your neck pain care to the next level. Get in touch with ChiroSolutions Center in Virginia Beach, VA to see what your options are moving forward.
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