It has to hold, stabilize, and move the weight of your head every day for a lifetime.
Holding up 11 pounds may not seem like a lot, but the seven bones of your neck and the 20 muscles of the neck, have to work together in perfect harmony to balance the weight so you can move your head pain-free.
Now, postural changes, sudden injuries, and arthritis are just a few of the primary causes of neck pain.
And that pain can often be traced back to a problem with either the muscles, the bones, the discs, or even the nerves of the neck.
Now, if you’ve ever wondered why, “Gosh, geez, why does my neck hurt,” and you haven’t been able to turn your head for a day or two, well, then you know just how debilitating and life-changing neck pain can be.
The sharp muscle spasms that restrict your ability to move?
Well, they often happen when the body is trying to protect a spinal joint that isn’t moving properly or correctly.
Now, almost every single bone in the body, or the neck and spine, has a pair of sliding joints towards the back, and they’re called facet joints.
If those joints become stuck, the body will try to compensate, but over time, that compensation can cause a whole cascade of additional challenges.
Now, gentle spinal adjustments, and when you combine them with daily stretching and rehab, can help to restore that proper motion in those joints of the neck and reduce pain.
You know, pain is the body’s way of saying, “Hey, pay attention to me.”
Hi, my name is Doctor Chris from Cameron Family Chiropractic, and over the last 21 years, we’ve been helping the Lucan community to get rid of neck pain.
Now, if you have more questions about neck pain, then our doors are open, and we would love to help you.