Neck pain treatment
NECK PAIN

Your neck supports the weight and movement of your head - quite a job, since an adult's head

can weigh between ten and fourteen pounds! It also contains the vast majority of nerves that

reach from your brain to the rest of your body, like a pipe full of fibre-optic cables. With the

amount of driving, computer work and TV watching that most of us do, it's not surprising that

many people suffer with neck pain. 

The further away from your body you hold something, the heavier it feels. Neck pain may often

be caused by the long-term effect of bad posture, especially when you regularly hold a weight

too far from your body. This might be:

  • the weight of your head, as you bend over a desk

  • lifting babies and children

  • carrying shopping or golf clubs into or out of the back of your car

  • manual work

 

The result is a loss of proper movement in the joints, and a strain on the muscles in your neck, which may lead to pain and stiffness, although it may take days, weeks or even months to develop. 

A combination of chiropractic manipulation, massage and a number of other techniques will help restore normal movement to your neck and so reduce the pain. Your chiropractor may also prescribe exercises to help you regain strength and flexibility and help relieve any long-term pain and discomfort.