Neck pain can literally be a pain in the neck. Often we are
unaware of the causative factor behind the neck pain that we
feel, but one thing we know is that is makes life a lot less
fun. Certain times we can attribute our neck pain to a specific
incident like whiplash from a car accident, but often the cause
of our neck pain is much more subtle.
The old saying "the straw that broke the camels back.."
could also be re-written to include the neck. Neck pain usually
presents itself after experiencing a collection of different
mini-events that could be seen as analogous to the straw in
the old saying. As we go through our day, we are unaware of
these little straws until they reach a critical mass and leave
us with neck pain and stiffness. In Chiropractic, the name that
we give this condition is a vertebral subluxation complex.
A vertebral subluxation complex is a vertebra or a collection
of vertebrae that are functioning improperly. This could mean
that the are out of place or lack proper movement.
The reason that chiropractors pay such close attention to
the spine is because it houses the most important system in
the body, the nervous system. The spine was designed to protect
the nervous system, but still allow mobility. The skull plays
a similar role, but is not mobile. If our spine was like our
skull, we would have very little mobility.
We this increase in mobility comes complications. Just like
the bells and whistles on our cars, the more moving parts, the
more potential for problems.
As a chiropractor, I am trained to diagnose vertebral subluxations
and treat them with chiropractic care.
So many people have experienced neck pain relief from the
benefit of chiropractic care. I offer free consultations for
those who want to determine if they are a candidate for chiropractic