The neck works hard all day to balance approximately 12 pounds of your head. Your shoulders also carry a great deal of responsibility. The slightest movement in the seven bones of your neck or cervical spine can lead to reduced neck mobility and pain.
There are two primary kinds of neck pain:
- One is minor shoulder and neck pain that manifests itself in soreness, stiffness or discomfort. If these symptoms last longer than 24 hours or so, occur often, or are the result of an accident, they are considered major.
- Stress due to emotional, physical or chemical reactions can affect the incidence and severity of neck pain. Emotions such as anger, frustration or fear can tighten neck muscles without our realizing that it is happening.
As time passes, recurring muscle spasms lead to headaches. While OTC medications can temporarily relieve headache pain, total elimination of the problem must address the underlying cause.
Chiropractic treatment has an excellent success rate in naturally relieving neck and pain. At Johnstone Chiropractic, we focus on lessening the interference to the nervous system in the neck. Relief from both major and minor neck and shoulder problems is the welcome result enjoyed by our patients.
Contact us today to see if you can benefit from chiropractic care for neck and back pain.