Head And Neck Pain
When it comes to head and neck pain, it may be hard to figure out which pain came first. You may notice your head pain and automatically move to massage your neck where you find you are also feeling pain. Head and neck pain may be common but it shouldn’t be something that you have to live with and suffer through.
Anatomy of the Neck
Your head it supported by your neck which is made up of seven small bones – this is referred to as the cervical spine. At first it doesn’t seem like a big deal, however, your head weighs about as much as a bowling ball and that’s a lot of weight your neck has to support. When any of the bones within the cervical spine are pushed out of alignment, even a little bit, the muscles in your neck, back, and shoulders can tighten and irritate the surrounding nerves and cause pain. Some common head and neck pain symptoms might include:
- Mild to severe head pain
- Mild to severe shoulder pain
- Stiffness in your neck which reduces your range of motion
- Reduced range of motion in your head and neck
- Mild to severe jaw pain
- Mild to severe neck pain
Don’t be discouraged, you do not have to struggle through head and neck pain anymore, there is an all-natural drug free option to relieve your pain!
Don’t Be Discouraged
The source of neck pain is not usually caused by something serious, but rather by something very common – stress. When you experience emotional stress it may be due to grief or stress due to family or financial issues. The muscles in your neck and shoulders may clench and tighten unconsciously from this stress. Another type of stress, physical stress, can also cause head and neck pain. When you find yourself sleeping in a position that is abnormal, or sitting with poor posture, you muscles may also tense and cause pain in your neck and at the base of your skull.
When most people are experiencing this type of head and neck pain they automatically turn to prescription or over the counter pain relievers. These pain relievers don’t treat the source of your pain and only mask the symptoms of your pain for a short period of time. Additionally, these pain relievers may come with a set of harmful side effects that could have negative reactions with other medications you may be taking. The chemical stress that is placed on your body when you take medications can add to your head and neck pain.
Try Chiropractic Care to Help Relieve your Head and Neck Pain
When you think about a chiropractor the first two things that probably come to mind includes neck pain. There is a reason for this –it works! If you have never experienced chiropractic care, don’t worry, our Top Rated Chiropractors want to talk to you and help find a treatment that works for you. Each person is unique and our chiropractors will design a treatment plan that is unique to your needs. Our Top Rated Chiropractors feel that many issues you could experience result from issues with the spine. When the bones within the spine move out of alignment it can interfere with the messages that are being sent from your brain to other parts of your body, especially if the issue is near the base of your skull. These misalignments can occur when a trauma happens. Trauma can include something as severe as a car accident or as minute as bumping your head. It is important to see a chiropractor regularly so that any misalignments in the spine might be found and treated before they cause a more severe problem in the future.
When you visit one of our Top Rated Chiropractors, you will first experience a consultation. During the consultation, our chiropractors will perform a series of examinations and ask you a series of health related questions to get to the source of your head and neck pain. Next, an individualized treatment plan will be made for your unique pain using a combination of manual adjustments, nutrition, and adjustments using technology. If you both feel that chiropractic care is a good option for treating your head and neck pain you will experience your first in a series of adjustments. Results are seen at different times for each individual, however, treatment is more successful with regular adjustments. Chiropractic is not a cure for your head and neck pain and results are not guaranteed, however, chiropractic care has been a successful treatment option for millions around the world.
If you think that chiropractic care may be a good treatment option for you contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today to set up a consultation!