Millions of people will experience a form of neck pain at some point in their life. Whether you are young or old, neck pain can be triggered at any moment for a number of different reasons.
The neck (also known as the ‘cervical spine’) is made up of seven bones, called vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated from each other by discs, stabilised by joints and ligaments and moved by muscles. Because the neck is so mobile, it can be easily damaged.
Being stressed or tense can lead to experiencing pain or stiffness in the neck and shoulders; even sleeping in an awkward position can leave your neck feeling stiff and sore the next morning.
However, there are sometimes more serious causes of neck pain. Trauma, injury or disease – such as whiplash and arthritis – can also contribute to more severe pain.
Many different types of pain in the neck, such as whiplash, can be attributed to damage caused by muscle strain or other soft tissue sprains. Such damage can occur from sleeping in the wrong position, lifting heavy objects or it may occur as a result from a bad car accident.
In contrast, chronic neck pain can be caused by health problems such as a herniated disc in the cervical spine or foraminal stenosis pinching a nerve in the neck. Chronic neck pain can also lead to pain or numbness which radiates down the arms.
Whether your pain be chronic or otherwise, The Hertfordshire Chiropractic Clinic is here to help you. Generally, the symptoms of the pain are only temporary and can be eased with non-surgical chiropractic treatment.
To effectively diagnose your neck pain, our chiropractors will ask a series of questions about when your pain may have begun, how long it has been going on for and if you’ve had any issues in the past with pain or discomfort in the neck. Sometimes X-Rays and other tests may be ordered to aid in diagnosing your pain properly.
We use non-surgical techniques to ease your neck pain and treating you may include using neck adjustments. This would include your chiropractor manipulating your cervical spine with their hand, resulting in relief from discomfort and pain, improved mobility and improve the range of motion restored to your neck.
At The Hertfordshire Chiropractic Clinic, we offer the best quality of care you can get. Not only can our experienced team use renowned methods of treatment, but we will also take your care one step further. By advising you against bad posture, dietary requirements and sleeping positions, we can relieve your neck pain and prevent it from reoccurring. Contact The Hertfordshire Chiropractic Clinic now on 01707 3777 97 and begin your road to recovery today.