Neck pain and neck stiffness are due to misalignment and injuries to the neck vertebral. If you leave it untreated, it may lead to accelerated spinal degeneration, slipped disc or nerve compression.
Neck pain is also referred to as cervical pain. Neck problems are often caused by bad posture at the computer, sports injuries, and traumatic injuries. There are four principal types of neck pain:
1. Axial Neck Pain
Axial neck pain is caused by the complex interaction of muscles and ligaments. Symptoms typically include pain or soreness at the back of the head or shoulder. Quite common are stiffness in one or more directions of motion and headache. Initially a very common secondary symptom is headache, and often such symptoms are interpreted and treated as migraines without success.
2. Whiplash-Associated Disorder (WAD)
Rear motor vehicle crashes and diving injuries are the most common causes of whiplash associated disorder. Symptoms are similar to Axial neck pain.
3. Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical radiculopathy is characterised by motor and/or sensory changes in the neck and arms, which results from extrinsic pressure on a cervical nerve root. Pain is frequently aggravated by arm position and extension or lateral rotation of the head.
4. Cervical Myelopathy
Cervical Myelopathy also results from extrinsic pressure; specifically, a decrease in the space available in the cervical canal for the spinal cord. The more common signs include clumsiness, weakness and stiffness in the upper and lower extremities.
The common approach to “treating” neck pain is a massage, but like pain-killers, it doesn’t get to the root of the problem and provides only short-term relief.
A chiropractic adjustment will alleviate your neck pain and remove any inconveniences. When you arrive at our clinic, we will perform a series of examinations and conduct an interview to understand the cause of your neck pain.
I was having prolonged soreness around the neck and shoulder area. The pain was unbearable and affected my sleep. After visiting Chiropractic First for a couple of sessions: they managed to resolve the soreness.
As the problem recurred after a while, probably due to work stress, I have been seeing my Chiropractor regularly. Chiropractic Care has fixed a couple of my old injuries that I have on my upper arm and knee. I was quite surprised that the pain was gone after adjustments.
-Kong Yar Sir, Oil Trader
1. Jan Roberts DC et al. “Chiropractic Care of a 6-year-old girl with Neck Pain; headaches; hand, leg, and foot pain; and other nonmusculoskeletal symptoms” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.
2. Neck Pain. Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch.