Pain in the Neck?
by Dr. Kim Selir on 04/17/2017Categories: Good Ideas, Neck Pain
When rubbing your neck doesn't seem to help anymore -- The importance of your neck's lordotic care
Soreness, tightness, spasms, intense pain -- you feel it when you wake up, or perhaps during your workday -- rubbing your neck doesn't seem to help, and you try to cover up the problem with medication hoping that it will eventually go away. Seem familiar?
Know that your neck is incredibly engineered. it was created with its own built-in shock absorber called a curve or lordosis. The curve was designed to act like a spring and absorbs the shock of your head resting on your neck. It's a significant amount of pressure (to hold up the head) over time, and the importance of keeping this curve is imperative to the transmisison of "information" from your brain to your nervous system.
When your neck loses this curve ligaments supporting your neck become stretched and lose their ability to maintain a natural curve. THis can happen due to a motor vehicle accident, chronic poor posture, or uncorrected vertebral misalignment.
Once your neck has lost its normal curve, your neck and shoulders attempt to hold your head in the proper position.
Unfortunately, they were not created to do this and they tire easily. This is when your neck becomes overworked and you begin to feel the tightness and muscle fatigue in the neck and shoulder area.
Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, noninvasive form of care that can be beneficial for some patients who experience neck pain.
If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic neck pain, you may want to consider chiropractic care. You have nothing to lose but your pain!
Your health affects everything you do and everyone you know.
Be Well! Dr. Kim
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