Mild to moderate pain in the neck is very common in the UK. With the amount of computer work, driving, texting and TV watching that most of us do, it is not surprising that neck pain is one of the conditions that chiropractors treat most often.
The majority of neck problems are brought on by the long-term effect of bad/wrong posture putting excessive strain on the joints and neck musculature. This can cause loss of proper joint movement in and muscle spasm.
Chiropractic Care treats the underlying cause of the pain, not just the pain itself (like painkillers) by improving the mobility of the spinal joints in the neck and by reducing the muscle spasm.
At times the lack of joint movement can cause irritation to the nerves in the neck causing pain where the nerve ends. This is known as ‘referred’ pain and often gives rise to pain felt around the shoulder joint or even down the arm.
Referred pain to the back of the head or even behind the eyes is common with cervicogenic headache (headache arising from the neck) . This type of headache responds very well to chiropractic treatment of the neck joints and neck muscles.
When neck pain is the result of working at a computer, it is the prolonged holding of the head too high or low that causes the problem. Getting up and moving around multiple times during the day can help, as can raising your screen so the top of it is right at eye level.
We will always ask you detailed questions not only about your neck pain but also about your posture, previous medical history and lifestyle to find out and eliminate the cause of your neck pain.
Our aim is to find a long-term solution for your neck pain.