Do you find it hard to look over your shoulder? Do you feel a throbbing pain in your neck?
Your neck has to balance and support the equivalent of a 10-13lb bowling ball!
A popular response to neck pain is to treat its symptoms with drugs (aspirin, analgesics, pain pills) or muscle relaxers (massage, hot packs). The chiropractic approach to neck pain is to discover and treat the underlying cause.
Many patients with neck pain have lost the normal forward curve in the neck. This can affect the brain stem and spinal cord.
A plan of specific chiropractic adjustments can help improve structure and function of spinal vertebrae, so that neck pain often diminishes or totally disappears.
One study, published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that patients who received chiropractic care reported significant improvement in their neck function and a reduction in their neck pain whereas those taking pain killers did not.