Our neck executes many critical tasks involved with our body’s movements. It protects the nerves that connect the brain while also providing mobility and support for our head. A bad posture (i.e. having a constant hunch in the shoulders) can have a major impact in the pain we feel around our neck.
Neck pain is one of the most common conditions that we see in our clinic, and it can take many forms. Symptoms of neck pain include:
• Sharp pain
• Difficulty moving the head
It’s also not uncommon to begin suffering from consistent headaches or migraines if your neck pain is not properly treated. Symptoms of shooting pain and in some cases numbness and loss of strength in the hands and arms can develop.
Neck pain may result from an inflamed nerve, joint arthritis or disc degeneration. Some causes of neck pain include sports injuries, trauma from accidents, poor posture or sleeping in a position that strains the neck. More serious causes of neck pain are osteoarthritis, herniated discs, myelopathy and stenosis.
Although many cases of neck pain resolve with a little ice and rest, chronic neck pain is something that needs to be evaluated by a physician. There are natural alternatives that could ease your pain and keep your neck stress-free. Come visit us, or schedule an appointment, if you would like to know what we can do to help you treat your neck pain.