Neck Pain – How a chiropractor could help

Neck pain is a very common problem that I help people with on a regular basis. It’s also an issue that can have a number of different causes, and because of this, we seek to find the root cause of the problem at our Victoria BC clinic by using video motion xray technology. This tool allows both the doctor and patient to literally see the spine’s function by watching it in motion and to identify precisely where the spine itself may be misaligned and not moving properly.

 

 

Physical stresses over time create misalignments of spinal vertebrae.  The body responds by locking up these vertebrae and eventually depositing calcium in areas of high stress
Physical stresses can create misalignments of spinal vertebrae. The body responds by holding these vertebrae out of alignment, which can cause neck pain. Chiropractors seek to correct these misalignments and return the neck to normal function.

What often happens is that forces acting on the neck (such as accidents, poor posture, stress, etc) put specific bones of the neck out of alignment. This misalignment is referred to as a ‘subluxation’ and can cause nerve and ligament irritation, muscle tension, clicking/popping/cracking, interrupted blood flow, and decreased range of motion in the neck. Using video motion xray we discover exactly where these subluxations are and over time work to realign them with chiropractic care using drop table and electronic instrument adjusting techniques.

Other causes of neck pain can include misalignment of ribs, the shoulder joint and jaw, and even the mid back, low back, and pelvis. After thorough analysis on a patient’s first visit we can consider all of these (as well as others) as potential causes and come to a reasonable conclusion as to what and where the problem is as well as a plan to help correct them over time.

Once a patient experiences improvement we suggest occasional visits to help maintain the overall health of the neck and nervous system, as well as strengthening exercises meant to keep the neck resilient and hold its alignment for the long-term.

If neck pain is something you or someone you care for is suffering from there is hope- relief of neck pain is only one of many benefits chiropractic care can provide. Contact us to find out how we might help!

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