Neck pain can range from a minor annoyance to extreme pain and limited mobility. Neck pain can be caused by acute injuries such as muscle, ligament or tendon strains or sprains caused by a whiplash injury, overuse, misuse, poor posture, poor ergonomics or even stress.
It may also be caused by previous injuries, aging and the resulting osteoarthritis, stenosis or degeneration. The fluid-filled discs in between the vertebrae that are meant to cushion and absorb shock can become compressed, bulge out the sides of the discs, leak fluid or rupture.
Your head likely weighs between 8-10 lbs and your neck has to support this weight as you move through your day. The range of motion in your neck is unlike any other joint in your body and this large variability makes it more susceptible to injury. You use your neck in almost every movement whether you are reaching, turning your head or bending.
We often abuse our necks due to poor posture, ergonomics and poor sleeping positions (including poor mattress or pillow). When you are stressed out, the neck muscles tend to tighten up and you may feel that familiar “knot” at the base of your neck. Stress almost seems to reside in this area of the body. Think about how often you rub the back of your neck when you are feeling stressed.
Whether your neck pain stems from stress, acute injury, previous injuries or aging, there is one commonality: inflammation! Your Stamford, CT chiropractor, Dr. Gabriel can evaluate your neck pain thoroughly and come up with a treatment plan designed specifically for you! At Gabriel Chiropractic, we offer the very best in chiropractic care for neck pain.
Through individualized treatment plans, your Stamford, CT chiropractor can provide you with pain relief by aiding the healing process through reducing inflammation and realigning the cervical (neck) spine. We will educate you on preventing neck pain in the future through exercise, ergonomics, stretching and proper sleep position. We at Gabriel Chiropractic will treat you, the patient, as a whole and address any and all health issues!
Please call Gabriel Health Center, your Stamford, CT chiropractor TODAY to start down a pain free path!