The neck endures more stress than most people realize, the necks flexible range of motion as well as its role of carrying your 13lb head, and being mostly bone and cartilage with very little muscle makes the neck one of the easiest parts of the body to injure.
Everything is connected: In the middle of the spine is the spinal cord, which follows a path straight down the spine and exits in between every vertebrae.
The spinal cord is the nerve center of the body and it links to every organ, tissue, tendon, gland and muscle in the body.
Many problems such as pins and needles, numbness and pain in the extremities of the body often begins with a spinal injury or misalignment of some sort.
An undiagnosed neck problem can manifest as shoulder or arm pain because of how the spinal cord and nervous system are interlinked.
AICA’s Chiropractors are experts at diagnosing and treating neck pain in Atlanta.
We are also often able to diagnose spine related problems that traditional medicine practitioners have trouble diagnosing. A lot of the neck problems we see are due to auto accidents, slip and falls and improper posture.
It is common knowledge that even the slowest car collision can lead to whiplash injury because the neck is one of the weakest areas of the body, and it doesn’t take much to injure the cervical spine. Even impact injuries like falling can cause neck pain. One source of injury to the neck that is overlooked and even discounted is bad posture.
We live in a sedentary society where we spend a lot of time siting down hunched over a keyboard and staring into a computer monitor.
The habitual use of bad posture strains the neck and the spine. Over time, improper posture can cause injures and it can place the spine out of adjustment.
Whatever the cause of your neck pain, AICA can help!