istock_shoulderNeck pain can literally be a pain in the neck. Often we are unaware of the causative factor behind the neck pain that we feel, but one thing we know is that is makes life a lot less fun. Certain times we can attribute our neck pain to a specific incident like whiplash from a car accident, but often the cause of our neck pain is much more subtle.

Is Chiropractic safe?

There have been numerous studies that have shown spinal manipulation of the neck to be very safe, in some cases even safer than taking over the counter pain medication.  To watch an informative video of the safety of chiropractic Click Here.

What causes neck pain?

The old saying “the straw that broke the camels back..” could also be re-written to include the neck. Neck pain usually presents itself after experiencing a collection of different mini-events that could be seen as analogous to the straw in the old saying. As we go through our day, we are unaware of these little straws until they reach a critical mass and leave us with neck pain and stiffness. In Chiropractic, the name that we give this condition is a vertebral subluxation complex.

A vertebral subluxation complex is a vertebra or a collection of vertebrae that are functioning improperly. This could mean that the are out of place or lack proper movement.

The reason that chiropractors pay such close attention to the spine is because it houses the most important system in the body, the nervous system. The spine was designed to protect the nervous system, but still allow mobility. The skull plays a similar role, but is not mobile. If our spine was like our skull, we would have very little mobility.

With this increase in mobility comes complications. Just like the bells and whistles on our cars, the more moving parts, the more potential for problems.

What can Chiropractic do for neck pain?

As a chiropractor, I am trained to diagnose vertebral subluxations and treat them with chiropractic care.

So many people have experienced neck pain relief from the benefit of chiropractic care. I offer free consultations for those who want to determine if they are a candidate for chiropractic care.

Neck problems can also lead to headaches which I discuss on the Headache Page.

Can Spinal Decompression help my neck pain?

If your neck pain is due to a bugling or herniated disc Spinal Decompression will most likely help.  If your neck pain is cause by spinal arthritis or narrowing of the spinal canal Spinal Decompression may also be beneficial.   For more information about Spinal Decompression, visit our Spinal Decompression Page, if you have specific questions you can email us from our Contact Us Page.