Neck pain is one the top causes of disability. Sometimes it can be bad enough to disrupt your daily routine. It often comes out of nowhere, with no obvious cause. Let’s look at five common reasons this may occur:
- A compression fracture
- Spasm of the muscles
- A muscle or ligament strain or sprain
- Herniation of a disc
Seeking traditional care for neck pain often leads to one of the following suggestions:
- Pain medication
- Hot and/or cold packs
- Neck manipulation
These types of care may prove to be beneficial in the short term. However, if one is seeking long-term care, like the one offered by upper cervical chiropractors in Calgary, it is vital to try to find the root cause of neck pain. This is often connected to a misalignment of the bones of the upper cervical spine, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae.
Neck Pain and Proper Spinal Alignment
Understanding the important role the neck plays in the overall function of the body is vital. The spinal cord is protected by the bones of the spine. It then relays signals via the brainstem to and from the brain and body. If a misalignment has occurred in either of the top two bones of the spine, stress is exerted on the brainstem (located at the base of the neck), causing it to malfunction. This may be the reason for neck pain.
A case study was done of a twenty-eight-year-old female that had intense neck pain. She began to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor and noted that after just one correction, her sleep began to improve. After five visits, her muscle tone, along with her neck pain, improved.
Here at Solara Health in Calgary, AB, we use a gentle Calgary upper cervical chiropractic method that allows the bones to move into their original position. This leads to a longer-lasting, more natural adjustment. Communication within the body can be restored, and neck pain may decrease or go away completely.
To schedule a consultation with Vibe Health & Spine, call our Calgary office at (403) 266-2283. You can also click the button below.
If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.