Neck pain and essential considerations for real correction.
Till It Hurts Or You Can’t Move It!
Neck Pain is a fairly common problem often associated with restricted movement of the head, neck and shoulders. Pain affects the neck but may also affect other areas such as the back of the head, the shoulders and even down the back. In some cases there may be numbness or tingling or weakness in the arms or hands (often due to neck arthritis or degeneration of neck discs).
With neck pain, you may not be able to properly turn your head and check other traffic when driving (very dangerous) or do other simple activities that we all take for granted.
However, while neck pain can be debilitating, when properly corrected, the spine and muscles can often be returned to a comfortable state of ease and good working order.
There are many approaches to helping ease neck pain. However, there is an underlying problem that most approaches may not adequately address. You see, the neck does not just exist is space all by itself. The neck is connected to the head, to the rest of the spine and to a complex array of muscles as well. The entire spine, including the neck, is an interconnected and interdependent unit. And, not surprisingly, distortion or stiffness in one area of the spine frequently causes compensations in other areas. (And from assessment of thousands and thousands of spines, most have more than one area that is less than optimum causing localised problems as well as many compensations.)
In addition, the spine sits on the sacrum and even subtle distortions or misalignments in this area may have a powerful effect causing profound compensations in areas of the spine including the neck.
Abnormal and unbalanced muscle tension can affect the spine or pelvis as well and thereby have an influence on the neck. And muscle tension is controlled through the nervous system so this system needs assessment and optimization as well.
And, of course a bang or knock or other impact on the head is likely to affect the neck. Especially whiplash where the head gets flung forward and backward often damaging many tissues in the neck as well.
So to properly correct neck problems, the whole spine and pelvis needs correction, the muscles of the neck, back and pelvis need to have imbalances normalized and excessive tension reduced, and nervous system function needs optimization. When neck pain is approached in this way, the correction is likely to be more effective and serve to keep the spine more pain free, more mobile and more flexible with better posture over the long haul.
And knowing how, when and where to make the spinal/pelvic/muscular/nervous system corrections is instrumental in restoring a spine to a superior state and is integral to the art of optimizing its function.
To effect this result, Network Chiropractic is utilized. But wait, doesn’t chiropractic normally involve manipulating the spine and cracking the joints? In many cases that is correct. However, Network Chiropractic is different. Network involves NO manipulation and NO adjustment of the joints. Rather, gentle, low force yet highly specific contacts are made to tissues overlying the spine to powerfully and profoundly stimulate natural healing.
Wouldn’t it be excellent to experience a healing process that is safe, gentle, relaxing, de-stressing, calming and that also provides significant benefits for neck pain, headaches and other spinal and muscular problems. Network Chiropractic does just that and may well be able to help you as well.
So, if you have neck pain or stiffness or other spinal or muscular problems and would like help (even if you have already been treated with little or no improvement so far), please call us at 9793 3755 . If you’re concerned or you have been putting up with neck problems for some time, you may want to make that call to us now.
Dr John Van Der Meulen
B. Sc., B. App. Sci. Chiropractor
Better Life Chiropractic
185 Cleeland St, Dandenong
Posted on: 17th November, 2014