Your neck is a dynamic part of the body, which supports the weight of your head (4-5kgs on average) and allows constant rotation as part of your daily movements.
It is made up of seven bones called cervical vertebra that are positioned on top of each other in a lordosis (normal curvature of the spine). Each vertebra is separated by discs of cartilage and wrapped in ligaments and muscles, which are packed with a huge amount of nerve endings. These nerve endings allow the brain to accurately control neck movement and influence your overall posture.
With so many working components, it’s no wonder that neck problems are so common.
Can Chiropractic Help?
Many people who experience neck pain also develop other physical symptoms like headaches, shoulder or arm pain, and this can make day-to-day living difficult. When basic mobility affects your quality of sleep, work and exercise, and your ability to enjoy time with family and friends, we understand that you want some relief as soon as possible
Our chiropractors aim to understand the cause of your neck pain, and will hopefully be able to help your specific concern through the use of specialised techniques.
One of the biggest studies conducted on neck pain (2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain) showed that Chiropractic (and other modalities we use like Cold Laser Therapy) can be a suitable treatment for most of the common forms of neck pain(1).
As part of your first visit to our office, our chiropractors will take your full medical history and carry out a thorough physical examination to determine if they are able to help you. In some cases, they will recommend that you have x-rays taken to assist their findings and recommendations.
For further information or to book a comprehensive Initial Consultation with Dr Alan or Dr Lisa, please call (07) 3356 9552 or book online anytime