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Chiropractic and the Neck

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Neck pain is a common reason people visit their doctor. Neck pain typically doesn't start from a single injury. Instead, the problem usually develops over time from the stress and strain of daily activities. Eventually, the parts of the spine begin to degenerate. The degeneration can become a source of neck pain.


Many of the pain-sensing nerves of the spine are in the facet joints, the two interlocking "fingers" at the back of each spinal bone. The normally smooth surfaces on which these joints glide, can become rough, irritated, and inflamed. If you have a joint that doesn't move properly, it maybe "stuck", or the tone of the muscle surrounding the joint may be extremely high. The body tries to prevent normal motion of the joints by having the muscles around the area tighten or even spasm. The chiropractic approach is to help restore a more normal motion and position of affected spinal joints and bones by specific chiropractic adjustments or manipulation. This is often combined with ice, traction, soft tissue massage, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, traction, exercise and stretching. Please see the treatments section for descriptions of each of these procedures.


Often, wear and tear on the parts of the neck is the culprit behind neck pain. For years, this process may not cause any pain. Slowly, as the disc starts collapse, the space between the vertebrae narrows and the joints become inflamed. Bone spurs can often develop as the body tries to protect itself in an attempt to stabilize and support the area. Specific chiropractic adjustments can help prevent this from occurring and maintain the normal motion of the joints.

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Symptoms and Diagnosis - Common Neck Pain Symptoms
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Causes of Neck Pain - Part I - First part of neck pain information
Causes of Neck Pain - Part II - Second part of neck pain information
Spine Anatomy Lesson - Introduction to the Spine and common terminology

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