Due to the high flexibly of the cervical spine which allows us to turn our head in most directions, it makes our neck very susceptible to pain and injury. Activities that often cause neck pain include trauma and injury, extended periods of sitting, prolonged use of a computer, sleeping in an awkward position, or worry and stress.
After ten years of research, known as the Bone and Joint Decade (2000-2010), the 'Task Force on Neck Pain and Neck Associated Disorders' found, based on best evidence, that patients with Grade I or Grade II neck pain who receive spinal manipulation or mobilisation, benefit from relief of their symptoms, of which there has been shown to be no evidence of any excess risk of VBA stroke.
A literature review in 2007, looked at the benefits of manual therapy for patients with chronic mechanical neck pain. After reviewing nine previously published trials they found “high-quality evidence” that patients with chronic neck pain show significant pain-level improvements following spinal manipulation. The current evidence does not support a similar level of benefit from massage.
By taking a joint through its full range of motion, chiropractic adjustments correct dysfunctional patterns of joint movement.
Chiropractic can help to reduce pain by relieving pressure on the nerve and reducing surrounding inflammation.
By increasing flexibility and relieving muscle tightness, chiropractic aims to prevent muscle spasm and scar tissue formation.
Sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints.
Neck pain resulting from an acceleration-deceleration injury usually associated with car accidents or sporting injuries.
A tear in the disc between your vertebrae allows the soft, central portion to bulge out causing inflammation and compression.