Neck pain is gaining ground on back pain as one of the most common and debilitating conditions plaguing people worldwide. Out of every 10 people, 1 suffers from neck pain. Out of every 20 people, 1 describes the pain as severe.
Finding out what exactly is causing neck pain can leave both patients and doctors frustrated. This is due to the complexity of this area of the body. The muscles, bones, and skull work in conjunction with one another caring for arteries, veins, and nerves located nearby. The weight of the head comes into play also. The head can weigh up to 12 pounds and is supported entirely by the neck. This takes immense coordination and balance. Therefore, if something – even if it’s very small – happens to throw this process off, neck pain, as well as a number of other health problems, can follow.
The vertebrae are the main support system for the structure of the neck. It is vital that these bones remain in their correct place. If one is coping with severe neck pain, it is important to have this area examined by a professional.
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Finding Relief for Neck Pain in McKinney, Texas
One such professional is an upper cervical chiropractor. We are specifically trained to detect misalignments in the upper neck bones. A misalignment here could have been caused by a blow to the head or neck or any trauma that affected this area of the body. Car accidents, sporting accidents, and whiplash can be to blame, even if they happened a long time ago.
At Crowder Specific Chiropractic, we use a specialized method to readjust these bones and encourage them to move back into alignment. This does not require popping or force the spine, but rather involves a very gentle technique that helps the bones to move more naturally into place. The body then begins to heal the existing damage. This often leads to a decrease in neck pain or an elimination of it entirely.
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