When one speaks of neck pain, it is not regarded as something extremely serious. However, it can be difficult to cope with, and it is vital to care for it properly as it may affect many other systems of the body. Women and men can both develop neck pain, with women being slightly more at risk. A study revealed that women were 1.38 times more likely to have neck pain and spine issues than men. This is also true when it comes to other illnesses. Women have 3 times more migraines than men and are 3 to 6 times more likely to get multiple sclerosis.
When a person is suffering from neck pain, he or she will more than likely have problems turning the head and neck. More severe cases may bring about numbness and tingling. Neck pain is generally the result of repeated microtraumas that are not properly cared for or substantial trauma to the head or neck.
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Finding the Right Kind of Help for Neck Pain
No one – male or female – should have to live with neck pain. Here at Crowder Specific Chiropractic in McKinney, Texas, we help our patients with neck pain find relief by focusing on the bones contained in the upper cervical spine. In particular, we look to see if the atlas – the top bone of the spine – is in alignment. It is vital for this bone to be lined up correctly as the rest of the vertebrae depend on it for their alignment.
We use specific, detailed x-rays and a thorough examination to find the exact location of the problem. We then employ a gentle method that encourages the bones of the neck to realign themselves without the force of popping or cracking. This makes each adjustment given unique to each patient and adjustments are not given if not needed. Once the atlas realigns itself, neck pain often becomes a thing of the past. Patients report feeling happier and healthier overall.
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