From stiffness to tenderness, pains in the neck are all too common.
A stiff and achy neck results from poor posture, static posture, muscle tightness and stress. This is what typically occurs when holding the phone on your shoulder. Left untreated it develops into degeneration of the joints of your neck and tension headaches.
Instability or hypermobility is what occurs in a car accident. The ligaments that hold your head up can be stretched or torn causing your head to feel “loose” and generate pain. If not treated quickly, considerable problems will occur in the way your neck works and feels, including the formation of scar tissue and disc problems.
Degenerative Joint disease, or “old age” and “wear and tear” occur in response to long term joint dysfunction. Over time, the compression of the disc causes them to lose their elasticity and risk developing bone spurs. Both can cause significant irritation to the tender nerves causing neck arm and head pain. Left untreated, this condition gradually causes more stress to the nerves with increasing dysfunction. If left too long, it may become irreversible.
The chiropractic approach to these types of injuries is to use specific chiropractic adjustments to help return spinal function. After a thorough case history and examination, Sheridan Chiropractic will recommend treatment to help restore proper motion and position of spinal bones.