Here are some of the most typical causes of neck pain:
Injury and Accidents:A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction and the resulting â€œreboundâ€ in the opposite direction is known as whiplash. The sudden â€œwhippingâ€ motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness. Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots. Car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash.
Growing Older: Degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease directly affect the spine.
Osteoarthritis,a common joint disorder, causes progressive deterioration of cartilage. The body reacts by forming bone spurs that affect joint motion.
Spinal stenosis causes the small nerve passageways in the vertebrae to narrow, compressing and trapping nerve roots. Stenosis may cause neck, shoulder, and arm pain, as well as numbness, when these nerves are unable to function normally.
Degenerative disc disease can cause reduction in the elasticity and height of intervertebral discs. Over time, a disc may bulge or herniate, causing tingling, numbness, and pain that runs into the arm.
Daily Life:Poor posture, obesity, and weak abdominal muscles often disrupt spinal balance, causing the neck to bend forward to compensate. Stress and emotional tension can cause muscles to tighten and contract, resulting in pain and stiffness. Postural stress can contribute to chronic neck pain with symptoms extending into the upper back and the arms.
Here at Binder Integrated Health Center, if you present with neck pain, we begin your visit with an examination by Dr. Binder who then orders x-rays which are performed directly after your exam. While Dr. Binder is reviewing your x-rays you will be given electrical stimulation therapy, as well as hydrotherapy to loosen your muscles and relieve the tension. The x-rays will be able to show Dr. Binder what position your spine is in and make him absolutely certain of the cause of your pain and which vertebrae have moved in which direction. Anything less than certainty is not tolerated in our office. Dr. Binder's gentle touch with manual neck adjusting has been mastered over 20 plus years. He also incorporates high-tech adjusting instruments that allow him to help patients from birth to 100 years old. Neck pain will never be alleviated with the use of medicine, it will only cover the symptoms that occur because of your neck pain. Dr. Binder corrects the problem so that you will have to suffer no more.
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