According to the Academy of Pain Management chronic neck pain has a deleterious effect on ones quality of life. People who live in chronic pain are affected not only physically but mentally also.
Impact on Quality of Life
While neck pain can be an irritant to life , it is usually compounded by other conditions that seem to be associated. Often associated with chronic neck pain are, headaches, cognitive fog, TMJ and upper back pain. In our office in Los Angeles we have been taking care of people with these types of chronic conditions with great success.
Unfortunately when most Americans confront these conditions they run to the drug cabinet. While pain killing medication is effective at treating the symptoms and giving pain relief it is NOT going to take away the cause and produce a cure. In the following paragraphs we would like to talk about some common causes of neck pain and then give solutions to help you eliminate triggers and remove the underlying cause.
Most people these days are working behind a desk, either on the phone, computer or sitting at a desk for long hours. These unnatural postures can exacerbate an underling condition. We have found that there are many things you can do to help eliminate many of the postural faults that exacerbate chronic neck problems:
Your head is a 10-13 pound ball that rests on the top bone in the neck that weighs 2 ounces. To make this junction even more unstable the head is resting on the end of a stick-your neck. Whiplash type traumas cause a shearing motion between the head and neck , damaging the soft tissue(ligaments, tendons and muscles) that support the normal movement of this junction. This trauma causes structural instabilities to the joints and as a result the vertebra misaligns and functionally the muscles spasm due to the weakened tissue. This misalignment has a chain reaction throughout the system neurologically speaking and can cause not only neck pain but a host of other health problems that people do not relate to the initial injury.
Our office right here in Los Angeles specializes in precisely correcting spinal misalignments at the head neck junction. Our doctors are skilled and trained to correct these misalignments and then monitor the patient over time to make sure it heals as nature intended it. If you suffer from chronic neck problems our office gives a free consultation. You can make that appointment right here online at www.uppercervicalcare.schedapple.com .
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