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Neck Pain

Neck PainA significant number of people will suffer from chronic neck pain throughout their life. The neck is a vital body part and extremely vulnerable as far as injuries are concerned.

The neck, relay between the head and the rest of the body

In addition to its primary function of supporting the head, the neck is also the relay of the nerve impulses between the brain and the rest of the body. In addition, it allows rotation, lateral flexion and front and rear movements of the head.

Neck pain can be felt at various locations from the bottom of the head to the tips of your fingers.

The neck remains with the eyes and the groin, one of the most fragile parts of the body. Neck pain can be felt at various points from the back of the head to the top of the shoulders. The most obvious symptoms of a neck problem are pain that can manifest as discomfort with episodes of intense and constant pain.

It is important to recognize the following additional symptoms:

  • Reduced mobility of neck and head; A restriction when turning the head;
  • Pain that radiates to the shoulders, shoulder blades, arms and hands or to the top of the head;
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms and hands;
  • Stiffness in the neck and upper back;
  • Pains in the muscles of the neck and upper back;
  • Headache, dizziness or loss of balance.

Neck pain can strike anyone.

Neck pain can strike anyone, although studies show that women are slightly more likely to suffer from it. Some of them complain of neck pain following a long childbirth and others say that neck pain has appeared during it.

The three major causes of neck pain.

The three major causes of neck pain are: injuries, repetitive stress or illness.

Injuries that can cause neck pain:

  • A fall from a scale
  • An impact during a car accident (whiplash).

Activities that can cause neck pain:

  • Watch television;
  • Sleep in a position where the neck is twisted;
  • Poor posture in front of a computer for a long period of time;
  • Painting.

Diseases that can cause neck pain:

  • Arthritis;
  • Ankylosing spondylytis.

Neck pain can affect your work and personal life.

Some will miss spending time with family and friends and participate in activities they like such as bowling or swimming, because of neck pain. People with neck pain may have difficulty concentrating at work, which will result in loss of productivity. Employers of people with neck pain will have to suffer not only a decline in productivity, but also long sick leave and medical expenses. Many employers seek to reduce injuries that cause neck pain by installing ergonomic workstations; Desks and chairs adapted to the wearer’s size, strength and movement, thereby reducing the risk of chronic neck pain.

Neck pain can have a very negative impact on a person’s health and quality of life.

Because some neck pain is associated with muscle stretching, they can often be taken lightly and temporarily relieved by a medication that is sold without a prescription. That said, many of us will ignore them and hope that they will disappear. Neck pain that is not properly managed may in some cases become more severe and have a very negative impact on a person’s health and quality of life.

The chronic neck pain

The chronic neck pain signals that there’s damage to the neck vertebra, ligaments or tissues. Pain-killers can temporarily relieve the pain, but will not treat the origin of the problem, particularly if it involves the vertebra and the nerves of the neck. If the neck pain is left untreated, it can deteriorate with time.

In order to avoid this situation, make an appointment with a chiropractor!

How does chiropractic work at improving mobility and decreasing pain?

The chiropractic practices manual techniques in order to restore abnormal bone positioning in your neck. The famous Mayo clinic recommends chiropractic care for neck pain. Placing his hands on the precise area while using controlled motion, your chiropractor will work on specific joints to increase mobility and decrease pain. With chiropractic care properly administered by a certified doctor of chiropractic, you will start a new journey towards freedom from pain and better health, and will be able to return to your daily activities.


If you suffer from neck pain, do not wait for it to get worse; make an appointment with a chiropractor TODAY!

Dr. Christian Beaudry, DC – (514) 694-0303