When you wake up with a stiff or sore neck it’s hard to enjoy your day.
Neck pain can radiate into your shoulder, jaw, head, and upper arms. Simple tasks like driving, working on your computer, or picking up your baby can become difficult.
But relief is as close as your local Ellerslie Chiropractic. We’ll assess and find out the cause of your pain so we can address not just your symptoms but your underlying causes. Neck injuries may be the result of many things, such as poor posture, being overweight, lack of support from your pillow or mattress, a sports injury or a car accident, where your neck is forced to move suddenly beyond its normal range of motion. But it doesn’t always take a significant incident to put a strain on your neck.
Often it’s a build-up of stress and tension within your spine that your body has been unable to clear out. This tension can put strain on your spinal cord and irritate the nerves extending from your spine. Your brain uses your spine as a channel of communication between your brain and your body. And if your spine isn’t moving well this can create a break down in that communication and a break down in your level of functioning.
Your cranial nerves sit just above your neck and all of your spinal nerves pass through the vertebrae of your neck so if you have reduced movement, tightness or pain (only 10% of your nervous system has pain receptors so there can be a lot going on before you feel pain) in your neck it can impact many areas of your health. Such as low energy or mood, poor concentration or sleeping, headaches or migraines, shoulder problems and tingling or numbness in your arms.
Whatever the source of your neck pain, Ellerslie Chiropractic will develop a care plan to help you find relief. We’ll help get you back to waking up pain-free and excited to face your day.