Lifestyles and working practices today often result in us all spending too long sitting at a desk or leaning forward working on a computer or performing repetitive tasks. This often result in muscle tension from poor posture which applies extra pressure on the neck, back and shoulders, causing headaches, migraines or other neck pain.
Tension caused by stress can increase muscle tension, placing pressure on the joint in the neck which irritates the spinal nerves, sometimes leading to “referred pain” in other parts of the body or numbness in shoulder, arm and hands.
The neck is vulnerable to damage as it supports the weight of the head. Neck injuries often occur when a person’s spine, usually the neck is suddenly thrown very quickly in one direction and then in the opposite direction causing injury to the joints, muscles, ligaments tendons and occasionally spinal structures. This often occurs as a result of a motoring accident.
Chiropractic treatment and associated soft tissue therapy, mobilisation and exercise advice will restore normal movement to the joints between the vertebrae of the spine, providing relief from the discomfort and pain.