The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
What are some common causes of neck pain, and how can chiropractic care provide relief?
Common causes of neck pain include poor posture, muscle tension, and spinal misalignments. Chiropractic care can offer relief by realigning the spine and addressing these issues through adjustments, exercises, and ergonomic advice.
Is chiropractic care safe for treating neck pain, even in cases of severe pain or injuries?
Chiropractic care is generally safe and effective for treating neck pain, including cases of severe pain or injuries. However, we conduct a thorough evaluation to ensure the most appropriate and safe treatment plan for each patient’s unique condition.