Your neck has a lot of responsibility – it holds up and supports your head, provides you with the ability to twist and turn your head in different directions, and maintains a vital nerve pathway from the brain to every other part of your body. And unlike your back, it does it without the support of the strong core muscles. As a result, it's subject to considerable stress and strain from poor posture, repetitive motions and diseases like arthritis, and it's also subjected to uneven strain from carrying heavy bags and other unbalanced loads, poor ergonomics at work or school, and even from sleeping on a “bad” mattress or pillow. All of these factors can contribute to chronic neck pain. Stress and tension are also primary causes of neck pain which typically also spreads to the upper back and shoulders. Neck pain is also a major cause of chronic headaches and can contribute to stiffness and reduced range of motion when turning or bending.
Chiropractic treatment focused on the cervical vertebrae (the neck bones) can help reestablish proper alignment between the spine joints by using gentle, directed pressure and force to shift the bones back into their proper positions when muscles strains and stresses cause them to move out of line. Therapeutic exercises and stretching techniques can also relieve pain and inflammation, as well as improving strength and restoring range of motion.
The most important steps you can take to prevent neck pain include practicing good posture and improving ergonomics at work, school and home. It's also important to have regular chiropractic evaluations and adjustments to help the spine remain in proper alignment to avoid nerve impingements and other causes of painful symptoms.
Dr. Chalfin accepts most major insurance plans. If you provide us with your insurance information, we will work with you to determine coverage. For questions regarding insurance and your visit, please call the office.
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