Neck pain and stiffness
Nearly everybody has cricked their neck at some time, normally it will be ok after a few days, but when it isn’t it can cause a lot of discomfort and pain making you tense and irritable. It can be very debilitating causing a lot of discomfort and prevent you from leading a normal life and may result in you having to take time away from work. Regular episodes of neck pain shouldn’t be ignored as these may gradually become more severe often leading to shoulder pain, headaches and arm pain and can cause early degenerative changes in your spine.
Strains and muscle spasms to the neck are commonly termed ‘a stiff necks’, If more severe they may cause a rather unpleasant condition in which the neck is at an angle and it isn’t possible to turn your head or look upwards or downwards, this is termed a Torticollis or “Wry neck” . Poor posture causing an overuse of the neck muscles and stress often cause this type of injury. Patients recover fairly quickly from these injuries, and the only symptoms may be pain and stiffness.
Disc prolapses in the neck discs (cervical disc prolapses), often known as a ‘slipped discs’, can be extremely painful and may cause severe arm pain and numbness, other symptoms may include a rigid, stiff neck and neck tenderness.
At Peverell Chiropractic Clinic we provide a tried and tested safe and effective treatment for neck injuries which includes specific chiropractic manipulations (adjustments) and us a range of other techniques that gently return the normal motion and function to your injured neck.
As with any injury we treat the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the neck and surrounding areas are also treated, this enables your injury to heal optimally. Just providing spinal manipulation helps a lot but the excellent results we get are due to the multi-factorial approach to treatment provided at our clinic.