Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain in Melbourne
If you are experiencing neck pain or neck stiffness, it could be caused by injuries such as a motor vehicle or sporting accident but often we ﬁnd that neck pain is caused by poor posture or emotional stress and tension.
When we feel stressed, the muscles around our neck and upper back tense up. If the stress is ongoing, the muscles stay tight and eventually pull the neck or shoulder out of alignment, causing common neck strain.
When we hunch over the computer, or continually bend to do our jobs, our posture can suffer. If we slump as we walk, it throws the neck forward and the weight of the skull is no longer balanced properly on the spine.
How Chiropractic Care Helps Neck Pain
Our treatment for neck pain includes chiropractic adjustments to the restricted joints of the spine. The low force, high amplitude adjustments help to improve the movement in the joints. When indicated we also utilise an advanced chiropractic technique, Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), that may help to restore the spine closer to normal alignment. CBP combined with specially chosen exercises called mirror image® exercises, help keep the spine in the best alignment possible.
Neck Curve and Pain Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) research1 have shown that the curve of your neck is an indicator of whether you are likely to have neck pain. Normal forward neck curve is 40 degrees. If the neck curve is: < 20 degrees, then you are two times more likely to have neck pain. < 0 degrees, then you are 18 times more likely to have neck pain.
Arm Referred Pain and Your Neck Curve Further Chiropractic BioPhysics(CBP) research2 has shown that improving your neck curve with CBP, not only helps with arm pain, stiff neck and neck pain, but the improvements in these areas were still present after a 1 year follow up as opposed to physical therapies alone.
So if you are interested in a strong well-aligned neck curve or have issues with referred pain into your arms, then neck pain chiropractic care may be the answer.
1. McAviney J, Schulz D, Bock R, Harrison DE. Determining a clinical normal value for cervical lordosis. An analysis of Cervical lordosis and anterior head translation in neck pain patients. JMPT 2005
2. Moustafa I. Diab A. Taha S. Harrison D. The addition of a sagittal cervical posture corrective orthotic device to a multimodal rehabilitation program improves short and long term outcomes in patients with discogenic cervical radiculopathy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.