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Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Let "pain in the neck" be just a metaphor

A Common Problem

Neck Pain in a Nutshell

We treat patients every day who struggle with persistent neck pains. Most neck issues are brought on by some sort of structural change in the neck itself, which leads to irritation in the nerves and, of course, pain. This is often associated with what we call a "vertebral subluxation." A vertebral subluxation, or a misalignment of the spine, can create functional changes in the spine, causing it to move incorrectly and put pressure on the nerve root. This can lead to persistent pain and even spinal trauma.

In its effort to compensate, the body then creates a fixation or blockage in the spine, causing stiffness and rigidity. Most people don't realize that this is a problem, and then they'll come to us saying, “I’ve got this pain in my neck but I don’t know what happened." You don't have to have a traumatic neck injury to have persistent neck pain. There are many factors that can add up over time and cause neck issues to develop.

Where Does it Come From?

Getting to the Root of Neck Pain

Some neck problems can go all the way back to birth. Nerve compression can even happen while coming out of the birth canal. Sure, a baby probably won't have neck pain right out of the gate. But a structural issue could present itself in different ways, such as inability to thrive or "colic."

And let's not forget our childhood days. After all the jumping, running and tumbling we did as kids, it's only natural that we could have jostled a vertebrae or two.

As the spine continues to grow over the years, these microscopic traumas can really start to add up. Points of instability start to develop in the spine, which can then lead to a domino effect of spinal stress. This makes it difficult for the spine to adapt over time. Nerves become more susceptible to stressors, and then the stressors build up as we age. And eventually, the neck pain starts to settle in.

It's important to realize that neck pain is actually warning sign. Left untreated, that frustrating neck pain can lead to debilitating spinal trauma. So it’s important to think outside of just pain management. Medication may treat the pain, but it won't treat the cause of the pain. At Carefree, we'll help you get to the root of your neck problems and keep future problems from ever happening.

From the Inside Out

Happy Spine, Happy You

We like to think of things from the inside out. We're interested in getting to the root of the pain so that the body may be allowed to heal. We want to get your spine back to its original, fully functioning state. We want to get rid of the pressure on your nervous system so you can finally live pain-free. And most of all, we want to see you as happy as you are healthy.

Give us a call today to set up a consultation with one of our experts!

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One of the most common things I get asked about and one of the higher levels of complaints I get is about neck pain. It is very common. Neck pain is very simply an irritation of the nerve, that’s what causes pain. There is an irritation, an imbalance, a structural change. That’s associated with what we call a vertebral subluxation. A vertebral subluxation or a misalignment of the spine creates functional changes, in an ill health way, where the spine is not moving correctly and there is pressure or tension on the nerve root.

When that happens to the body, in its effort to compensate, is going to create a fixation or blockage that will cause stiffness or rigidity which then accelerates the whole problem developing more into symptoms. A lot of people do not really realize how this occurred. They will say, “I’ve got this pain in my neck and I don’t know what happened to me”. I can’t tell them because there are so many different factors in a person’s life that cause the accumulative effect creating a problem that it is really hard to say specifically.

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But very common things that people need to understand is that it can go all the way back to birth, just coming through the birthing canal, the compression on the nerve. A baby is not going to come out having neck pain, headaches or things like that but it is at that point we see different health conditions, inability to thrive, very common the term “colic” is an uncomfortable baby that their physiology is not working correctly. Then if we think back to our childhood and some of the crazy things we may have done as kids, some of the accidents we may have had tumbling head over heels, jumping off the garage or out of a tree and things like that. Those things at the time may have caused a little discomfort or maybe not.

But it’s that microscopic trauma that the spine grew with and developed and then that area of instability continued to have different elements of stress added to it through time which created an area of inadaptability with the spine not being able to adapt correctly. The nerve is more susceptible to stressors, then the stressors culminate. The neck pain is a warning signal. It’s not the pain we want to take care of; it’s the cause of the pain. So taking the medication, rubbing the muscle, and different things that are the outside in thinking to get the pain controlled will not stop it for long.

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Chiropractically, we think from the inside. We are thinking about getting the cause, the initiation of the pain resolved. And past that, we want to make sure that the area is fully reconstructed and that we are actually correcting that part of the spine, otherwise that pressure on the nerve is just going to be a reoccurrence and the whole reconstruction part is where we are going to create the win because we need to make sure we get the pressure off the nerve so that we can restore health inside the body.