Neck pain, regardless of its severity or cause, can make every day functioning difficult. Fortunately, Dr. Mitchel Kuhn of Kuhn Sport & Spine in Cornelius, NC is skilled at assessing and treating all types of neck pain.
Your neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. Incredibly, 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.
The neck’s susceptibility to injury is due in part to biomechanics. Activities and events that affect cervical biomechanics include extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head, normal aging, and every day wear and tear. Neck pain can be very bothersome, and it can have a variety of causes. Some sources of neck pain are injuries, accidents, arthritis, poor posture, forward head carriage, stress and emotional tension.
During your first visit to Kuhn Sport & Spine, we will ask questions about your symptoms as well as perform an exam to determine cause of the problem. Some cases may need further testing, such as x-ray or MRI, to diagnose the condition.
Chiropractic adjustments are used to help people with neck pain. The adjustment may help by restoring communication between the brain and body. The muscle spasms and tension reduces when the nerves are able to communicate better with the tissues. The adjustment will also help improve the mobility of the spinal joints, and restore range of motion.
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