• 04 FEB 15
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    Like a real pain in the neck …

    Think about your neck and shoulders right now, do you feel any discomfort at all? Chances are that many of you who are reading this will notice at least a slight twinge as you become more aware of this part of your body. The sad truth is that most of us at some point in our lives will develop neck pain, and like most irritating and niggly pains, it can end up being the only thing you can think about whilst it’s at its worst.

    What causes neck pain?

    All manner of different factors can lead to discomfort in the neck area, but there are some that are more prevalent than others. For instance, do you work in a job that means you spend a lot of time at a desk, without rest periods? This is probably the single most obvious cause, as unless you sit correctly 100% of the time, which most of us don’t, you develop bad postural habits, which over time lead to neck pain and problems in the area. Putting on a significant amount of weight can lead to pain, affecting your spine, which causes your neck muscles to try and work double time to make up for this. Age is another factor, as we know that as we get older we’re more at risk of osteoarthritis and degenerating discs, which affects mobility and causes pain. Have you had a car accident in the past, from which you may have suffered whiplash? Or do you do sport regularly?

    If you answered ‘yes’ or nodded your head to any of the above, then you could be at risk of developing neck pain, or maybe you already suffer from it currently.

    A fantastic long-term answer to neck pain is chiropractic. This gives you a totally drug-free solution to conquering your pain, in the most gentle way possible. One of the main pins in chiropractic belief is that the body should be treated as a whole, and that the nervous system has an intricate and important relationship with healthy and proper functioning of important organs, muscles, and cells within the body. Where there is pain, chiropractic believes there could be an imbalance, and correcting this imbalance, through careful neck adjustments in this case, could help restore full motion, and eradicate pain.

    The Ringwood chiropractors at Eastland Chiropractic are highly trained in the sensitive area of the neck, and use careful manual pressure to identified joints, improving mobility of the spine, neck, and supporting muscles. This could be a fantastic answer to your neck pain problems.

    So, if you find yourself hearing clicking noises whenever you move your neck after a long day at work, you feel stiffness or soreness, or even tingling down your arms, maybe it’s time to find a long-lasting solution to your problem. Call the practice now on 03 9095 7990 to arrange an appointment to discuss your needs and circumstances. No one person is the same as any other, and we are focused on producing a treatment plan to suit you, and you only.

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