The Demands on Your Neck
Your neck contains seven vertebrae and is the most mobile portion of your spine. In addition to this it has to support the weight of your head which, on average, weighs 6 Kgs. The weight of your head combined with the large amount of movement the neck can undergo, makes it susceptible to injury and therefore pain.
Identifying Cause and Chiropractic Treatment
A loss of proper movement in the joints in your neck may interfere with the healthy working of the nerves that run through it. It can lead to pain, although it may take days, weeks or even months to develop. The nerves that exit the spine in your neck run down both arms and so pain in either one or sometimes both of your arms may have its origins up in the neck. Chiropractors are highly skilled in determining whether or not this is the cause of your pain and will direct your care accordingly in order for you to achieve the best results possible.
Poor posture, injury, muscle weakness and every day wear and tear are some examples that contribute toward dysfunction of the neck.