The cervical spine consists of seven vertebra and eight spinal nerves, which forms the brachial plexus controlling the muscles of the neck shoulder and arm and why cervical spine dysfunction (subluxation) often refers into the shoulder, arm and hand. The role of the cervical spine is to support the head and protect the spinal cord. The spinal joints allow movement of the head in different directions. You may be reading this because you can no longer turn your head fully when reversing the car., It’s been building up for years and only now you are doing something about it.
The most common neck problems patients present at Spinal Joint with are:
- Vertebral Subluxation
- Cervical disc
- Cervicogenic headache
- Muscle spasm
- Ligament strain/sprain
The cervical spine can be a major source of pain and health problems for people because of its relationship with spinal nerves and the autonomic nervous system. The cervical spine is greatly affected by things such as poor posture, stress, lifting akward loads and sitting at a computer. Problems in the neck can refer to the head and well as into the shoulder and arm.
Chiropractic through the use of spinal manipulation (adjustments) and soft tissue work, can help improve neck function, It is also important that neck muscles are strong to support the back.
Richard Lanigan DC. MSC., has has many years of experience providing chiropractic care sucessfully to people with neck problems . Make an appointment before those niggles you feel each morning become chronic and arthritic.