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Condition – Neck Pain

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Imagine balancing a 4.5 kilogram bowling ball on the tips of your fingers.

All day long.

That’s just one of many things your neck must do. Your neck and shoulders work hard. Even the smallest deviation in the relationships of the seven bones of the cervical spine (neck) can cause reduced head and neck mobility and likely lead to pain.

The neck is one of the most nerve-rich areas of the spine. Problems here can cause problems throughout the body.

The neck is one of the most nerve-rich areas of the spine. Problems here can cause problems throughout the body.

Minor and Major
Generally, chiropractors see two types of neck pain. Minor neck and shoulder pain involve sensations of discomfort, stiffness or soreness. If these symptoms last for more than a day or two, occur frequently or were preceded by an accident or some type of injury, chiropractors consider it major.

Response to Stress
Physical, chemical or emotional stress can affect the frequency and severity of neck pain. For many of us, the neck and shoulders are the ‘weakest link in the chain’ and so stress shows up here.

Often, emotional stress is the overlooked cause. Hear the saying ‘a pain in the neck’? Fear, anger or frustration can trigger the tightening of our neck muscles without even being conscious of it. In time, chronic muscle spasms set in which can lead to headaches.

Some over-the-counter pain relievers might dull the pain, but it ignores the underlying cause of the problem.

Consult Our Practice
We see this sort of thing all the time. It’s almost routine. Chiropractic care has a history of producing excellent results with neck pain complaints and we do it naturally, without drugs or surgery.

Stress will often show up first in your neck.

Stress will often show up first in your neck.

At the East Bentleigh Health Group, we specialise in reducing interference to the nervous system. Many of our patients find that chiropractic care gives them relief from both minor and major neck and shoulder complaints.

Appointments – Anthony Papaleo at East Bentleigh Health Group
884 Centre Road, East Bentleigh | (03) 9579 3999 | info@ebhg.com.au