Neck Pain

Neck Pain in Atlanta

Chiropractic care is a profession dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system or musculoskeletal system.  If you are having neck pain, it may be a result of improper alignment.  Patients with neck pain in Atlanta have an important resource in Dr. Latrice Lawrence.  A Chiropractic adjustment may be the answer to relieving your pain.

The neck is an important area of the body comprised of complicated structures that when out of alignment can cause many types of pain and ailments.  The neck is made up of small vertebrae that allow for mobility from front to back and side to side.  This area is vulnerable to injury and pain can be sudden or take years to develop.

Neck pain can also be caused by:

  • Trauma or whiplash
  • Poor sleeping position
  • Incorrect posture
  • Repetitive stress
  • Repetitive motion
  • Abnormalities
  • Joint issues
  • Muscle strains and pulls
  • Improper cell phone usage
  • Desk/Computer related jobs

 

Misalignment can cause muscles in the neck go into spasm causing a strain and neck pain.  Nerves become irritated causing continued tension, pain and other systemic problems such as high blood pressure.

A proper cervical curve is important in preventing neck pain and headaches. Research states that the cervical curve should be 42 degrees curving towards the front of the body when standing upright. Poor posture, sleeping habits, occupation, whiplash injuries among other things can cause the curve to straighten out and in severe cases go in the opposite direction. This puts additional stress on the nerves and muscles of the neck. For every inch of anterior head carriage, there is an additional 10 lbs. of pressure on the spine by the weight of the head. Adjustments and cervical traction are the best methods of correcting this.

Patients with neck pain have hope and relief is as easy as speaking with a Chiropractor who can assess, diagnose and treat their pain with proper alignment and exercise.