Suffering From Neck Pain?
You are not alone if you're dealing with neck pain in Richmond. Millions of people suffer with neck pain, never getting the care they need. For over one hundred years chiropractors have been helping people with this condition. Our Richmond chiropractors are specifically trained to help neck pain and they have very high success rates. Read this article to learn what our team at Aligned Chiropractic can do to help you.
Neck Pain in Richmond
The loss of the normal spinal alignment, particularly the loss of the normal curves (lordosis) in the neck AND low back, is one of the most common causes for neck pain, low back pain, headaches and poor posture. This causes a condition call Forward Head Posture. A more modern name is Text Neck.
When the head shifts forward, it increases the mechanical work load for the ENTIRE spine. Particularly hard hit areas are just under the skull, where the shoulders and neck meet, between the shoulder blades and the very low back. This causes the spinal joints to restrict and your chiropractor can help restore motion to these restricted, misaligned joints.
Muscles that attach to the bones in the cervical spine become over stretched with the loss of the cervical curve and begin to fatigue. That is often when the person feels PAIN, or very TIGHT muscles. The strain on these muscles can cause neck pain, upper back pain, low back pain, headaches and poor posture.
Your chiropractor can help restore motion to the restricted spine joints, but only YOU can strengthen the muscles to keep this good and proper spinal alignment. One option Dr. Teresa Green offers for her patients is the Pettibon Head Weight.
Another side effect of this Forward Head Posture or Text Neck, is another condition called Upper Crossed Syndrome.
Forward Head Posture
Most jobs force workers to spend hours on the computer. Many companies are changing to standing work stations to help decrease the “pain” affiliated with working on computers. See our Health Resources for different options on standing work stations.
Neck pain, headaches and arm pain are complaints that chiropractors can help relieve. At Aligned Chiropractic in Richmond, VA, we teach you neck, core and back exercises and suggest lifestyle and ergonomic modifications to help keep the pain away.