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Neck Pain

Neck pain or a stiff neck are extremely common can affect your life in so many different ways. Whether it be sharp neck pain, dull muscular aches, headache, or an inability to fully move your head, a sore neck can be very frustrating yet it's simple to fix in the majority of cases. There are many causes of neck pain. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your neck pain so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. 

So what Causes Neck Pain?

Well its Neck Joints and Muscles. Commonly we find that neck joints (cervical spine) become stiff or locked much like a rusty hinge. This in turn usually causes protective muscle spasm of some neck and shoulder muscles and weakness of others. The longer this abnormal scenario exists, the harder it is to reverse the habit. Your neck posture alters, which strains adjacent joints and muscles, and the condition cyclically deteriorates. Ultimately you end up with a sore neck. The interesting thing about necks is that one stiff neck joint or one weak or tight muscle can have a dramatic effect if not fixed quickly. We often see patients who have unsuccessfully tried various neck treatment techniques. What we normally find it that it is a combination of neck joint, muscle stretching, massage, acupuncture, neural tissue, strength exercise and postural techniques that are required to reverse some well-established poor habits.


Common Neck Pain Causes:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Bulging Disc
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Strain (Muscle Pain)
  • Neck Arm Pain
  • Neck Headache
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylosis (Spine Arthritis)
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Whiplash
  • Wry Neck