Is your neck causing you pain?

 

 Many things can cause pain in the neck such as traumas and poor posture.. but you don’t have to suffer!

The neck is a delicate and complex structure. It is more mobile than the rest of the spine and houses some critical pathways, both neurological (spinal cord) and functional (esophagus, trachea, vertebral arties etc). Due to the greater capacity for movement in the neck there is also an increase in the risk of damage and pain.

It is increasingly more common for people to have desk jobs and thus we, as a being designed for movement and standing, are spending majority of our days on our backsides. Sitting at a computer, and sitting poorly at that, causes our backs to slump forward and the positioning of our heads to move further and further over our shoulders. The less active we are and the more time we spend sitting the more likely we are to have poor posture. This poor posture means that our heads are no longer positioned above our shoulders as they should be and the weight of our heads increases.

For every inch your head moves forward, it’s weight doubles. In doubling the weight of your head the structures surrounding your neck must work harder and longer to support you.

There are many factors that can affect your neck. Traumas such as whiplash cause an acute onset of pain; whereas daily stressors cause a slow build up of muscle tension and a gradual pain.  Furthermore it is possible that your neck pain is actually a sign of a misalignment elsewhere in your spine!

Chiropractic care is based on the premise of restoration of health through restoration of your posture. In today’s society the ever increasingly sedentary lifestyles that we are leading are causing a shift towards poor posture. It is not the norm! And there is something you can do about it!

In consulting your local Spine and Health chiropractors on the Lower North Shore you will undergo a digital spinal analysis to establish your current posture. The chiro’s in Crows Nest, North Sydney, Mosman and Gladesville will be able to construct an action plan with you to tackle any problems you may have structurally and help you on the road to a better posture.

If you are suffering from neck pain or think you may have poor posture please don’t hesitate – come and visit the experts in pain and posture today.

Look Better, Move Better, Feel Better today.

Crows Nest                Ph 9460 8459

 North Sydney              Ph 9955 8055

 Mosman                      Ph 9968 3577

 Gladesville                   Ph 9817 6611

 

 

 

Neck Pain Treatment

Did you know that your neck is made up of seven bones called vertebrae all stacked on top of each other? Did you know that these vertebrae have cartilage around them to protect them and that they are attached together with this cartilage? Neckpain-chirporactor-posture-sydney-northsydney-crowsnestYes, the neck is a very delicate part of your body and needs to be looked after and this is where the team at Spine and Health, who understand the link between posture and good health, are able to assist you with neck pain treatment in North Sydney and Crows Nest. As well as diagnosing and treating your neck problems they also focus on the long term preservation of all of these intricate parts of your upper body.

As you all know, the neck is constantly moving, every minute of the day we are awake (and even sometimes when we are asleep) which means it is generally more susceptible to injury, wear and tear. Even though accidents and degenerative diseases such as arthritis are common causes of neck pain, the majority of causes are poor posture which is an area that the Chiropractors of Spine and Health can help with.

A lot of neck problems can be caused by wear and tear in everyday life. But the major cause of neck pain for most of us is from forward head posture. Poor posture causes the bones in the neck to compensate and this leads to neck pain and the increased likely hood of developing arthritis. About 95% of the population has forward head posture and this is largely due to prolonged computer use. It is not until you correct the forward head posture that you can allow the neck to heal and the pain to go away.

The best way to make a diagnosis is to do a Postural Scan and Standing Postural X-rays. Once our diagnosis is made and explained to you we set up a program to removes the cause of the pain. Then by  restoring the posture to normal limits much pressure is reduced in the neck so it can heal and function better for the rest of your life.

The Chiropractors of Spine and Health  can help with  Posture Restoration (check out the before and after photo’s) and remove the cause of your neck pain.

Determining the amount of forward head posture is the first step to recovery. Come in and get a posture scan at our North Sydney, or Crows Nest and start the process to being pain free.

Neck Pain North Sydney / Neck Pain Crows Nest

Neck Problems Treatment

Did you know that your neck is made up of seven bones called vertebrae all stacked on top of each other? Did you know that these vertebrae have cartilage around them to protect them and that they are attached together with this cartilage? Yes, the neck is a very delicate part of your body and needs to be looked after and this is where Adam and his team, who understand the link between posture and good health, are able to assist you with neck problem treatment in North Sydney at their Spine and Health Clinic. As well as diagnosing and treating your neck problems they also focus on the long term preservation of all of these intricate parts of your upper body.

As you all know, the neck is constantly moving, every minute of the day we are awake (and even sometimes when we are asleep) which means it is generally more susceptible to injury, wear and tear. Even though accidents and degenerative diseases such as arthritis are common causes of neck pain, the majority of causes are poor posture which is an area that Chiropractor Adam Meredith says he has had great results in his North Sydney clinic through diagnosis, treatment, education and training.

A lot of neck problems can be caused by wear and tear in everyday life.But the major cause of neck pain for most of us is from forward head posture. Poor posture causes the bones in the neck to compensate and this leads to neck pain and the increased likely hood of developing arthritis. About 95% of the population has forward head posture and this is largely due to prolonged computer use. It is not until you correct the forward head posture that you can allow the neck to heal and the pain to go away.

Most of these we treat ourselves with rest; gentle massage or heat packs. We may be prescribed laser or ultrasound treatments with an ongoing exercise program, this is all fine but unless one removes the cause of the pain, by restoring the posture to normal it will continue to aggravate us for as long as we live. Adam Meredith and his team have a health and wellness centre in North Sydney and are able to restore your posture (check out the before and after photo’s) and remove the cause of your neck pain. Determining the amount of forward head posture is the first step to recovery. Adam is able to discover the anatomical reason for your neck pain specific to your own body and then focus on neck problem treatment in North Sydney.