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 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.