Your neck and shoulders contain a wide range of muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments, and other supporting structures. Many conditions can cause pain in the neck and shoulder area, from a traumatic injury and degenerative health conditions to poor posture. Pain can range from soreness or tenderness in the general area to sharp stabbing pains in cases of extreme neck and shoulder pain.
Chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial when it comes to chronic neck and shoulder pain relief. Chiropractors use a holistic approach and their expertise regarding the musculoskeletal and nervous system to find the root cause of the pain and the best approach to treating it.
Your neck is the most vulnerable part of your spine. Not only does it support the weight of your head and permit head rotation but must also allow the free flow of nerve impulses to the rest of your body. Chronic neck and shoulder pain can result from several everyday activities including sitting at a desk all day at work, looking down at your phone or sleeping in an awkward position.
Neck and shoulder pain can also result from sports injuries such as a rotator cuff injury or shoulder bursae. Injuring your neck and shoulders is common when playing contact sports and while lifting weights. Accidents, such as getting whiplash in a motor vehicle collision, is another common cause. Disc or joint problems can occur through normal wear and tear and arthritis creating pain in the neck and shoulders. Discs that are bulging or herniated may also be pressing against nerves in the neck, causing pain.
No matter what your specific neck or shoulder issue, we can provide a detailed diagnosis, determine the source and cause of the irritation and create a care plan to help you feel better as soon as possible!