Understanding Neck and Shoulder Pain

 

Your neck and shoulders contain a wide range of muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments, and other supporting structures.

Many conditions can cause neck and shoulder pain, from 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 discomfort.

 

The most common causes of neck and shoulder pain include:

  • Poor Posture: Prolonged periods of sitting with improper posture, especially whilewoman suffering from neck and shoulder pain using electronic devices, can strain the neck and shoulder muscles.
  • Stress and Tension: Emotional stress and anxiety can manifest physically as muscle tension in the neck and shoulders.
  • Neck and Shoulder Injuries: Traumatic events, such as car accidents, falls, or sports injuries, frequently lead to neck and shoulder pain due to damage to muscles, ligaments, or joints in the affected area.

 

Chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial for chronic neck and shoulder relief. Chiropractors use a holistic approach and their expertise regarding the musculoskeletal and nervous system to find the root cause of the painĀ 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 it must also allow the free flow of nerve impulses to the rest of your body.

 

If you are currently experiencing this pain, schedule a consultation at Life Aligned Wellness Center to see how we can help your specific needs.