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 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.
The most common causes include:
- Poor Posture: Prolonged periods of sitting with improper posture, especially while 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 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 it must also allow the free flow of nerve impulses to the rest of your body.
If you are currently experiencing neck and shoulder pain schedule a consultation at Life Aligned Wellness Center to see how we can help your specific needs.