Chiropractor for Neck Pain
Chiropractors are trained to address problems like neck pain. A common question patients ask is “what’s causing my neck pain?”
At New World Chiro, we use of a variety of diagnostic techniques to identify the cause of your neck pain. Our treatment recommendations will be based on your diagnosis and we aim to get you out of pain and back on track!
The natural alignment of your neck
If your spine is out of alignment, your body expends more energy to just keep you upright and balanced. Your pain may therefore be a warning sign that your spine is out of alignment and this may have serious consequences for your overall vitality and health.
Your head should be in a neutral position directly on top of your shoulders, allowing your ears to directly lineup with the middle of your shoulders. Any variation from this ‘norm’ may cause problems. This image shows how your spinal nerves, vertebrae and discs sit together in your neck.
Common causes of neck pain
So, what may cause neck pain? There are many causes, some more obvious than others.
Neck pain may be caused by:
- Poor posture
- Forward head posture
- Bad office ergonomics (low computer screen, hunched posture, ‘tech neck’)
- Sport injury
- Car accidents
- Neck ‘cracking’
- Muscle tightness
- Poor sleeping habits
- Sudden movement or turning (which may indicate an underlying structural problem)