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Neck Pain and Proper Spinal Curvitures

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Is it hard to look over your shoulder? Is there a constant pulling or throbing pain in your neck? Do you notice a “grinding” sound as you turn your head? Contact a Doctor of Chiropractic for a thorough history and examination.

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Your neck has to balance and support the equivalent of a 10-13lb. bowling ball!

A popular response to neck pain is taking drugs to cover up the problem (asprin, analgesics, pain pills) or treating its symptoms (muscle relaxers, massage, hot packs).

But neck pain isn’t caused by lack of asprin or drugs!

The chiropractic approach to neck pain is to locate its underlying cause. This begins with a complete case history and thorough examination. Special attention is given to the structure and function of the spine, and its affect on the nervous system.

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Many patients with neck pain have lost the normal forward curve in the neck. This can affect the brain stem and spinal cord

Is the proper spinal curve present? Are the nerve openings between each pair of spinal bones free and clear? Is the head balanced? Are the shoulders level? These and other considerations are used to create a plan of specific chiropractic adjustments to help improve the motion and position of spinal vertebrae.

With improved structure and function, neck pain often diminishes or totally disappears– without addictive drugs or harmful side effects!

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While a massage feels good, it doesn’t address the underlying structural problems often associated with neck pain.

One study, published in the Journal of Manipulatice and Physiological Therapeutics found that patiuents who received chiropractic care reported significant improvement in their neck function and reduction in their neck pain wheras those taking pain-killers did not.

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Dr. Scott MacAdam

Dr. MacAdam is the owner and operator of Ladera Family & Sports Chiropractic. For over 20 years, he has been treating his patients with world-class care and service.