Pain in the neck?
Having neck pain can be a real pain in the neck. Most neck pain come from nerve irritation due to inflammation from joint problems.
Neck pain usually comes from misaligned vertebrae causing inflammation which irritates the nerves. This happens from being in a job where we lean forward or sleeping on our front at night. Stress and tension also play a big part. Whiplash can also cause this.
Symptoms can be
- Pain on turning
- Shooting pain up the neck
- Headaches from the base of the skull up
- Symptoms down the arms (pins and needles, pain and numbness)
- Pain in the top of the shoulders.
Chiropractors work to move joints back into position, reducing the inflammation irritating the nerves. This is very gentle with our hands or we use a tool called ‘the activator’ which lightly restores the joints healthy movement. The activator is especially good for younger children and the elderly.