Upper Neck Pain Treatment

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Anyone who suffers from neck pain knows how important it is to try and find some relief. Neck pain can make it difficult to do simple things such as getting out of the bed or simply bending down to pick up the paper. Subluxation is the term used to describe misaligned vertebra and most people with neck pain suffer from this problem. What seems like a small problem can eventually lead to much more severe problems. When Subluxation occurs in the nerves surrounding the vertebrae this leads to the irritation of those nerves. If you suffer from this irritation you may also experience pinched nerves, muscle spasms or even inflammation. In order to treat these problems you should seek chiropractic treatment.

Nerve stress can be alleviated with spinal adjustments by a chiropractic doctor. Your Subluxation is probably because of stress in your neck area. Sometimes the stress is physical, you may have strained it lifting something heavy or playing a sport, but it can also be emotional or chemically related. The sudden death of a family member or a stressful job. Problems can be caused by chemical stress such as too much caffeine. Remember that each situation can cause irritation and push the vertebrae out of place. Chiropractic care is a great way to help fix the out of place vertebrae.

As mentioned before if your vertebra becomes misaligned you may develop a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. Your bone puts additional pressure on your nerve areas as well as the area around the nerve and presses upon it. Misaligned bones can affect muscles in the area and they may begin to spasm.

This is due mostly in part to the fact that your body is constantly trying to keep your head in the upright position. The tightening of the muscle areas may cause them to be overworked. Once this happens you may not know exactly what is going on but you will probably experiencing a burning pain. This is very similar to what happens to people when they overwork their muscles at the gym.

Some people also have problems with joint pain. Your joints and the tires on your cars are similar. It is important they are properly aligned while moving. Most people know that improper alignment on your tires can cause them to wear away faster. The increased wear and tear on your misaligned vertebrae can cause irritation or pain. Some people feel a grinding sensation in their joints or a noticeable loss of motion.

In order to treat your neck pain you may have tried heating pads, creams and other common treatments but they do very little to help. A full body x-ray can help a chiropractor determine exactly where the problem area is and where to begin treatment. Your doctor will give you the necessary spinal adjustments in order to ease your bone back into place and reduce irritation and pain.

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Dr. Michael Major is a Chiropractic Physician who has practices in the Tampa Bay area for over 17 years. His unique approach to health care places a strong emphasis on educating and empowering his patients so that they can make good health care decisions.

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This article was published on 2010/09/23