The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
The neck’s susceptibility to injury is due in part to biomechanics. Activities and events that affect cervical biomechanics include extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head, normal aging, and everyday wear and tear. Neck pain can be very bothersome, and it can have a variety of causes.
A neck adjustment is a precise procedure where pressure is applied to the joints of the neck. A neck adjustment works to improve the mobility of the spine and to restore range of motion. Patients typically notice an improved ability to turn and tilt the head as well as a reduction of pain, soreness and stiffness. The doctors at McCown Chiropractic are expert at using the activator instrument to adjust the neck. Our team here at McCown Chiropractic will develop a program of care that may combine more than one type of treatment depending on your personal needs. In addition to the adjustment, the treatment plan may also include massage or rehabilitative exercises.
Our team here at McCown Chiropractic will develop a program of care that may combine more than one type of treatment depending on your personal needs. In addition to adjustment, the treatment plan may also include mobilization, massage or rehabilitative exercises.
If you are experiencing neck pain, call our office today at (360) 577-0294 for an assessment today!