Neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, headaches and migraines are some of the more common reasons people visit a chiropractor. It can range from intermittent, mild discomfort to severe, constant pain leading to long term effects on quality of life and time off work. Your South Brisbane Chiropractor has been helping neck pain and headache sufferers since 1997.
It can begin from a sudden injury such as a whiplash, a fall, a heavy lift or a knock to the head or a more gradual onset from something such posture at the computer, text neck, sleeping awkwardly, or stress. Whether it be traumatic, gradual, or a bit of both, the underlying outcome can be similar.
With consideration to varying levels of injury, what is often occurring is a mechanical fault affecting the joints of the neck, muscle pain and spasm, inflammation (to varying degrees), and nerve irritation. Other structures that can be involved are the discs, ligaments and surrounding tissue. All contribute to a painful, stiff neck.
Chiropractic care can be very effective for neck pain, shoulder and upper back pain, headaches and migraines.
Current research indicates that chiropractic care is low risk and effective for neck pain, and suggests more effective/safer than medication (less adverse side-effects) for long term improvement of neck pain and headaches.