- What causes neck pain?
Neck pain usually occurs as a result of misalignments in the skeleton leading to your body falling forwards (especially your head). This results in the muscles of the neck having to hold up the weight of your head, and joints becoming aggravated, leading to pain.
In the spine, the bones get stuck forward leading to a sequence of compensating. This occurs automatically but ends up with one or more areas in your body overworking and painful.
- What can I do to help neck pain?
You may find yourself needing to massage, press and kneed the muscles at the top of your neck and either side of the neck base. You may also find yourself needing to stretch and “crack” your neck to relieve the stress.
Lying down often helps as your muscles and joints get a rest. You may also find that standing or sitting still makes the pain worse, as this makes the tension build up in one area.
Whatever you do to help the situation, you will have found that it only gives temporary relief since the underlying issue remains unresolved (the bones out of place). This is also why physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and other therapies often do not permanently resolve the problem – They are not correcting the misaligned bones.
- Does strengthening improve neck pain?
Strengthening the muscles can help to relieve the pain and ache since strong muscles can cope with the load better. But strengthening does not lead to a permanent fix because no matter how strong you get, anatomically, there are no muscles that can pull the offending bone back into the correct position.
- What happens if neck pain is not treated?
If left untreated, this type of neck pain can lead to disc herniations, osteoarthritis, neck hypermobility, headaches, shoulder problems, breathing and swallowing issues, changes to your voice and lower back pain.
- What is the best treatment for neck pain?
Precise realignment of the skeleton is the aim of the treatment we provide. With Advanced BioStructural Correction, we can return the alignment of your bones back to normal through a process of specific, manual corrections of your bones. This is how to reverse the condition and return someone to normal again instead of temporary symptom relief.
This results in immediate improvements to your posture and reduces the muscle and joint tension, rapidly giving neck pain relief.