Why does your neck hurt?

The weight of the average head is 9-12 lbs. 7 small, moveable bones in the neck support this weight with help from the cervical spinal muscles and spinal ligaments. Any sudden or jarring motion to the head ( or a sustained posture from working on a computer or using your phone to text ) will have a straining effect on the neck muscles which can cause the neck bones to subluxate or misalign. Once the vertebra are out of their normal joint position, neck pain and possible headaches is the result. Chiropractors correct the alignment of the cervical spine with chiropractic adjustments to the spinal joints, restoring proper alignment and joint motion. This allows the neck to heal and function normally.

 

Chiropractic and pregnancy:  Chiropractic care is an important part of the obstetrical team. Chiropractors make sure the pelvis is balanced for a more comfortable labor and delivery. In addition, since chiropractic care is drug free, the aches and pains that come with pregnancy can be taken care of with no harmful side effects to the developing baby.  Pregnancy and chiropractic are perfect together.  Pregnant women find chiropractic to be an extremely valuable service.

Author
Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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