Neck pain is common. We see it every day at BodyBack Chiropractic. It limits our sleep, driving, sitting at a computer, looking at our phone, our entire way of life. No one wants neck pain, but 1 out of 3 people get it annually. If you are one of those unlucky persons, you need answers on what is wrong, how to fix it and how to make sure you are not one of the 50% of people that will get chronic or recurring neck pain. Neck pain can be complicated as its cause is often unknown. Whether it come from acute injury, recurring bad posture, or past untreated injuries causing degenerative changes over time, finding what is wrong and what to do about it is important for immediate relief and long-term prevention.
The neck, or cervical spine, is made up of 7 bones, 26 muscles and the nerves for your entire body pass through it. It supports your head (brain), allows you to look in almost all directions, swallow, breathe and assists the body in even being able to balance. Most importantly, it is designed to be stable but move. When muscles tighten or joints do not move properly a variety of things can go wrong. Neck pain is often the beginning of what a patient feels but is the result of something more. Other signs of neck problems can include hand numbness and tingling, weakness in the arms or hand, balance issues, vertigo, pain with breathing. We turn to different answers for neck pain. Internet searches, at home treatments, our primary care physician, massage, etc. A multifaceted approach is the best.
If you feel lost with your neck pain and need to know where to go. Follow our MAPS system to relief. Our approach ensures that your neck has Movement it needs, in proper Alignment, Pain free, and is Stable and Strong to stay that way!
Comprehensive Consultation and Examination
The consultation and examination are all focused on you, the patient, and finding the root cause of your pain. We start by getting to know you as a person and how your neck pain is impacting life. We then get an in-depth knowledge of your health history, the stressors of life, and what in your life is affected due to having neck pain.
We then perform a complete comprehensive exam using our M.A.P.S. approach. Through specific testing of your nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems to determine where there are issues with Movement, Alignment (posture), Pain (stiffness), and Strength of the neck., We can then answer the questions every patient has: What’s wrong? How can We help? How long will it take to get better?