The neck supports the head in much the same way that a bowling ball would be held in place atop a stick by thin elastic bands. Composed of seven small vertebrae, the neck must hold and balance the head supported only by muscles and ligaments. A cervical spine (neck) that becomes strained can lead to “pinching” or irritation of any of the eight pairs of spinal nerves that lead or connect to nearly all parts of the body. An irritated nerve in the neck can produce symptoms as varied as a headache and tingling in the fingers. After the neck is examined for structural defects, disease, and cervical instability, treatment may consist of adjustments that reposition misplaced cervical vertebrae.
Obtaining a proper diagnosis is paramount to determine the best course of treatment for neck pain. At FAMILY PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC, we don’t use drugs or surgery to correct your situation; all of our methods are safe, gentle, and recommended for all ages. For the ultimate in chiropractic care, we invite you to call 617.472.4220 to schedule an appointment. We want to help you naturally. We’re located at 112 McGrath Hwy., Quincy, where we welcome difficult and unusual cases.
P.S. Looking down at your phone to read text messages places a stress on your neck equivalent to the weight of about four bowling balls.
For Your Health,
Dr. Gabrielle Freedman