Neck Pain

Your neck is the most vulnerable part of your spine. Not only does it support your head, maintain a gentle forward curve, and permit head rotation, but it must also allow the free flow of nerve impulses to the head, face, hands and the rest of your body. Chronic neck pain is a sign that something is wrong. Try Cape Town Chiropractors for relief.

Many everyday things can cause neck pain, such as watching TV, using your computer, reading a book or falling asleep in a chair or on an aeroplane.

The most common cause of neck pain is functional distortions in the spine resulting from vertebral subluxations. The body responds by tightening muscles in the neck, “splinting” the joint to protect it from further insult. Cape Town Chiropractors can help.

Most of the pain-sensing nerves in the neck are located in the pairs of facet joints on the back side of each vertebra. These smooth interlocking surfaces allow you to rotate your head and bend your head up and down. If these joints become locked or fixated, neck pain can result. Cape Town Chiropractors can help restore proper joint motion.

Many patients are surprised when their Chiropractic examination involves other areas of their body besides the local site of their symptom. Some neck pain cases can be a compensation to problems in the feet, knees, hips and lower back.

If the weakest link in our bodies is our neck, stress shows up there. While Cape Town Chiropractors cannot reduce the stress of your busy life, they can help improve your ability to handle and tolerate it. Without drugs or surgery!