Another common complaint among our patients is neck pain. This is often associated with shoulder pain, arm pain, and pain between the shoulders.
The causes of neck pain are numerous. Traumatic injuries are common because the neck supports the head which weighs as much as a bowling ball and thereby subjects the neck to whiplash type injuries. Incidents such as bumping the head on an object, a slip/fall, an auto accident, even a misstep can cause the weight of the head to exert damaging forces to the fragile structures of the cervical spine. Postural stresses due to forward head carriage or hunched over positions and the like can cause micro trauma which, over time, will build up and result in a painful condition.
Concurrent with conditions which bring about neck pain will be a destabilization of the structural integrity of the neck which allows the vertebrae to be misaligned. This gives way to nerve interference which prevents healing and restoration of structural integrity.