The spine is an incredibly complicated part of human anatomy. It is made up of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. In turn, any of these structures can be injured or stressed and can cause pain, tenderness, swelling, or immobility. When it comes to the spine, the “back” encompasses all structures from the base of the skull to the coccyx. When the neck becomes painful it causes individuals who are affected to head into their local chiropractor for back pain.
Neck troubles can affect all aspects of daily living. The neck is most often affected by soft tissue injuries. At Schilsky Chiropractic in Jacksonville, North Carolina we see patients on a daily basis that complain of neck pain, headaches, or inability to rotate their necks. All of these injuries are usually attributed to soft tissue injury or tension of the musculature. The neck is a highly used area of the body and is very susceptible to overuse injuries and normal wear and tear of bones, joints, and discs. The lifestyles that Americans participate in can also lead to herniation of the intervertebral discs within the cervical spine. Aside from soft tissue injuries, the neck is often affected by spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal within the cervical vertebra.
Individuals who visit their chiropractor for back pain that is not located in the neck, may actually be suffering from a neck injury. Often times we see neck pain that has migrated to the shoulders or the upper back. Headaches may also be a common side effect of neck injuries or overuse. A skilled chiropractor at Schilsky Chiropractic can help get your neck pain and immobility under control. Call our office today to set up an appointment. We look forward to helping you get back to normal, pain-free days.