Last updated on July 21st, 2019
Many people suffer needlessly from neck discomfort. Sometimes the pain radiates to the tops of the shoulders and even down as far as the hands. The pain usually gets progressively worse over a period of time and can begin to affect the activities that we enjoy most in the summer. Over time, the pain can become more easily triggered and can begin to cause headaches. The first line of defense is usually a visit to the medical doctor, who quickly writes a prescription for tablets. The pain is usually unaffected or is relieved for a short time, only to resurface again. Unfortunately, this path leads to a furthering of the original problem – a temporary solution that numbs symptoms, but allows more damage to be done.
There are 8 pairs of spinal nerves that exit from the neck. These nerves supply the muscles of the neck, shoulders, and arms, along with other organs in the neck and chest. Irritation to these nerves can cause the type of pain described above, along with a whole host of other symptoms, including sinus problems, immune dysfunctions, headaches, tingling, dizziness, facial pain, etc.
Tiny displacements in the vertebra in the spine can irritate the nerves and spinal joints, causing an array of pain or discomfort. Health care professionals are well aware of the damaging effects spinal misalignments have on the nervous system and on overall health.
This problem is a lot more common than one might think, which is why a majority of the population experiences spinal related pain at some point in life.
Millions of people around the world have received great relief by having their spines checked for misalignments and having these misalignments corrected. It offers more of a permanent, natural solution than chemicals designed to deaden nerves and mask symptoms. Chiropractors are the only doctors trained to correct spinal misalignments. Chiropractic will continue to help people achieve optimum health naturally. If you suffer needlessly and are tired of taking tablets, you might consider a visit to a Doctor of Chiropractic to have your problem addressed and potentially corrected.
True health comes from well-tuned function in the body, not from drugs.