Neck pain can refer to any soreness or stiffness in the neck area no matter how slight or severe and can often radiate up to the head or down into the shoulders, arms and fingers. A very common occurrence, neck pain affects 10-15% of the population at any given time, negatively impacting a person’s ability to engage in a healthy, active lifestyle. While it is possible that neck pain may alleviate itself over time, common reoccurrence or persistence may signify an underlying cause that needs to be addressed. 

One of the leading causes of neck pain stems from poor posture, particularly when a person’s head in tilted forward for long periods of time. This causes strain on the muscles, tendons and ligaments, making them work harder. Sitting at a computer, reading a book and texting are the most common reasons for poor posture. Additionally, sleeping in the wrong position can overextend the neck or create fatigue in the spinal muscles and joints. Other common causes of neck pain include injury from sports or trauma such as whiplash.  

Whether it slowly developed over time or onset from an injury, symptoms of neck pain will vary depending on what part of the spine is affected. At Gonnet Chiropractic, we will look at the underlying causes of your neck pain to determine a personalised treatment plan. This analysis of your neck pain will include gathering a comprehensive medical history, and a physical examination of your posture, range of motion, reflexes and muscle strength. Other factors such as your occupation, lifestyle and sleeping habitats will also play an important role in determining your treatment plan. 

Chiropractic adjustments to your neck and shoulder area have proven to increase movement while posture correction can help alleviate stress on your neck. It would also do well to practice neck stretches and exercises while paying attention to your body, ensuring you do not extend your neck beyond its limitations. Our team at Gonnet Chiropractic can show you a few simple stretches you can do at home. Call us today on (07) 3886 4300 to book your consultation. 

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