Neck pain is a very common symptom that people have. Oftentimes, people think, “Oh, you are just getting old.” Really, the problems contributing to your neck pain probably started as early as childhood.
How does that happen? You were only a kid.
By the time you were 4 years old you had about 4,000 traumas to your spine and if you are anything like me you got into multiple accidents, things that wear and tear on your body, repetitive motion type issues. These are all things that can create spinal misalignments and when your spine is not aligned properly, your body will change, your posture will change. Probably, if you look at a picture of yourself you would say, “Ok, my shoulders are hunched now, my head is tilted or rotated.” These postural changes can create interferences in your nervous system. Your brain is trying to send messages down the cord and out to the nerves that go to the muscles and tissues and organs of your body. Oftentimes, we don’t think of that. We just think of it as a neck. Well, if there’s interference there, your body will eventually elicit some form of pain.
Now, the question is, “How long will it take to feel pain?”
For some people, it can be instantaneous for others it could take decades and you might find yourself saying, “Oh, it’s arthritis.” Well, the injury you are presently feeling might have been there for decades before your arthritis pain occurred or showed up on an X-ray.
It’s very important to look to the spine to make sure that it is functioning properly for you to reduce or eliminate your neck pain. Not only will you feel better but your body will function better and you will see a totally new you and new level of health.
The next time you search for a chiropractor near me to help you manage your neck pain make sure you contact me, Dr. Anne Marie Marcellino.