There are three common factors involved with neck pain.
1. Pinched Nerve: A “Pinched Nerve” is rarely hard bone on soft nerve. Nerves travel in a bundle with a vein and an artery. Often, there will be an area of swelling in the neurovascular bundle causing a hydraulic compression of the nerve. This will impede normal nerve function and be perceived as pain.
2. “I slept on it wrong.” Sleep doesn’t induce the condition we call “Torticollis.” When a sudden sharp pain that precludes motion in the neck appears, it is usually due to the entrapment of nerve fiber inside the joint capsule of the posterior elements of the neck. Although not a serious condition it can be exceedingly painful.
3. Misalignment/muscle spasm: We don’t know which comes first, muscle spasms pulling bones out of place or if the displaced bones cause the muscle spasm. It doesn’t matter which comes first, you need a treatment that deals with both causes to affect a lasting cure.
Chiropractic is the discipline with the knowledge to properly diagnose and correct all of these conditions. If you are experiencing neck pain, call our office today and let us help you get rid of it ASAP.