The neck is a phenomenally strong yet flexible set of small vertebrae, muscles and ligaments. Just think about it. Your neck supports the full weight of your head, which is about 12 pounds. Incredibly, it can also move your head 180 degrees in any direction. That’s a pretty amazing feat of physiology. While the biomechanics of the neck allow humans any number of abilities, it also leaves this part of the body very vulnerable to neck and shoulder pain and injury.
Neck pain can be caused by muscle spasm, inflammation, misalignment of the vertebrae, disc herniation or a pinched nerve. Poor posture, sleeping on the wrong pillow, stress and repetitive movements commonly cause neck pain. Some other causes of chronic neck pain include injury from auto or bike accidents, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and aging.
Chiropractic care in Bend can provide neck and shoulder pain relief. You don’t have to suffer with ongoing neck pain. Whether your pain is slight and annoying or intense and debilitating, research shows that patients with chronic neck pain can enjoy significant improvement following chiropractic spinal manipulation. Heating and massage can also help your long-term neck and shoulder pain relief.
Total Body Chiropractic & Massage in Bend, Oregon specializes in chiropractic care to provide chronic neck and shoulder pain relief. Our massage team is also available to work with you during your treatment plan. Let us help you get rid of your neck pain and get back to doing the things you love.