There are many causes for neck pain, Perth Chiropractor, Adam Rocchi sees patients with acute problems caused by accident or injury as well as those with chronic problems that caused by long-term stress or tension or even poor posture.
For many patients with neck pain, concerns about painful and invasive treatment prevents them from seeking help. Even when the condition seems to be getting worse, people often feel it is something they ‘just have to put up with’ and rely on painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications to help them to get on with everyday lives.
Patients who seek help for their problem at Spine Scan seek their treatment there often because it will not involve ‘cracking’ or ‘popping’ their neck! Although done safely each day worldwide some patients want an alternative. By using the combined techniques of the hand-held Spine Scan computerised instrument and Trigenics the treatment is low force and often relaxing.
A Common Cause of Pain in the Cervical Spine
As we mentioned, one of the most common causes of acute neck pain is a whiplash injury sustained in a car accident.
Many of the most common causes of chronic, recurring cervical pain can be due to poor posture. Sitting in one position for a great part of the working day with the head tilted forward can put tremendous strains on the neck.
A lot of neck pain is directly attributable to the long-term stress and tension of modern living that can cause problems with the muscles of the neck leading to headaches as well as neck and shoulder pain.
Degenerative disorders due to aging are a major factor in the cause of pain in the neck area. Problems such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis are some of the main reasons that cause pain, tingling and numbness affecting the head, shoulders, arms and hands.
By the time we are in our 70s, more than 20% of us will suffer from neck pain. This is a problem that can also cause feelings of ‘vertigo’ and dizziness.