Your neck is a dynamic part of the body, which supports the weight of your head (4-5kgs on average) and allows constant rotation as part of your daily movements.
It is made up of seven bones called cervical vertebra that are positioned on top of each other in a lordosis (normal curvature of the spine). Each vertebra is separated by discs of cartilage and wrapped in ligaments and muscles, which are packed with a huge amount of nerve endings. These nerve endings allow the brain to accurately control neck movement and influence your overall posture.
With so many working components, it’s no wonder that neck problems are so common.
One of the most common reasons to visit a chiropractor is due to back pain.
Our spines are an integral part of our ability to move, so if you’re unable to walk, sit or stand, or move from one position to another without pain, there’s a big chance that your quality of your life is being significantly affected.
It’s estimated that 8 out of 10 people are affected by back pain at some stage of their life (1), and this can be largely attributed to the decline of our postural health in the Digital Age as a result of increased personal device use (mobile phones, tablets, personal computers). And unfortunately, our kids are not immune to this problem.
Sporting injuries and trauma (accidents) commonly cause chronic back pain, but it’s important to understand that emotional stress can also impact your spinal health.
Our chiropractor aims to understand the cause of your pain, and may be able to help by using a range of specialised techniques.
As part of your first visit to our office, our chiropractor will take your full medical history and carry out a thorough physical examination to determine if they are able to help you. In some cases, they will recommend that you have x-rays taken to assist their findings and recommendations.
We understand that you want some relief as soon as possible.
To book a comprehensive Initial Consultation with our chiropractor, please call us on (07) 3357 3366.