Neck and shoulder pain are two of the leading causes of pain in the US and there are many different factors that can cause them. They can zap your strength, put a cramp in your otherwise good day, and without proper care can lead to worse problems down the road.
The cause of neck and shoulder pain, as mentioned, are varied and can be caused by:
- accidents and falls
- improper posture when sitting
What happens is that the vertebrae of the spine can become misaligned or subluxated due to these causes and put pressure on the spinal nerves.
If you have misaligned vertebrae for an extended period of time (months or years) you can even damage the discs which can lead to even more pressure on the nerves.
This pressure on the nerves causes spasm and inflammation of the surrounding muscles, tendons and joints, and in the end the pain that you feel. Burning, achy, ‘kinks’, tenderness and so forth are all common descriptors for neck and shoulder pain.
Medical Approach to Shoulder and Neck Pain
The medical approach to any type of pain is very simple and always the same; medication. Medical Doctors don’t look for the cause of the pain, they treat the symptoms.
If you have pain they treat you to take away that pain. Occasionally they may also immobilize your shoulder or neck until the pain calms down, but the fact is that they don’t do anything to address the cause of the pain.
This means that the pain will return and, sadly, probably be worse when it does as the spine and discs will have degenerated even further, causing more pressure on the nerves.
The NUCCA Approach to Shoulder and Neck Pain
As NUCCA Chiropractors, we understand that unless you take away the cause of the pain it will continue to worsen and eventually return, no matter how many pills or how much medication you take.
That’s why instead of treating the symptoms of your spinal misalignment, we treat and correct the misalignment itself. If there is a misalignment of the vertebrae causing nerve pressure and pain it stands to reason that if you correct that misalignment the body will heal and the pain will disappear. It’s actually just simple physics.
Many people with chronic neck and shoulder pain are people that have been treated with drugs and pills for many years as their spine slowly got worse.
When the cervical (neck) vertebrae and the skull (which puts an enormous amount of pressure on the neck and needs to be aligned correctly also) are both misaligned or off balance the result is nerve pressure, muscle spasm & fatigue, inflammation and, you guessed it, pain.
If you correct these misalignments, as we NUCCA Chiropractors do every day, the spinal joints will return to their normal position, the discs will heal, and the pain will go away naturally. Better yet, it won’t come back because your body will have healed!
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If you’re suffering from neck and shoulder pain and you’re sick of treating the symptoms instead of correcting the problem, NUCCA Chiropractic care is your answer.
If someone you know is suffering, they may benefit greatly from NUCCA chiropractic care. Call our office today at 425-437-9974, and Dr. Schallmann at Back In Balance Chiropractic will be glad to discuss their health care options with them personally.