Neck Pain Treatment in Plymouth

When the joints, muscles or ligaments in the neck do not function normally, a whole host of symptoms may appear. Nerves exiting the neck can become irritated and cause pain and pins and needles into the arms, legs, and even face causing headaches.

Commonly neck pain and stiffness are early signs. This “tension” is often described by people as “normal” and something they have to live with.

The day-to-day stresses and strains of living can even contribute to neck pain. A vicious cycle can then start to occur. When stiffness develops, the individual feels pain and he or she moves less and less to avoid the pain. This then causes more weakness and stiffness to develop, which in turn actually makes the pain worse.

Because of the long standing nature of many neck disorders, the problem may seem to be overwhelming. However, the good news is that most neck problems are unnecessary and can be managed effectively with simple advice and Chiropractic care.

Whilst it is true that some neck problems are the result of a physical injury, most are the result of the cumulative effects of:

  • Poor posture
  • Faulty body mechanics
  • Stressful living and working conditions and habits
  • Gradual loss of flexibility
  • General decline of physical fitness