Neck Pain Relief in Cranberry Township
Struggling with neck pain? Looking for a natural and non-invasive approach to getting results?
At Family Chiropractic, we know that neck pain can be completely debilitating. Neck pain can be severe enough to cause distraction and discomfort, but is frequently treated with prescription or over-the-counter pain medication and never treated at the root. The problem with this is that untreated neck pain can worsen, and the contributing factors that create neck pain can compound over time, causing injury and further discomfort.
What causes neck pain?
In the modern age, one of the biggest contributing factors that we see causing neck pain is poor posture and injury. Neck pain caused by poor posture is increasingly common with frequent use of technology—staring down at a cell-phone in particular has made forward-head posture very, very common.
What is forward head posture?
Many of our patients with neck pain are experiencing forward-head posture, which is a condition that can be spotted when the head migrates forward, away from its natural position above the shoulders, and can look like craning, leaning, or slouching in the neck and shoulders.
What causes forward head posture?
Forward head posture isn’t just caused by looking at a cell-phone—sitting in a chair for prolonged periods of time, as well as on a couch, or sleeping position can contribute to forward-head posture. Additionally, tension and stress can contribute to forward head posture by causing the muscles of the neck and shoulders to tighten. Over time, tight muscles can shift the joints of the neck in the cervical spine, leading to inflamed nerves, interrupted nerve energy flow, and stifled circulation.
At Family Chiropractic, treating and correcting forward head posture is often an enormously positive contribution to the reduction of neck pain for our patients. Forward head posture affects patients of all ages, and is not limited to any occupation or lifestyle. Forward head posture can affect athletes, office-workers, children, teenagers, and seniors!