Norton Shores Michigan Chiropractor -- Is your neck always sore? Are you constantly bugging your significant other to rub it? Do you find yourself moving your upper body in order to see traffic coming? That pain in your neck (besides your boss) could be a sign that something is seriously wrong with your spine.
Your neck is a lot like many of us: over worked and under appreciated. The top bone in the neck, the Atlas, only weighs 2 ounces (or an 1/8 of a pound) yet it holds your head, which weighs anywhere from 12-18 pounds! That's a 100:1 weight ratio! That means that the joints and muscles of the neck are under a tremendous amount of stress, even at rest!
When those bones get misaligned, additional stress is placed on the joints, muscles and nerves. This results in a stiff, tight, painful neck. If enough nerve irritation occurs, it can also lead to pain, numbness, and tingling into the arms and hands. Headaches, dizziness, and elevated blood pressure have also been found by research to be caused by misalignments of the neck. So much for this being a small problem!
So put down the bottle of ibuprofen. Quit begging your spouse to rub your neck. Stop missing out of the things you used to enjoy! It's time you take care of the cause of the problem and get it checked properly by the only person who is licensed to find and correct spinal misalignments. Yes, I'm talking about a chiropractor.
Before you say "No way am I going to let somebody twist MY neck" let me assure you that chiropractic care has come a long way. Aggressive manipulation (while still much safer than drugs, injections, and surgery) is not needed to realign the intricate bones of the neck. At Zehr Chiropractic, we use state-of-the-art techniques to find and correct neck misalignments. No twisting or popping is required. The only thing you have to lose is the pain.