Neck Pain Relief – How Postural Correction Can Help
Neck pain and other health problems have been decisively connected to poor posture and spinal misalignment. To understand the cause for poor posture just look around and watch people on their phones and other computer-driven devices.
Forward head posture and rounding slumping posture is epidemic. However, neck pain is only the tip of the symptomatic iceberg. Headaches, back pain and more alarming conditions of lung ailments, weakening immune systems, and heart conditions are appearing not just in the elderly but in the rising generation. Spinal biophysics treats the source of these conditions by restoring postural alignment. Effects are often dramatic, results more lasting.
At The Scoliosis Center of Utah, we use a technique called Chiropractic Biophysics®, which is proven to provide positive results in most cases. Yes, it helps stop the pain, but it also helps prevent the gradual decline of the spinal structure, the core strength of your body which houses the nervous system. The brain and spinal cord provide a river of information that controls every organ in the human body. It can be interfered with by abnormal posture.
Forward head posture is one of the leading causes of misalignment in the spine. Forward head posture (also referred to as “tech” or “text” neck) is more common than ever, due to the use of cell phones and technology. Constant leaning forward of the head to look at computer screens, respond to messages on a cellular device, or look down at smartwatches can leave your head out of alignment with your shoulders and spine. Detailed analysis and assessment by a posture professional reveals that this can often lead to spinal misalignment, an increased risk of slipped or herniated discs in the cervical spine, and neck pain.
Gravity is the number one enemy of anybody with neck and back pain. Poor posture will literally attempt to collapse down the spine weakened by pain or misalignment. It can rob you of your youth before your time. Instead of youth and vitality, it is replaced by pain, disability and poor health. If you’re experiencing sharp pain, soreness, discomfort when you move your neck, popping or sudden bursts of pain, we can help. Each of these forms of discomfort are the result of imbalances in the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. This system relates to the nerves, muscles, and skeleton, all of which are related to the posture-corrective processes that we focus on at The Scoliosis Center of Utah.
Neck pain is often directly related to posture and the health of the neuromusculoskeletal system. At our office, we take care to provide a completely individualized experience that examines your posture and alignment thoroughly to determine whether your spine’s alignment is contributing to your neck pain. This may involve a visual analysis, a series of x-rays, a hands-on posture assessment, and a muscle-strength test. Each of these analyses are vital for creating a complete picture of your overall postural wellness and determining a customized action plan to meet your individual needs.
You owe it to yourself to fight back against gravity with expertise, attention and care. Dr. Katalina Dean is trained in advanced certifications to deal with even severe and chronic spinal posture, in addition to being backed by a very skilled and highly-trained staff. If your condition is beyond our skillset and may require surgery, we will refer you to the appropriate surgeon or other health professional.
If you live in Midvale or the Salt Lake Valley and suffer from neck pain or other spinal conditions, give us a call to schedule your free consultation.