Neck Pain Overview

A correct and natural neck curve is one of the most important parts of a functioning spine and body. The neck consists of 7 cervical vertebrae and 3 muscle groups. It serves as the nerve pathway for almost all of the body. The neck also holds up your head which weighs 10 lbs or more.

The 8 spinal nerves branching out of your neck alone control your head, face, ears, eyes, nose, mouth, throat, shoulders, and elbows. But if the nerve pathway gets pinched, it can affect all of your nerves and body function for your whole body.

A straight neck, also known as kyphosis or "military neck," is NOT the goal for a healthy neck and will actually cause problems. A lordotic neck, the opposite of kyphosis, is a correctly curved neck with an angle between 31 and 40 degrees.

What are the symptoms of neck problems?

The neck is strong but delicate. If the curve of your neck is not correct, you may feel a number of symptoms, such as:

  • Back Spasms
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Tightness or Weakness
  • Numbness or Tingling
  • Pain Down Arms and Legs
  • Reduced Range of Motion
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Stiffness

What causes neck problems?

Neck pain and related problems can be caused by many things:

If you have a nerve or muscular condition, degenerative disc disease, or arthritis, these can also result in neck problems.

What can I do about poor neck curve?

Here at BackFit Health + Spine, there are multiple, interdisciplinary treatments available for neck problems:

  • Chiropractic Care: gentle, precise, spinal adjustments to correct misalignments. Ask us about drop table and activator methods for the neck.
  • Physical Therapy: a custom exercise and stretching plan to improve your neck strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
  • Massage Therapy: boost circulation, reduce inflammation, release endorphins, and relieve tight muscles.

By evaluating each individual’s specific concerns, we are able to properly diagnose and treat your pain.

Our entire team of Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and Massage Therapists are here for you. We have decades of experience working together to treat neck pain with proven success.

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