Neck Pain and Your Adjustments…


I had a patient ask me the other day, “Doc is Chiropractic safe for my little ones?” I said, “Absolutely. I believe everyone should have their spine check because as humans, we’re always doing something to upset our balance.”

Chiropractic is an approach that safe for you and all the members of your family, even the little ones.

Getting adjusted will help your spine and joints move better, which equates to you moving better, which means less pain and tightness in your back and neck.

When you get more movement in your joints, most of the time you’ll feel like your body has the relief it’s been wanting. Movement means more mobility and you know as well as I do, if you’re moving, you’re staying younger, feeling younger and being able to walk, run and have fun is a big part of living.

Chiropractic is a popular therapy that has been around for over 100 years, and does not involve medication, an important consideration for many people, as drugs help cover up the patient’s pain, but does not do anything for healing, and sometimes has some bad, bad side effects.

It’s been proven that people experiencing neck pain often turn to chiropractic care for help before taking drugs. 95% of the people screened swear by their doctor of chiropractic if they have one, saying the work they perform on them not only relieves their pain, but also addresses the source of their aches, twinges, and throbs.

We’ve been working with people in this area of the state for years, and we plan on helping as many people as possible in the coming years.

Here’s something that I think you’ll find interesting. There are more than 6000 licensed chiropractors in Malaysia today, and about 8 percent of Malaysian adults and 3 percent of children have had chiropractic care to treat their pain, according to a recent survey.

That’s a higher percentage than those who use other alternative therapies like yoga, massage, and acupuncture.

            Chiropractic: How Neck Pain Is Treated
The word chiropractic is from the Greek words for hand (cheir) and action (praxis) — practitioners primarily use their hands to treat muscle, joint, and nerve pain by adjusting the spine and joints.

Adjustments at this office involve me applying controlled force to a joint, pushing the joint beyond the range in which it normally moves. This is intended to loosen up the joints that move poorly or painfully due to tissue damage or scarring caused by either trauma or repetitive stress.

An example of trauma causing neck pain is whiplash, while a repetitive stress injury could be from consistently poor posture. There are so many people nowadays that spend a large portion of their day, sitting at their desk, staring at a computer screen.

For neck pain in particular, chiropractic neck adjustments, like me give you at this office (called cervical adjustments,) loosen up those stiff, achey joints of the neck, and when this is done it can reduce pain caused by pinched nerves and tight, tense muscle spasms. We believe the body has the power to heal itself, and that’s why chiropractic works so well on a very large portion of the people that want to be healthy.