Acute, sub-acute and chronic neck pain
Acute / subacute neck pain It goes without saying that neck pain can be severely painful and can stop you right in your tracks. It is for this reason that Burton latimer Chiropractic clinic asses every case in detail to determine the exact cause of the discomfort.
Neck pain can be caused by other issues in the spine. It may be due to tight muscles in the neck and upper back, or even a pinching of a nerve in the cervical spine. Nerve irritation can also be due to a disc bulge or degenerative changes down to age related wear and tear
Here at Burton Latimer chiropractic we will assess and advise you on correct posture and give exercises if needed to help maintain a healthy cervical spine.
Whiplash associated disorders a common condition we treat as Chiropractors is neck pain as a consequence of whiplash. This is not always due to road traffic accidents, but can also include sporting injuries, falls from bikes, heights and most frequently horses.
Whiplash is a term that describes a neck injury which is caused by a sudden jolting movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways. This can cause some neck muscles and ligaments to stretch more than normal (sprain).
Migraine Chiropractic may also help with Migraines which are a type of headache. Your Chiropractor can discuss with you whether he or she is able to treat your migraines.
Cervicogenic headaches and dizziness
A cervicogenic headache is caused by abnormalities in the structures of the neck which can lead to an absence of mobility in the cervical region. Chiropractic can be very helpful to deal with this type of headache because misalignments can be corrected with specific adjustments.
It has also been suggested as a helpful treatment for other headaches such as tension type which are very common and share similar cervical cause. Spinal manipulation can help relax and stretch tense neck muscles.