February 14, 2012 03:00 PM
Your neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. Incredibly, the cervical spine supports the full weight of your head, which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury. The neck’s susceptibility to injury is due in part to biomechanics. Activities and events that affect cervical biomechanics include extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head, normal aging, and everyday wear and tear. Neck pain can be very bothersome, and it can have a variety of causes. For further information read more at http://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=2430Posted by: Dr. Greg Baldy
January 31, 2012 03:02 PM
What do you usually do or who do you usually turn to when you have neck pain? Do you turn to medicine? Massage? Doctor? Do you sleep it off or try to exercise, hoping it will subside eventually?
A study published in the Jan. 3, 2012 issue of the research journal Annals of Internal Medicine and widely reported by mainstream media suggests chiropractic spinal manipulation is more effective than over-the-counter and prescription medication for relieving acute and subacute neck pain. For further inforation on how Chiropractic can help with neck pain, read more at: http://www.toyourhealth.com/mpacms/tyh/article.php?id=1515Posted by: Dr. Greg Baldy