557px-Day_80_-_A_Pain_in_the_Neck_2347498204-300x259.jpgNeck pain is a common problem.

Although felt in the neck, it can be caused by muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical vertebrae.

Subluxations in the neck and upper back also causes neck pain.

The top three joints in the neck allow for most movement of the neck and head. The lower joints in the neck and those of the upper back create a supportive structure for the head to sit on. If this support system is affected adversely, then the muscles in the area will tighten, leading to neck pain.

The upper cervical area of the spine is a critical area of posture and alignment. If the head tilts due to an upper cervical subluxation, then the neck muscles must provide much greater support and will undergo excessive strain.

Often this muscular imbalance will lead to painful tension in the neck, shoulders, and back.

While regular massage can temporarily relieve muscle pain, the origin of the imbalance will remain, causing the pain to resurface until the upper cervical misalignment is corrected.

Our gentle drug-free approach to the spine restores function, eliminating tension and relieving pain.

For more information about our procedures, please visit our Advanced Orthogonal page, and our Activator Methods page, or call 417–935–2471.

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