Nowadays, we spend a great deal of time sitting, or working at computers, or performing repetitive tasks. This often causes postural problems and muscle tension in the neck, which may give rise to headache, migraine or other pain. In addition, muscle tension caused by such stress and fatigue can put extra pressure on the joints of the neck which can irritate the spinal nerves. This can sometimes lead to pain, known as 'referred' pain, in other parts of the body or numbness or 'pins and needles' in your shoulders, arms and hands. If pain has not improved progressively after several days' rest, a visit to your chiropractor is advisable.
Chiropractic manipulation and massage will restore the normal movement to your neck. Your chiropractor may also prescribe exercises to help you regain strength and flexibility and relieve the long-term pain and discomfort.