The neck is a complicated structure of bones, ligaments, joints and muscles that support our head. There are seven bones between the skull and the first thoracic vertebra, where the shoulders are and where the first rib attaches. So, with the head weighing on average 12 pounds, there are all sorts of injuries that can happen just with biomechanics alone.
Some examples of injuries might be a car accident or sports injury where the weight of the head shifts and pulls on the muscles, ligaments, and joints in the back of the neck. Or poor posture, a huge problem in today’s society with texting, driving and computer work, puts the head into a forward position which leads to long-term stress and eventually osteoarthritis throughout the bone structures and a decrease in joint spaces.
So, since there are so many different factors regarding the neck we have to look at each individual to see what is causing the pain. Come on in and get checked out at Stones River Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and we’ll see if your neck pain can be helped with chiropractic care.