Can Vertebrae out of Alignment cause Neck Pain?
Last updated on February 28, 2023
Let’s talk about your spine and get better clarity of what happens when vertebrae come out of alignment? First, let’s understand and look at a normal joint in your spine.
Our Neck (Cervical spine) has 7 vertebrae. In every joint we have a bone, disc and then a bone. When joints are well aligned and in proper position, the joints of the spine move properly and more importantly it leaves a really big fat opening for our nerves to exit and easily go to every cell, tissue and organ in your body.
But, what happens is that stress on your spine causes joints to become stuck and not move properly (known as subluxations) At first you wouldn’t know and it would be silent. But when left long enough the stress and pressure builds up in the joints and causes pain and symptoms.
Most of the time these symptoms are minor like general stiffness, movement restriction and the discomfort of needing to self crack and move your spine all the time. But when we don’t get to the true underlying cause, these issues that seem minor at first begin to become more serious.
Pain increases. Muscles constantly hurt. We struggle to move our neck normally and then it starts to affect sleep, your mood and you can’t think properly. From there we are looking for a quick fix to help ease
It doesn’t have to be like this. Your body is very smart. It lets you know when there are issues. It’s whether you listen to these signals and act on them that makes the difference.
Let’s see how can Chiropractors HELP?
Chiropractors are positioned uniquely to look for signs that your neck and nervous system may not be functioning properly and then give you an action plan to resolve the issue before it becomes a bigger problem.
We then find these specific joints in your neck that are dysfunctional, we do specific chiropractic adjustments to get them functional again and restore normal movement so you can say goodbye to Neck pain.
Contact our team at Ripple Chiropractic today to book your appointment.