Chiropractors all around the world use manipulation and disc adjustment to treat cervical pain. There are numerous causes of cervical pain, but it is utterly important to get it treated compared to other regular neck pains. The most common signs of cervical pain exists in the upper back, shoulder pains, arm and neck areas. However, this article will also discuss some further relevant symptoms of cervical pain.
What is cervical pain?
Some other names for cervical pain are cervical arthritis, while more technical terms include degenerative osteoarthritis. Cervical develops from vertebrae bones thinning, which makes them weak and unable to withstand the shock, pressure and impact on the spine.
You will be surprised to know that over 85 percent of the adults around the world have cervical pains. If you are a 60+ adult and have cervical, look for a chiropractor for cervical pain to get treated as soon as possible.
- Extensive strain on the neck, due to bad posture, working on computer for long hours and so on
- Neck injuries or intensive shock/impact on neck
- Displaced disks
- Worn out discs due to age factor
The discs in our spine are referred to as shock absorbers. They allow the body to maneuver and withhold impacts that the human body regularly experiences. Without these discs, or with dysfunctional discs, the whole body’s mobility can suffer.
Symptoms of cervical pain
Even as a young individual, you are not any less likely to experience cervical neck pain. You may have gone to the gym and done an intensive workout, exercised in a wrong posture, or looked down on your phone screen for too long. In such cases, young people are no less at risk compared to old people. At Dr. Agha Ebrahim’s clinic, patients of all ages are treated with chiropractic care. Manipulation and mobilization of the cervical spine are two types of chiropractic care you can seek for cervical pain.
It is vital for you to know the symptoms of cervical pain. Take a look:
- Extreme stiffness in the middle or sides of the neck
- Pain travelling from neck to shoulder and/or chest area
- Stiffness and pain in shoulders
- Inability to sleep or sit in a certain position
- Difficulty in moving head, limited range of motion
- Numbness due to pinched muscles
- Lots of dizziness along with body pains/weakness
- Frequent muscle spasms
Exercises for cervical spine
Experts and spine specialists in Karachi and Islamabad have a few effective exercises to recommend that you can do at home. These will help you in easing down the stiffness in your neck and get temporary relief to the pain. However, chiropractor Dr. Agha Ebrahim recommends getting proper chiropractic care for cervical.
You can try the following exercises:
Remember to keep your posture, particularly your back straight while doing this exercise. Once in position, push your chin forward, outwards as your throat softly stretches out. Gradually tense the muscles on your neck area. Stay in this position for 5 to 6 seconds.
After this, get back to your head’s normal position, and hold your chin out high for another 5-6 seconds. Repeat.
Push your chin out in a way that it is touching your chest. Tense the neck muscles and wait for 5 seconds. Repeat.
In this exercise, remember to keep your chin at an optimum, comfortable height. Turn your head to one side, as far as you can go without experiencing any pain. Hold for 5 seconds. Return to head’s own position. Turn the head to another side. Repeat.