Do you experience:
Problems with turning your head to look over your shoulder
Neck discomfort after exercise
These are some of the symptoms that may be associated with misaligned segmental joints in the neck and upper back. The muscles can also be over stretched or stuck in a guarded state further complicating the condition and causing pain.
This can occur for many reasons, some of which can be from previous trauma, sports or increasingly from overuse of electronic devices leading to poor posture over a prolonged period of time.
How can chiropractic help?
Chiropractic can assist with these types of conditions by addressing the restricted spinal segments in the neck and upper back to increase range of motion. The muscles and ligament structures will further be addressed through various soft tissue techniques and stretches. We will supply you with a rehabilitation program in order to rebalance the muscle-joint relationship and improve posture to minimise reoccurrence. We will also give you advice on better home and work ergonomics.
For stubborn conditions we may utilise Shockwave therapy. It works by producing audio waves which have a mechanical affect on our tissues causing micro trauma. The body responds by restarting the healing process and producing collagen which is delivered to the injured area. Shockwave also works by increasing blood flow to the area speeding up recovery.
Interferential uses an electrical current to assist in the rehabilitation phase by stimulating the targeted muscles, reducing swelling and decreases pain intensity.
Laser therapy uses low levels of laser light applied over the target area to help decrease inflammation, pain and to assist with wound healing.
Ultrasound works by utilising pulses of sound waves top penetrate the tissues which can reduce inflammation and in turn reduce pain.