Abundant Health Chiropractic Center

3106 US Hwy 27 South, Cynthiana, KY 41031 Phone: (859) 234-2044 | Email: drfergus@drfergusondc.com

Abundant Health Chiropractic Center

Neck Pain

What Causes Neck Pain?

The cervical spine is a marvelous structure. It is capable of supporting a head weighing 12 or more pounds while moving in several directions. No other region of the spine has such freedom of movement. This combination however, complexity and mobility, make the neck susceptible to pain and injury. Facet joint injury, disc injury, muscle strain, arthritis and even stress can cause neck pain. In most cases there is inflammation and muscle spasm involved. In addition to bones and discs, your neck includes the upper region of your spinal cord, 8 pairs of nerve roots, an elaborate system of arteries and veins, 32 muscles for strength, and numerous ligaments. The joints, muscles, and ligaments assist with movement and stabilize the neck. Any dysfunction of this complex network can lead to pain.

Tips to prevent neck pain-

  • Reduce your stress and tension
  • Sit and stand properly
  • Do not sleep on your stomach
  • Attain and maintain a healthy weight
  • Stop smoking
  • Eat healthy and get enough calcium
  • Lift heavy items safely
  • Wear a seat belt
  • Use proper sports equipment