According to the Academy of Pain Management chronic pain has a deleterious effect on one's quality of life. People who live in chronic pain are affected not only physically but mentally also.
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Chronic Pain Impact on Quality of Life
Chronic neck pain can be irritating and can also bring along headaches, cognitive fog, TMJ and upper back pain. In our nationwide offices, we have been taking care of people with these types of chronic conditions with great success.
Unfortunately, when most Americans confront these conditions they run to the drug cabinet. While pain killing
medication is effective at treating the symptoms and giving pain relief it is NOT going to take away the cause. In the following paragraphs, we would like to talk about some common causes of neck pain and then give solutions to help you eliminate triggers and remove the underlying cause.
Most people these days are working behind a desk, either on the phone or computer and sitting at a desk for long hours. These unnatural postures can exacerbate underlying conditions. We have found that there are many things you can do to help eliminate many of the postural faults that exacerbate chronic neck problems:
Your head is a 10-13 pound ball that rests on the top bone in the neck that weighs 2 ounces. To make this junction more unstable the head is resting on the end of a stick - your neck. Whiplash type traumas cause a shearing motion between the head and neck, damaging the soft tissue (ligaments, tendons, and muscles) that support a normal movement. Trauma can cause structural instabilities to the joints and as a result, the vertebra misaligns and functionally the muscles spasm due to the weakened tissue. The misalignment has a chain reaction throughout the system neurologically speaking and can cause not only neck pain but a host of other health problems.
Our offices are nationwide and they specialize in precisely correcting spinal misalignments at the head neck junction. Our doctors are skilled and trained to correct these misalignments and then monitor the patient over time to make sure it heals as nature intended it.
The Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique is a specific system of analyzing and adjusting the upper cervical vertebrae of the spinal column. These vertebrae can misalign in such a way as to interfere with the brainstem and spinal cord as they exit through the floor of the skull into the neural canal.