What Caused Your Neck Pain?
Whether you are a student, a child, a working adult or a retiree, neck pain and slip-disc is something, which is very difficult to avoid entirely. Most of us experience neck pain at some point in our lives or in fact, maybe even experiencing it right now. Symptoms of discomfort, rigidity and muscle tightness often are present with neck pain. The most common cause of neck pain and slip-disc which we see on a daily basis would be strained neck muscles and in particular, the levator scapulae muscle. It is located in the posterior aspect of our head and goes down to your scapula on either side.
Levator scapula is a vital muscle when it comes to movements of the neck and the shoulder. Innervated by the C3 and C4 nerves, the levator scapulae muscle can be easily strained due to sleeping in an awkward position, traumatic falls overuse of neck muscles and bad posture. This is a crucial muscle that we often neglect and should take better care off.
Neck Issues and slip-disc
When there are radiating symptoms like numbness and tingling in the hands, the more likely cause would be a slipped cervical spinal disc causing nerve impingement. Nerve impingement in the neck occurs from two sources, the spinal discs or spinal nerves. There is also a situation where one can have both a spinal disc disorder as well as a spinal joint disorder. The combined impact of the spinal disc and spinal joints will produce a higher degree of pain. Let’s briefly look at how a slip-disc causes pain.
The Spinal Disc: Common Source of Neck and Upper Back Pain
Spinal discs are between every segment first and second segments in the neck (C1-C2). The spinal disc allows for motion, connects spinal segments and acts as a shock absorber. However, when the stress placed on the spinal disc exceeds its mechanical threshold, the discal integrity is compromised. In other words, spinal discs get damaged. A damaged spinal disc is a weak disc in which the fibers bulge, protrude or prolapse through (slipped disc or slip-disc). When a disc’s fibers protrude or slip excessively, it compresses or irritates the nerve. If the slippage is severe enough, it may even compress the spinal cord.
Compression of spinal nerves or spinal cord can cause a wide variety of symptoms including neck pain, upper back pain, burning sensation in the upper back, pain in the shoulders, arms, wrists. Additionally, it may cause numbness, tingling and even weakness in the affected limbs. With severe compression of the cord can also lead to paralysis or worse. So, don’t neglect your neck pain. If you have neck or upper back pain, visit one of our centers for effective targeted care. We are the only non-surgical center in Malaysia that has proven slipped disc treatment options.
Spinal Joints: Another Source of Neck and Upper Back Pain
Slipped disc and spinal joint malfunctions are the leading causes of neck and upper back pain. Now, let’s look at the spinal joint to understand how it becomes a source of neck pain or upper back pain. The joints in your neck are called facets. A joint issue in the neck is often referred to as a facet syndrome or cervical facet syndrome. Excessive stress or damaged joint tissues can lead to swelling of the spinal joints in your neck. A common cause of joint-related neck pain is inflammatory process brought on be daily stresses. Once your neck joint is under stress, it will impact the muscles, ligaments and other sensitive tissues that surround the neck. Spinal joints, like another joint in the body, are encapsulated. In other words, they are tightly sealed and nicely lubricated. Continued daily stresses, will cause a decrease in the inward flow of the amounts of fluids excessively.
Impact of Inflammatory Processes (Excessive Fluid Buildup)
The thing to remember about fluids is that they are not compressible. In other words, 8 ounces of liquid will be 8 ounces; regardless of how much weight you place on it. And as such, excessive buildup of fluids can lead to tears of the joint lining. We hope to have provided you sufficient information about the neck and sources of neck pain. Our advice, seek care and attention as soon as neck pain is felt. We urge you to get your neck checked as soon as possible if you are experiencing any discomfort. There’s no use in delaying it. As the saying goes, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Don’t let neck pain lead to disability, let us help you today.
The Best Neck and Upper back Treatment
Neck pain resulting from for slip-disc or spinal joint disorders is best treated through targeted means of care. Our methods neck pain and slip-disc treatment are through NSD Therapy protocols. NSD Therapy is not a single, but rather an integrative approach that incorporates the best methods of research-based clinical chiropractic, best practices of physiotherapy and advanced technology. Our to-go-to therapeutic device is the RxDecom. The RxDecom is the most sophisticated spinal therapy device in the world. It can repair and fix damaged to spinal discs and even spinal joints when coupled with other therapeutic measures as employed through NSD Therapy®. Visit a Chiropractic Specialty Center today and start your recovery from neck pain and slip-disc today.