Your neck plays a very important role in the function of your body. It not only supports your head which can weigh up to 10 pounds, but also accommodate movement, protects the spinal cord and nerve roots and is the gateway of neurological signals from the brain to the rest of the body. Disruption to the spinal cord or nerve roots can have dramatic effects on the function of the body. The brain sends signals down the spinal cord to relevant nerve roots which control specific muscles and organs. Disruptions such as restricted joints and inflammation can limit the space available for the nerve roots to pass through which can cause nerve compression, resulting in neck and or arm pain.
Compressed or overstretched nerves can display symptoms such as:-
Reduced or increased sensitivity to touch
Unusual sensations noted at the skins surface
This occurs because specific nerve roots are allocated to maintaining function at specific areas of the skin and, muscles; interpreting texture and temperature as well as co-ordination.
Now we understand how complicated our nervous system is we can comprehend how important it is to keep it restriction free to promote a healthy, functioning body. Chiropractors provide neck pain treatment, promote good neurological function by removing these disruptions via manipulation, mobilisation and soft tissue techniques.
Book a FREE 15 minute consultation regarding your neck pain treatment at KH Chiropractic Aldgate, London to find out if chiropractic could help you.