Why does your neck hurt?
Whether you are sitting in front of a computer or doing manual labor, neck pain is often the result of poor posture—causing compensatory stress, emotional stress, or a combination of the two.
Postural stress occurs when the head is placed in improper positions for an extended period of time. It is perpetuated by the neck muscles becoming overactive.
A phenomenon known as upper crossed syndrome—defined by forward-head carriage (in relation to the shoulders), hyperextension of the cervical spine, and shortening of the pectorals, upper trapezius, and cervical extensors—will occur in many cases.
This condition inhibits the ability of the deep neck flexors (cervical stabilizing muscles) to function properly, resulting in imbalance and instability.
Symptoms of Upper Cross Syndrome include, but not limited to:
- Neck pain
- Decreased range of motion
- Stiff neck
What our expert Indianapolis chiropractor can do for your neck pain
By addressing the source of the pain rather than the symptoms, our unique and proven treatment protocols can have profound and lasting effects that allow us to:
- Reduce or eliminate pain and the tension occurring in the neck
- Improve range of motion
- Activate the cervical stabilizing muscles to help improve posture
- Improve spinal mechanics
- Restore proper breathing patterns to reduce mechanical stress caused by aberrant breathing
Results in about 3 visits
Average patient-reported decrease in pain and improvement in functionality
Why choose our caring team to treat your neck pain?
Become empowered and develop an understanding of the neck mechanics. This will help you recognize the most advantageous movements and keep you pain-free beyond our treatments.
The majority of our patients notice relief from symptoms and improved movements in just 8-10 visits! How? We treat the source of pain, not its symptoms.
Here at Integrated Health Solutions, your health is our priority so you can get back to doing the things you love.