We all grew up with someone in our lives telling us to stand up straight. Whether it was your mom or a teacher, you’ve probably heard the words, “Sit up straight! Don’t slouch!” There was a time thousands of years ago when our early ancestors were unable to stand up straight and their necks even had more of a forward motion. As humans became bipedal, the neck has to curve back in order to be properly supported and also to keep us from constantly looking at the ground. The neck was never meant to be in the position that current homo sapiens develop. It’s no wonder so many individuals experience perpetual neck problems for a variety of reasons. As a local chiropractor to the Gahanna area, we want to help you understand many of the problems that can occur with your neck, causing you pain, and how chiropractic care can help.
Look to Common Problems First
Poor posture is the number one cause of neck pain for many Americans. Many work and life activities happen in front of us, from typing at a desk to cutting someone’s hair at a barbershop, you have to reach and lean forward. By doing this, extra strain is put on neck and back muscles, moving the spine out of proper alignment. This often causes pain. Chiropractic adjustments can help to relieve the pain from everyday activities that pull the neck and spine forward and down.
If you find yourself with chronic neck pain, you don’t have to suffer through it. Contact the specialists at Progressive Health and Rehab to set up your appointment today and get your neck functioning correctly.