Neck Pain
and Chiropractic Care

Discover natural and effective
chiropractic approaches to relieve neck pain

Understanding Neck Pain:

Overcome the challenges of neck pain. Whether you’re experiencing discomfort from poor posture, muscle tension, or underlying spinal issues, our chiropractic care is designed to provide targeted relief and improve your overall neck health.

Slay your neck pain early...

Neck pain can stem from a variety of sources, including prolonged sitting, stress, poor ergonomics, and spinal misalignments. At Hagley Road Chiropractic, we recognise the unique nature of neck pain and tailor our approach to address your specific concerns and restore optimal function.

Real Results

Our Targeted Approach to Relief:

Our skilled chiropractors take a targeted and personalised approach to relieve neck pain. Through comprehensive assessments and customised treatment plans, we aim not only to alleviate your immediate discomfort but also to enhance the overall health and flexibility of your neck.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain:

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Preventive Strategies for a Healthy Neck:

In addition to treating neck pain, we empower our patients with practical strategies to prevent future issues. Learn about proper neck posture, exercises for neck strength, and lifestyle adjustments for optimal neck health.

Symtoms we treat

The neck, or cervical spine, is a complex system of nerves, bones, joints, and muscles directed by the brain and spinal cord. It’s designed for strength, stability, and nerve communication. Acute neck pain often results from muscle strain or soft tissue sprain (ligaments, tendons). If neck pain becomes lasting (subacute or chronic), medical treatment or guidance is likely needed for relief, depending on the cause.

Causes:

Acute

  • Sudden force
  • Sleeping in the wrong position
  • Carrying heavy bags
  • Sports injury
  • Road traffic accident


Chronic

  • Cervical degenerative disc disease
  • Cervical herniated disc
  • Cervical osteoarthritis
  • Cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy
  • Cervical foraminal stenosis


Symptoms

Neck pain may manifest as:

  • Stiff neck, making head turning difficult
  • Sharp or stabbing pain in one spot
  • General soreness or tenderness
  • Pain radiating into shoulders, arms, or fingers; or upward into the head
  • Tingling, numbness, or weakness spreading into the shoulders, arms, or fingers
  • Difficulty gripping or lifting objects
  • Challenges with walking, balance, or coordination

Cervical strains and sprains are common neck injuries leading to pain, stiffness, muscle spasm, or weakness. A cervical sprain is an injury to the neck’s ligaments, while cervical strains affect the neck’s muscles. Both result from stretching or tearing of soft tissue.

Causes
Whiplash is a frequent cause, often occurring in motor vehicle accidents where the head moves suddenly (acceleration-deceleration), stretching ligaments or muscles beyond their normal limits. Cervical strains and sprains can also happen from falls, contact sports, improper lifting, and poor posture during various activities like desk work, computer use, driving, or similar tasks.

Signs & Symptoms
The main symptom is pain, starting immediately after an injury, hours later, or over time due to prolonged muscle overuse or misuse in the neck and upper back. Pain is usually more noticeable during activity and improves at rest. Some may experience chronic pain from these injuries. Additional signs include swelling, inflammation, stiffness, and limited range of motion.

Thoracic outlet syndrome refers to a group of disorders where blood vessels or nerves between your collarbone and first rib (thoracic outlet) get compressed. This can result in pain in your shoulders and neck, along with numbness in your fingers.

Causes

1. Anatomical defects: Inherited issues like an extra rib (cervical rib) or a tight fibrous band connecting your spine to your rib.
2. Poor posture: Drooping shoulders or holding your head forward can compress the thoracic outlet.
3. Trauma: Events like car accidents can lead to internal changes that later compress nerves in the thoracic outlet.
4. Repetitive activity: Continuous, repetitive movements in jobs like typing or lifting things above your head can cause thoracic outlet syndrome. Athletes with repetitive motions, like pitchers and swimmers, are also at risk.
5. Pressure on joints: Obesity or carrying heavy bags can stress joints.
6. Pregnancy: Increased joint mobility during pregnancy can bring on thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms.

Symptoms

– Muscle wasting in the fleshy base of your thumb (Gilliatt-Sumner hand)
– Numbness or tingling in your arm or fingers
– Pain or aches in your neck, shoulder, or hand
– Weakening grip

Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS) is a muscle imbalance pattern found in the head and shoulder regions, commonly seen in people with desk jobs or prolonged sitting leading to poor posture.

Causes

In UCS, tightness in the upper trapezius and levator scapula combines with tightness in the pectoralis major and minor. Weakness in the deep cervical flexors pairs with weakness in the middle and lower trapezius, creating joint dysfunction. In simpler terms, when 4-5 muscle groups become too tight, a chain reaction can occur, causing shoulder instability, dysfunction, and eventually pain and injury. The main culprits are the trapezius, levator scapula, pectoralis major and minor, and the sternocleidomastoid (neck muscles).

Signs & Symptoms

1. Forward head posture: Like a person unable to see ahead because their head juts forward.
2. Increased cervical lordosis and thoracic kyphosis: Describing a hunchback posture.
3. Elevated and protracted shoulders: Happens when tight pecs and weak sub-scapular muscles make shoulders round forward.
4. Rotation or abduction and winging of the scapula: Scapula bone moves away from the body, giving it a ‘wing’ effect when viewed from the side or rear. If fingers can slide under the shoulder blade, it’s called scapular winging.

Get in touch

The best way to get in touch is to call 0121 421 4466.

Alternatively you can request a call back, a free discovery call or ask some general questions by filling in the form below.

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Please note call back and discovery calls can only be requested within the hours of 09.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Friday. Please allow up to 1 work day for us to get back to you with confirmation of your telephone appointment.

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