Next to back pain, neck pain is one of the biggest causes of disability in our society. While other diseases cause more mortality, such as heart disease and cancer, diseases and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system interfere more with your moment to moment quality of life. Neck pain prevents you from thriving in your work, home, and play environments.
Neck pain can be elusive. When you have neck pain, you can never be sure of what exactly is causing the problem. You might even have an MRI or X-ray ordered from your doctor, but the findings on the film and the report might not be the cause of your pain. In this website, you will learn the different types of pathologies that you read about in your report, and you will understand what is happening when you experience things like sprains and strains, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, or even central canal stenosis. Our mission is to empower you to understand what is happening when you have a compressed nerve that causes numbness down your arm, or what is happening when you have thoracic outlet syndrome.
Once you understand what is happening from your MRI report, or from your chiropractor’s diagnosis, or from the mild symptoms that you are choosing to care for on your own time, then we will provide stretches and exercises for you to do to help you take charge of the stiffness in your neck that can linger. You will understand that past episodes of pain can lead to chronic disability if not properly rehabbed, and we are going to help you take command of the strength and vitality of the intrinsic muscles in your neck.
Neck pain is a huge liability to companies who’s employees are under physical and mental stress. Pain arising from the cervical spine can cause companies billions of dollars in absenteeism and, just as costly, presenteeism. Presenteeism is when you are at work, but you cannot concentrate because of the nagging, pressing, vexing pain in your neck. Instead of providing value to your work, the pain gets in the way, and you suffer for it.