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Your neck is jam-packed with nerves, glands, tubes, blood and lymph vessels and 48 different joints, plus your brain stem, spinal cord, spinal column, muscles, ligaments, tendons, fluids, meninges and more! It also moves and balances your heavy head.
People over 40 with chronic neck pain may be suffering degeneration of cervical discs due to repetitive wear and tear. Cushion-like discs between spinal vertebrae prevent bones from rubbing against nerves. When the viscous center of a disc deteriorates and fails to provide protection for bony vertebrae, spinal joints endure the extreme stress that facilitates disc degeneration. In addition, damaged cervical discs may bulge (herniate) and compress nerve roots or the spinal cord. Herniated cervical discs will cause neck, shoulder, arm, and even back pain, numbness, and tingling.
If your head and neck are thrown or “snapped” back and forth very quickly, you can have a whiplash injury. Whiplash is seen in auto accidents, falls and in “collision” sports such as football and boxing. In addition to the disc and soft tissue damage, whiplash causes spinal column misalignment and irritation, stretching and impingement to the nerves and spinal cord. Millions of people suffer whiplash damage each year. Other neck problems can be caused by poor posture, work habits, and even birth trauma. Neck problems and whiplash can cause a headache, numbness, coldness or “pins-and-needles” in the face, chest, arms, wrists or hands. They can also result in anxiety, insomnia, low back and neck pain, ear ringing, dizziness, hearing loss, eye pain, blurred vision, sensitivity to light and other symptoms. Of course, in an accident, the first order of business is to attend to and life-threatening problem - for example, fracture, hemorrhage, shock and severe concussions. After that, the integrity of the neuro-musculoskeletal system must be addressed.
Your chiropractor in Batavia, IL urges you to visit our health and wellness center as soon as possible for a complete exam if you have been in an accident.
Depending on the cause of your neck pain, your chiropractor will recommend one or more of the following treatments:
If you suffer chronic neck pain that is interfering with your quality of life, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Sharratt today by contacting us at 630-406-8088.
New Patient Special
Sharratt Chiropractic is offering a New Patient Exam & Consultation in our office for a fee of $35. This exam includes a computerized nerve scan and spinal x-rays if needed.
Give this card to a friend or loved one who is tired of being in pain. Ask them to call today to schedule their appointment to begin living a healthier, happier and pain-free life!
Offer does not apply to spinal adjustments,
physical therapies, personal injury, work comp
claims, or federally funded programs.
940 West Wilson Street, Batavia IL 60510 (630) 406-8088