Imagine balancing a bowling ball on top of your head. That bowling ball certainly would get heavy and you would get very fatigued. Now, think of your head as the bowling ball that your neck has to balance. Your head is a lot of weight for your neck to carry. That’s why it is important for your neck to be properly aligned. If your neck is just a little off-center, you will suffer from fatigue as well as stress. This imbalance will cause pain in your neck, shoulders, low back, discs, hips, arms, knees and feet.
There are many causes to subluxations in your neck: a fall (no matter how long ago it was), an accident (whiplash or concussion), emotional tension, working or facing in one direction for long periods of time, even a difficult birth.
Symptoms of neck subluxations may include headaches, vision problems, dizziness, ringing in the ears, decreased attention span, learning and memory impairments, emotional changes, nasal complications, tongue and throat difficulties, and acid reflux problems. You may also experience tingling or a pins-and-needles feeling between the shoulder blades and in the arm, hand and/or fingers.
It is important to seek chiropractic care for neck subluxations as soon as possible. Long-term uncorrected subluxations can cause disc damage and osteoarthritis. Chiropractic care has long been observed to be very effective in correcting subluxations. Chiropractors can help restore proper movement to your structural system, which will permit more energy, information and nutrients to flow through your nervous system and tissues throughout your body. When these imbalances in your structure (subluxations) are corrected, your entire body will begin to rebalance and therefore, heal.
Contact the doctors at Ford Chiropractic today to see how they can help you recover from your injuries and reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
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