Did you know that around 10-15% of the population has neck pain at any given time? (National Health and Medical Research). Neck pain can impact significantly on your ability to work and engage in an active and healthy life.
The causes of neck pain are many and may include lifestyle factors such as stress, poor posture and disease or degenerative conditions. Poor hydration and bad sleeping habits can also be contributing factors to neck pain.
Neck pain is the second most common reason patients seek chiropractic care. Research has shown that gentle chiropractic adjustments can help to reduce pain and increase movement in those suffering from neck pain. Poor posture can impact significantly on your overall health. It increases pressure on your spine causing tension, soreness, headaches, back pain and fatigue. Good posture is the correct alignment of the body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity, allowing you to breath better and reduce fatigue.
Proper posture also keeps the muscles, ligaments, bones and internal organs in their natural position. This reduces wear and tear of joints and helps relieve stress, improving your health and even appearance.