The neck is the most flexible part of the spine and is responsible for holding and supporting the weight of the head, making it very vulnerable to injury. Neck pain has become a common complaint among people young and old. According to the US National Library of Medicine, up to 70% of adults will experience neck pain that interferes with daily activities. Neck pain can be caused by many different mechanisms such as: sleeping with too many pillows, poor posture, athletic and occupational stress, muscle strain and spasm and arthritic joints, also known as osteoarthritis. Since the neck is a delicate and complicated structure, contact a professional before trying home remedies if you have sustained an injury or have chronic unresolved neck pain. At Auburn Chiropractic Associations, we diagnose and treat neck injuries and assist you as you recover.
Each day our bodies are subject to many stressful activities..…mowing the lawn, lifting a box, walking to class, prolonged sitting at a desk, loading the dishwasher, mopping the floor, taking out the garbage, lifting the groceries, making the bed…just to name a few. While these tasks may seem small, they can have great impact on the spine, ultimately influencing your quality of life. It is important to learn to navigate daily tasks in a pain-free manner and without injuries in order to live life optimally. By implementing some small technical changes in your activities, you can protect your body and reduce the risk of injuries. As part of your treatment at Auburn Chiropractic Associates Dr. Hartford may discuss specific occupational and recreational risk management and promote preventive modifications to avoid injuries.
Whiplash is one of the most misunderstood mechanisms of injury, leaving most people confused or unaware of the severity is has caused. So, what is whiplash? Whiplash is a mechanism of injury causing cervical strain and sprain injury to the cervical spine. It often occurs as a result of the muscles and other soft tissues being hyper-extended or hyper-flexed.
Receiving any type of diagnosis can be difficult if you don’t know how to cope with it or understand how it impacts your body. It is important to understand how a health condition, such as scoliosis, affects your day-to-day life.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that typically occurs after puberty and develops gradually. It is possible for it to go undetected since it develops slowly and is sometimes unnoticeable. A chiropractic assessment is important for early detection. Symptoms of scoliosis include: