ADIO Family Chiropractic is a family wellness center in St. Charles, MO. We are committed to providing exceptional chiropractic care to our patients. We believe in using a natural approach to finding the source of pain and treating the pain without the use of medicine. After relieving your pain and restoring your range of motion, it is also our goal to educate our patients so that they can continue living pain free and healthier after treatment.
The Spinal Column
There are five basic regions of the spinal column: Cervical (neck), Thoracic (chest), Lumbar (lower back), Sacrum (pelvis), and Coccyx (tailbone). There are 33 bones in the spine called vertebrae. Between each of the vertebrae in the spine are padded discs that act as shock-absorbing pads. There are many nerves situated along the spinal column which send messages throughout the body. Misalignment of the vertebrae is often the reason people seek treatment from a chiropractor.
Function and Stress
The spinal column does a lot of work for the body. It is the basic structure that supports the entire body. As we bend, stretch, twist, flex, lift, walk, run, and work, our spine continues to support us. It bears a lot of weight and does a lot of work. With all the work and stress placed on the bones, muscles, and ligaments, it’s not a surprise that back and neck injuries are so common.
Problems in the upper spine or neck can affect the entire upper body. Neck pain can range from mild and distracting to acute and debilitating. The stress of the body can affect the muscles and ligaments that support the head and neck region. Nerve compression is a common affliction that causes neck pain. When the nerves along the spinal column are affected, headaches and migraines can result. Whiplash is a common neck injury experienced after a car accident that occurs when the head is suddenly and forcefully thrust backward and forward. It can also happen in high contact sports, or just being pushed or shoved.
Chiropractic adjustments will reduce your neck pain by restoring your neck and back’s natural alignment. Chiropractors most commonly use adjustments to return joints, ligaments, and soft tissues throughout the back to their rightful positions. This realignment keeps takes the pressure off of the discs and nerves that may have been a source of pain. We also educate our patients on how to maintain proper posture and good ergonomics that help minimize future injuries.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Saint Charles, MO for Neck Pain Treatment
For more information on neck pain relief or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call ADIO Family Chiropractic at (636) 498-2346.