How Summit Chiropractic Eliminates Neck Pain | Chiropractor in Spokane Valley, WA
Hey, everyone, I’m Dr. Zac Gassman. Here at Summit chiropractic and Sports Institute going to talk to you a little bit about neck pain here today.
So our neck has to do a lot of different jobs. Number one, it has to be able to hold our head up. So on average, our head is about 10 to 12 pounds. So we have to be able to hold this weight up and down all day long. Not only that, we have to have that strength to be able to hold it. But we also have to be able to have motion to be able to look where we’re going look over the shoulder when we’re driving our car, anything like that. So when we have that combination of needing a lot of strength, but also needing a lot of motion leads to a lot of areas where things can get irritated, upset, aggravated, and can lead to further injuries.
In order to figure out why we’re having neck pain, which again, can come from so many different areas from having to be some muscles too loose some muscles too tight, not good strength through there, we have to start off with trying to figure out what’s going on. So we start off with being able to see is there something damaged, broken, torn, or lacking strength. All of this is through our Analyze Phase, or just looking to figure out what’s going on. Once we figured out what’s going on, we’ll see, hey, some of these areas might be a little bit tight, either tight with those muscles, or these joints in that neck are a little bit restricted. So we’ll go through and try to mobilize, loosen those up, just try and get that range of motion back in there. After we get some of that range of motion back. Things feeling pretty good, less of that pain. Now we just want to keep things moving good. We’re gonna start stabilizing, exercising, strengthening, kind of cover that whole realm of making sure I can have that full motion as well as have that full strength when we can get all of that working together.
That’s how we both get rid of the neck pain that we currently have, as well as keep things from feeling better in the future.