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Patient of the Day: Neck, Jaw & Shoulder Pain

Blog by Dr. Michael Horowitz | March 16th, 2011

Patient of the Day: Neck & Shoulder Pain – 25 year old female presents to the office with acute neck, jaw and shoulder pain on the left side. No history of trauma or injury however patient started a new exercise & fitness program which seems to be the most likely cause of irritation. Note: in the process of strengthening the body to better physical fitness, aches & pains can sometime be a by-product as the body adapts.

Rest and medications ineffective. Plan of Management: evaluate and treat patient for spinal mis-alignments (subluxations) and help reistablish spinal alighment and mobility. Trigger point therapy and soft tissue relief. Biofreeze pain relieving gel. Modified activity. More information at Vancouver Chiropractic Service, 604-733-7744. Please consult your community chiropractor for a more specific treatment plan for your condition.


Neck Pain Treatment in VancouverNeck Pain Treatment in Vancouver

Neck pain (or cervicalgia) is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal issues. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or pinching of the nerves eminating from the cervical vertebrae. Joint disruption in the neck creates pain, as does joint disruption in the upper back.

The head is supported by the lower neck and upper back, and it is these areas that commonly cause neck pain. The top three joints in the neck allow for most movement of your neck and head. The lower joints in the neck and those of the upper back create a supportive structure for your head to sit on. If this support system is affected adversly, then the muscles in the area will tighten, leading to neck pain. Neck pain may also arise from many other physical and emotional health issues.

Neck Pain is one of the most commonly treated symptoms in our office. Vancouver Chiropractic & Massage Therapy services are uniquely effective at treating Neck Pain. Please let us be of service to you.

Vancouver Chiropractic & Vancouver Massage Therapy services are provided by Dr. Michael Horowtiz & Associates. Our mission is to serve you better with a hands on approach to wellness & healing. Call us at 604-733-7744 so we can help!

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