Our neck (cervical spine) is an intricate segment consisting of 7 vertebraes, which provide attachment sites for a variety of muscles as well as housing our nervous system. One of the main functions of our cervical spine is to provide upright posture and supporting the weight of our skull.
With the rise in sedentary lifestyle and technology device usage, we tend to find ourselves fixated in a forward head posture (see illustration), which places a significant amount of pressure on our cervical spinal structure, leading to wear and tear and immobility.
•Headache •Shoulder pain •Radiation to the midback or the arm.
•Restricted motion in the neck. •Muscular tenderness
Chiropractic treatments have been well documented to manage neck pain in a drug-free and effective manner. The initial phase of treatment would focus on pain management by restoring proper function and reducing inflammation at the involved joint. Treatments would usually involve joint manipulation/mobilisation, trigger point therapy, home stretches and kinesiotaping. Once the inflammation subsides, the patient would then be gradually exposed to an exercise program aimed at strengthening the region and restoring the posture.
If you are experiencing any neck pain, please do not hesitate to come in for an examination at Spearwood Chiropractic. Call us on (08) 94183722 to make an appointment.
Spearwood Chiropractic strives to allow our patients to live a pain-free life by providing drug- free, effective and affordable care for joints and muscular issues for all ages.
Our chiropractor, Dr Jackson Yee has a vast range of experience in managing muscular and joints disorders. Some services we offer are manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy (dry needling/ acupuncture, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy), exercise therapy, nutritional advice, biomechanical and ergonomic education, kinesiotaping and bulk billed x-ray referrals (if required).
Some common conditions our chiropractor treats are low back pain, neck pain, headache, sporting injuries, postural issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, jaw pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and foot pain.
Private health insurance rebates are available at Spearwood Chiropractic. The amount of coverage varies so please refer to your insurer for your level of rebate.
Located at 6, Barrington Street in Spearwood, Spearwood Chiropractic also services the surrounding suburbs of Coogee, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Beeliar, Success, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Munster and Yangebup. To book an appointment, call us now on (08) 94183722 or enquire further on www.spearwoodchiropractic.com.au