Neck Pain Chiropractor in Dunwoody GA

Neck Pain


Most neck and upper back pain are caused by a combination of factors, including injury, poor posture, stress, and in some instances, disc problems. Most people do not realize how much they move their neck during the day until they are unable to do so. The degree of flexibility of the neck, coupled with the fact that it has the least amount of muscular stabilization and has to support and move your 14- to 16-pound head, means that the neck is very susceptible to injury. Consider your neck and head to be a bowling ball held on top of a stick by small, thin, elastic bands. It doesn’t take much force to disrupt that delicate balance. The spinal cord runs through a space in the vertebrae to send nerve impulses to every part of the body. Between each pair of cervical vertebrae, the spinal cord sends off large bundles of nerves that run down the arms and, to some degree, the upper back. This means that if your arm is hurting, it may actually be a problem in the neck!
Symptoms in the arms can include:
  • Numbness
  • Tingling in the fingers
  • Coldness
  • Aching
These symptoms are similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition in the hands, common in people who work at computer keyboards or perform other repetitive motion tasks for long periods of time.
Problems in the neck can also contribute to:
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms in the shoulders and upper back
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Otitis media (inflammation in the middle ear, often mistaken for an ear infection in children),
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Chronic tightness in the neck and upper back.

We associate the neck and upper back together because most of the muscles that are associated with the neck either attach to or are located in the upper back. A few of these muscles include the Trapezius, Levator Scapulae, Cervical Paraspinal Muscles, and the Scalenes.

Our chiropractors will diagnose and provides neck pain treatment that remedies the underlying causes of pain without drugs or other invasive procedures.

These effective, natural treatments restore correct vertebral alignment, release pinched nerves, alleviate soft tissue sprains and strains and help you improve posture so you can prevent future injuries.