Incredibly, the neck supports the full weight of your head, which is on average about 12 pounds. Your cervical spine, also called the neck, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. While the neck can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the cervical spine very vulnerable to pain and injury.
Neck pain is defined as pain experienced from the base of the skull (occiput) to the upper part of the back and extending laterally to the outer and superior bounds of the shoulder blade (scapula). The neck's susceptibility to injury is due in part to biomechanics and injury rates are high. Activities that affect that include extended sitting, repetitive head movements, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head, normal aging, and everyday life's wear and tear..
Neck pain can be very annoying to live with, and it can have a variety of causes.
These symptoms can be alleviated with the help of chiropractic neck adjustment with Dr. Baremboym.
Chiropractic Physicians in general are conservative care doctors; their scope of practice does not include the use of drugs or surgery. After examining your neck pain, a chiropractor will examine your posture and spine, note its curvature and alignment, detect the precise location of the muscle spasm and locate the source of your pain. Dr. Baremboym uses these types of evaluative techniques in order to determine the right course of treatment for you. During your head and neck exam, he will test your reflexes, muscle strength, other nerve changes, as well as pain spread which helps locate how far the pain extends beyond its point of origin.
Chiropractic neck adjustments (also known as a cervical manipulation) are a precise procedure applied to the joints of the neck, usually by hand. Dr. Baremboym, your chiropractic physician, will works to improve the mobility of the spine and restore its range of motion; and can increase movement of the adjoining muscles, reduce pain, soreness, and stiffness.
Dr. Baremboym is a chiropractor for neck pain and will develop a program of care that may combine more than one type of treatment, depending on your personal needs. One of the newest, cervical spine traction devices is something we have used successfully to treat neck pain common in computer users. This enables application of distraction force directly to the cervical spine while retaining a patient's mobility. It is very comfortable for our patients and often brings immediate improvement in pain and mobility.
Call Dr. Baremboym at 732-340-1006 to ask about our treatment options for your particular case.