Neck pain and headaches, although common, can be a debilitating problem for those who suffer from them. Your neck is composed of bones (vertebrae) that run from your skull to your upper body. The bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves in your neck support your head and allow motion. Any abnormality, inflammation, joint restriction, or injury in these structures can cause neck pain and/or headaches
Symptoms usually occur from:
muscle strain or tension
The Suboccipital muscles are very small muscles located at the top of your cervical spine just below your skull. Not only do these muscles provide dynamic stabilization of the upper head they allow us to move our head from left to right and into extension. If these muscles are tight or hypertonic is can cause constant tension. These muscles can entrap surrounding nerves and vasculature, often times causing headaches.
At Topeka Sports & Family Chiropractic we conduct a complete assessment of your cervical spine and cranial nerves utilizing movement based tests as well as orthopedic tests to determine the cause of your pain. Our services include soft tissue therapies, corrective exercise and manipulations.
Topeka Sports & Family Chiropractic is accepting new patients, if you or anyone you know is suffering from shoulder pain and/or arm pain please don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule an appointment.