The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
Activities and events that can affect the neck include extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls, normal aging and everyday wear and tear.
A neck adjustment (also known as a cervical manipulation) is a precise procedure where pressure is applied to the joints of the neck, usually by hand. A neck adjustment works to improve the mobility of the spine and to restore range of motion. Patients typically notice an improved ability to turn and tilt the head as well as a reduction of pain, soreness, and stiffness.
Our team here at Chiropractic Associates of Beverly Hills will develop a program of care that may combine more than one type of treatment depending on your personal needs. In addition to manipulation, the treatment plan may also include mobilization and rehabilitative exercises.
If you are experiencing neck pain, call our office today at (323) 852-0202 for an assessment today!