Neck Pain Treatment, Natural Cure Doctor, Costa Mesa, Orange County, California, Dr. Robert Janda, Chiropractor, Natural Healing, Traditional Naturopath, Naturopathic Healing, Fibromyalgia Treatment.
Almost all the structures in the neck can hurt if damaged or inflamed. The most common causes include:
- Subluxation – malpositions of bones in the neck can lead to muscle tension, nerve irritation and joint inflammation. Subluxations can be caused by trauma or reflexive spasms from other stresses in the body (see section on subluxations).
- Joint degeneration – Prolonged subluxation or trauma usually leads to joint inflammation. This inflammation if left unresolved for long periods can cause deterioration of these joints and discs. The pain associated with the inflammation will cause splinting of the surrounding musculature and lead to further inflammation and deterioration. Osteoarthritis is synonymies with Degenerate Joint Disease. This is a viscous cycle that is best interrupted by chiropractic therapy to prevent loss of function and motion of the cervical vertebrae.
Trauma – This most commonly is caused by athletic injury or auto accident as whiplash. Almost always this will lead to joint degeneration unless treated.