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Injuries to the cervical spine, or neck,are very common amongst today’s adults.Some tissues surrounding the neck are delicate and can become injured from many different activities. One would assume that athletes or labor workers would be most susceptible to these types of injuries but the truth is that even the slightest incorrect movements or misalignments throughout the day or overnight can cause neck ailments.
Since the cervical spine is much less protected than the thoracic or lumbar regions, neck pain can be caused by many different triggers. A muscular strain or joint sprain may occur due to an impact injury from sporting or work activities.Also, during motor vehicle accidents, whiplash is a common and potentially dangerous neck injury. Cervical spine injuries also take place when poor posture is present, creating either temporary discomfort or more severe pain along with highly restricted range of motion and susceptibility of further injury.
When a neck injury occurs, other parts of the body are also at risk of further disruption. The vertebrae, ligaments, muscles and nerves surrounding the cervical spine are all important in support and control of the head. When one is disrupted due to injury, the others may become compromised as well causing radiating issues through the shoulders, arms, back and head.
Along with injury, neck pain can be caused by other long term issues such as degenerative disc disease, arthritis, inflammatory diseases or scoliosis. These conditions require professional attention for appropriate treatment.
Through the use of a thorough history of the complaint and a full orthopaedic and functional exam, our team of professionals can determine the cause of the postural problems.
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Contact our offices at (905) 856-4174 and speak to our experienced health assistant to inquire what is the best route of treatment for your neck pain condition.