Causes of Neck & Shoulder Pain

Neck and Shoulder Pain – Cause and Correction

Take your burdensome neck and shoulder pain to a Choose Natural chiropractor.

They’ve seen it all.

They’re skilled at locating and correcting the underlying cause of many cases of neck and shoulder pain.

Which is why patients rave about their chiropractic care and treatment of neck pain.

Could a chiropractor help you? Find out.

Shoulder Bone Connected to the Neck Bone

When you understand the link between your neck and shoulder you can see why neck and shoulder pain is so common.

Painful symptoms here seem to be the by-products of modern life. How many times have you come home from work with a stiff neck, aching shoulders or both?

Regardless of what you do – bending over a keyboard, talking on the phone, standing all day, driving or carrying kids around – the unnatural postures and repetitive motions your body has to endure take their toll.

That’s just the physical stress. Add to that, the mental stress of a typical “day in the life” and you end up with shoulder and neck pain! Thankfully, shoulder and neck pain relief is available that is safe and drug-free.

chiropractic neck adjustment

Addressing the Underlying Cause

Chiropractic safely and naturally addresses the root causes of neck and shoulder pain. If the idea of chiropractic is new to you, you’ll be delighted to learn that chiropractic care is safe, non-invasive and drug free.

Chiropractors obtain advanced degrees from accredited colleges, meet rigorous licensing requirements and attend continuing education programs. Even better, the majority of health insurance plans usually include some type of chiropractic coverage.

And you don’t need a referral. Simply consult our chiropractor directory, pick up the phone and call a Choose Natural chiropractor near you. Schedule a no-obligation consultation and find out if chiropractic care could help.

You’ll find that the typical chiropractor is approachable, down to the earth and interested in your total well being, not just your shoulder and neck pain.

A Common Cause of Shoulder and Neck Pain

Your head weighs about the same as an average bowling ball.

One common cause of shoulder and neck pain that chiropractors see (and help) is referred to as “forward head carriage.”

That’s when your head juts forward slightly in front of you. This is pretty common. Unfortunately, it can double or triple the effective weight of your head!

To compensate, muscles in your neck and shoulder tighten.

Besides the resulting pain, this constant tension is a common cause of fatigue and lack of energy.

Even the most powerful muscle relaxers can’t restore integrity to the underlying spinal structures that are often involved.

Thankfully, chiropractors see this postural distortion all the time and have methods to help correct it.

Shouldering the Weight of the World

Neck and should pain is often caused by emotional pressures.

  • Worry over kids
  • Financial concerns
  • Workplace stress
  • Martial issues
  • Depression
  • Resentment

If you’re under emotional stress it may feel like you’re “carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.”

That will certainly stress your shoulders and neck!

Physical Stress as a Cause

Physical stress can also be an underlying cause of shoulder and neck pain.

  • Sleeping “funny”
  • Posture distortions
  • Disc disorders
  • Untreated whiplash
  • Feet problems
  • Uneven hips

These and other common (but often neglected) injuries can tighten neck muscles.

Besides shoulder and neck pain, there is often a reduced range of motion. Turning your head to the left or right can feel limited.

The result?

Sore, achy shoulders and a stiff, painful neck.

The solution?

It’s not in your medicine cabinet. Or the pharmacy. Drugs can fool your body so you feel better (temporarily), but they can’t correct the underlying structural causes.

But today’s chiropractic care often can.

Naturally.

A Common Cause of Shoulder and Neck Pain

Your head weighs about the same as an average bowling ball.

One common cause of shoulder and neck pain that chiropractors see (and help) is referred to as “forward head carriage.” That’s when your head juts forward slightly in front of you. This is pretty common. Unfortunately, it can double or triple the effective weight of your head!

To compensate, muscles in your neck and shoulder tighten. Besides the resulting pain, this constant tension is a common cause of fatigue and lack of energy.

Even the most powerful muscle relaxers can’t restore integrity to the underlying spinal structures that are often involved. Thankfully, chiropractors see this postural distortion all the time and have methods to help correct it.

Shouldering the Weight of the World

Neck and should pain is often caused by emotional pressures.

  • Worry over kids
  • Financial concerns
  • Workplace stress
  • Martial issues
  • Depression
  • Resentment

If you’re under emotional stress it may feel like you’re “carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.” That will certainly stress your shoulders and neck!

Physical Stress as a Cause

Physical stress can also be an underlying cause of shoulder and neck pain.

  • Sleeping “funny”
  • Posture distortions
  • Disc disorders
  • Untreated whiplash
  • Feet problems
  • Uneven hips

These and other common (but often neglected) injuries can tighten neck muscles.

Besides shoulder and neck pain, there is often a reduced range of motion. Turning your head to the left or right can feel limited. The result? Sore, achy shoulders and a stiff, painful neck.

The solution? It’s not in your medicine cabinet. Or the pharmacy. Drugs can fool your body so you feel better (temporarily), but they can’t correct the underlying structural causes. But today’s chiropractic care often can. Naturally.

Say Goodbye to Shoulder and Neck Pain

Many people – even those with chronic neck and shoulder pain – report feeling improvement in a matter of a week or two. And some choose to continue their care to help they stay well after they get well. Naturally, how long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

However, resounding success with neck and shoulder pain is part of what makes chiropractic the number one natural approach to healing in the world. Don’t let neck and shoulder pain make life a burden – take action now.

Choose Natural. Choose chiropractic.

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