Today we are going to talk about how many people have fear of getting their neck adjusted or have any work done around their neck.
Most of these fears come from the media where certain incidences have been blown out of proportion and not accurately and/or completely reported to the public.
There was a particular case that occurred in the late nine nineties where a person had a stroke and died and a medical doctor brought forth allegations that a chiropractic adjustment from 20 days earlier was the cause of her stroke.
There was a court case and the media picked up on the medical doctors position and proceeded to report that chiropractic was potentially dangerous and could lead to a stroke and worse.
The reporting by various media outlets was grossly exaggerated and even though there was no medical evidence to support the claims of the medical doctor, the damage done to the public perception of chiropractic was considerable and lasting.
So we come back to the question …are chiropractic manipulations indeed dangerous.
In my opinion, most cervical conditions don’t even require any forceful manipulations.
If any damage is to be done, its likely from the performance of a careless procedure that likely should have been avoided in the first place.
Most of the time, any changes that occur in the neck in terms of the basic alignment are accomplished through procedures like traction or use of different sized pillows, and so on.
So while there is a danger in any health procedure, I believe that in terms of a neck adjustment performed by a chiropractor, the risk is extremely minimal.
With neck tension, there can be a set of symptoms that can occur at the same time.
The most common symptoms are soreness and stiffness somewhere in the neck area or around the neck.
The symptoms can be the result of postural imbalance.
Postural imbalance can happen when we are standing, sitting during the day when at work, or when sleeping.
If the neck pain is continuous, it many times can be tied to a pain in the back, lower back area, or leg as well.
When postural imbalance exists, it always results in muscular tension, soreness, and pain. This will vary according to the location where the imbalance has occured.
Neck tension can cause, or be accompanied by a whole host of symptoms such as neck soreness, soreness in the shoulders, scalp tension, jaw pain, chest pain, and potentially even numbness and tingling in the hands and fingers.
As you can see, with neck tension, there can be many, many causes.
The best way to determine the cause of the problem as well as a treatment solution is to book a free initial consultation at our clinic.