Take a moment to appreciate your magnificent neck. It is a subtly tuned instrument that allows for movement of the head, blood flow to the brain and its health is essential to regulation of the heart rate, sleeping, breathing and balance. Housed in the neck are the two carotid arteries, which supply the majority of blood flow to the brain in support of its functioning. Nerves exiting through the third, fourth and fifth vertebrae of the neck supply energy to the diaphragm and its accessory muscles. Our nervous, immune, lymphatic and respiratory systems exist in a state of intimate balance within the neck. Your neck is an essential structure, and its health is our imperative.
At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we see people suffering from neck pain all too often. Here are people who have allowed themselves to suffer through the pain rather than addressing the problem, accepting subpar relief rather than getting on the road to healing. Physical trauma or severe motion can throw the neck out of alignment and damage ligaments, putting pressure on the nerves. Repetitive stress injuries, caused by poor posture and a sedentary lifestyle, contribute to neck stiffness and low blood flow. Keeping this channel clear and aligned should be a priority.
We treat misalignments, known as subluxations, with gentle chiropractic adjustment, relieving pressure on nerves and allowing for unimpeded communication between the head and the rest of the body. Sufferers from degenerative disc disease, herniated discs and fibromyalgia can also derive relief and benefit from chiropractic. As with an automobile, your neck receives a dose of wear and tear every day. Trigger point and massage therapies can help problem tissues heal quicker. Pain may come and go; if you perceive that it is impacting your well being negatively, call our office in Sacramento at (916) 457-8825 to find out how our expertise can help protect your neck.
Dr. Raymond Espinosa, D.C.