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As of Thursday, April 6, 2017
Neighborhood Expert: Chiropractic Physician Dr. James M. Haug
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull. It contains seven small vertebrae, which support the weight of the head, which can weigh up to 12 pounds.
“The cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction,” Dr. James Haug of Haug Chiropractic said. “Activities and events that can cause neck pain include extended sitting, repetitive movements, accidents, falls, holding a phone between your ear and shoulder, sleeping with your head in an awkward position and everyday wear and tear.”
Conditions that can accompany neck pain are headaches, pain/tingling or numbness in your arms or hands, upper back pain and shoulder pain.
Treatment for neck pain and stiffness may include cervical manipulation, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, exercise, stretching, hot packs and ice.
A neck adjustment – also known as a cervical manipulation – is a precise procedure applied to the joints of the neck, usually by hand.
“A neck adjustment works to improve the mobility of the spine and to restore the range of motion,” Dr. Haug said. “After being adjusted, people usually notice an improved mobility to turn and tilt the head, a reduction in pain, soreness and stiffness.”
Dr. Haug has more than 28 years experience in helping patients with neck and back pain get better. For an appointment, call Haug Chiropractic at 208-983-2458.