Right now, there are about 9 percent of the male population and 12 percent of the female population feeling neck pains. The occurrence of Chicago neck pain is almost half as much as the occurrence of back pain. About 45% of people who work have had a stiff neck and some point, and most of them will not take time off from work to recuperate as they would with back pains. Resulting from increased flexibility, the neck becomes less stable and does not have as much protection. Since the structure of the neck is delicate in nature, any irritants will cause neck pain.
Very often neck pain can refer to the shoulder and shoulder pain can refer to the neck. Usually when the soft tissues in the neck are injured, neck pain ensues, and can generate pain into the shoulders as well, according to Dr. Jason Fennema DC. Whiplash can cause these injuries. Irritation from arthritis in the neck area or upper spine can create pain that ranges from the neck to shoulders. Other health conditions, such as heart and lung problems, or spinal cord problems, can lead to neck pain.
Visit your doctor of chiropractic IL to find the root cause of your neck pain; the chiropractor will evaluate the structure of your neck. Supporting structures (ligaments, tendons, and muscles), joints, and vertebral discs will be examined as well.