Neck pain is a common condition. As with lower back pain, most neck pain is mechanical in origin. it is most frequently caused by a disruption of the balance between joints, muscles and ligaments.  This results in decreased movement by the joints of the neck, and usually accompanied by muscle spasms.

Near Normal Cervical Curve

Loss of Cervical Curve and Result over time

Mechanical neck pain - The vast majority of neck pain is caused by disruption of the workings of the spine. These can include the following structures:

Causes of mechanical neck pain - The proper functioning of the neck can be disrupted by a variety of causes:

Chiropractors can help with mechanical neck pain. Chiropractors successfully treat these conditions using a variety of treatments. These treatments include:

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