How much credit do you give to your neck? Perhaps it goes unsung until it starts hurting you, and then every little movement creates a horrible pain.
Seven vertebrae in the cervical region support the weight and articulation of your head. Imagine if your neck had no capacity for movement: you could only look straight forward and any time you wanted to look at anything, it would involve moving your entire upper body. Perhaps your peripheral vision would take up some of the slack, but life would be much more inconvenient. This is why keeping your neck’s range of motion is a critical piece of being healthy.
Because of their (literally) pivotal position in the spine, the cervical vertebrae are also the most vulnerable to injury. While the lumbar vertebrae often succumb to to accumulated rigors of time, the neck is a much more sensitive instrument that can be jarred out of alignment from even slight traumas.
If you have a crick in your neck, a chiropractic assessment could be in order. Chiropractic adjustments are important for maintaining your cervical range of motion into the future. At Holmes Chiropractic, we know necks: you can count on our office to provide you with a level of care that will reduce your pain and get your neck back to full flexibility. Call our office in Houston at (713) 862-2440.
Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.