stiffness and tightness in the neck | Healthworks Chiropractic | Lack Of Mobility

Today Healthworks chiropractic I want to talk to you about stiffness and tightness in the neck in some of the things that you can do to combat stiffness and tightness in the neck and a lot of the times we’ve got to look at the root cause of why you’re getting this stiffness and tightness in the neck. And when we do that we can can really help our bodies and help everything function just a little bit better. We really like to do this at Healthworks chiropractic. So one of the most overlooked things is the stability of your neck and neck endurance. And many people who are going to suffer from this stiff or stiffness and tightness in the neck and just neck pain in general actually have decreased endurance in the muscles deep in the front portion of their neck those muscles are also called the neck flexors and poor use of those muscles. From what we’ve seen here at health first chiropractic can contribute to increased tone and stiffness in the upper portion of your spine the occipital muscles and it’s going to lead to a lot of stiffness and tightness in the neck. And you know when we see this all on a Healthworks her practic we want to look at the the root cause of it and what’s causing this stiffness and tightness in the neck. And you know we have to we have to understand the root cause of it whether it’s coming from your dysfunction throughout the day or lack of thoracic mobility and extension.

So you know if we don’t have we have a natural low Dornoch curve or a Latinised la Dorsets where it kind of curves inward in our neck as same as our lumbar spine or lower back we have to this curves just the basics of the spine up top of the neck and down below and then we have a thoracic curve or a focus in kind of the mid back area. And many people that do have that stiffness and tightness in the neck also could use more upper back or thoracic mobility just below the base of the neck as well as lower cervical spine right and slightly above the base of the neck. They could use more mobility to help distribute the forces evenly across the joints of the spine and a common finding. And what we’ve seen here health first chiropractic when a lot of people come to us with stiffness and tightness in the neck they have poor mobility in this region and while having more excessive mobility in the middle to lower portion of the cervical spine can put more stress on the mid to lower portion of the cervical spine and potentially contribute to that stiffness and tightness in the neck. You know in addition to that simply the lack of movement in this region can contribute to neck pain or keeping that stiffness and tightness in the neck. In that same particular region or body messages about his message to get this area moving more and to keep it moving and keep it mobile you always want to get a little bit of movement in your neck so you don’t get that stiffness and tightness in the neck. And you know if you have this there are some simple exercises that you can do for the kind of combat that stiffness and tightness in the neck that you may be having.

And one of those exercises there’s several of them but you need to get more in it improve the mobility of the upper portion of your back or the thoracic area and the lower cervical spine and you want to improve coordination and some stability control of the deep neck fucker’s to the front portion of your neck to stabilise the neck or the cervical spine from the front while actively improving coordination and strength of the long thoracic Stenders or the mid back. When we improve coordination and strength of muscle called the serratus anterior or the front kind of area of off the side of your abdomen near your lats or Kaido wing area of your back that outer the most lateral muscle of your your kind of mid back area and we improve your strength that serratus anterior muscle which can assist with the related thoracic extension while abducting or bringing the arms kind of closer to the body and upward upwardly rotating the scapula by pushing the elbows down and out into the ground you know we can then be used to improve centralization of pain back closer to the spine which is a good sign while minimizing peripheral or zation of pain away from the spine which is a bad portion like going into the arms. So we want pain to go towards the spine rather than away from it shooting down the arms or hands by the shoulders and when we hold some of these exercises you know holding for five second holds to for about 20 reps or longer holds 20 seconds for 10 reps depending on what your goal is with the exercise.

We can then you know make a lot of improvements to our thoracic mobility and by doing some of these basic things and we improve that thoracic mobility in the upper portion of our neck. We kind of can alleviate that stiffness and tightness in our neck that we may be having. And that’s our whole goal you know to get the scapula or the winged area of your back your shoulder blade that can be so complicated for some to grasp you know moving the body portion he kind of got a Wings scapula or you’ve got a lack of mobility in that thoracic area. It’s going to have definitely affect your neck and it’s going to be leading to things like stiffness and tightness in the neck. And we don’t want that at Healthworks chiropractic we want to take a simpler approach to everything and when you’re getting the stiffness and tightness in the neck we want to help you to cure those things. You know we don’t want are our bad habits to carry over into routine throughout our dam. So it’s imperative that you come see us here at Healthworks chiropractic we have two middle Tennessee locations are first middle Tennessee location is located in Franklin Tennessee and the Franklin Tennessee address is 2 8 4 Seaboard Lane in Suite 100 in Franklin Tennessee. And the phone number for our Franklin Tennessee office is 6 1 5 7 9 1 9 9 1 7. We also have another Middle Tennessee location conveniently located in Murfreesboro Tennessee. An address to that Murfreesboro Tennessee offices. 9 to 5 South Church Street Suite 80 100 in Murfreesboro Tennessee and the phone number for that office is 6 1 5 8 6 7 1 1 4 4.

Come see us at Healthworks hair practic if you’re dealing with some limited mobility or you just have that stiffness and tightness in the neck and we can look at the root cause of it. Maybe there’s some restriction in your mid Bakare the thoracic region as we talked about lack of mobility in the mid back mid to upper back and certainly caused that stiffness and tightness in the neck. So a good takeaway from this is you know you always want to keep some mobility in your mid back because that can sometimes alleviate some of that stiffness and tightness in the neck. And you know if we want to alleviate stiffness and tightness in the neck we can do that by keeping a mobile spine and keeping movement throughout her neck and our mid Bakary region to help improve mobility throughout and if we improve mobility throughout we can really really start combating these symptoms over having if we’re just having some stiffness and tightness in the neck. You look at the root cause of why we’re getting that stiffness and tightness in the neck. So come see it said Healthworks chiropractic today two locations Franklinton AC 6 1 5 7 9 1 9 9 1 7 or Murfreesboro Tennessee location 6 1 5 8 6 7 1 1 4 4. If you’re dealing with stiffness and tightness in the neck from lack of mobility and with Rasik spine come see us today at Healthworks chiropractic.