Your neck supports the weight and movement of your head – quite a job, since an adults head can weigh between 3-5 – 5.5kg! Loss of proper joint movement may cause irritation of your spine which, in turn, can lead to pain. A chiropractor will often look at the funtion of the neck when treating other areas such as the shoulder. Chiropractic care treats the cause of pain, not just the pain itself. Chiropractic has been shown to be beneficial in uncomplicated mechanical neck pain*
* In accordance with Bronfort et al. chiropractic & osteopathy 2010, 18:3: manual therapy (which may include spinal manipulation, mobilsation or massage) has shown moderate or high quality evidence for actue/subacute and chronic neck pain.