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Are you neglecting your neck?

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Body systems often let us know when they are out of balance, but sometimes they have to be out of balance for a long time before we take notice. For example, how is your neck feeling right now? Is it freely moving, or do you feel any strain or tension when you move it from side to side?

Mild, daily neck stiffness may seem unimportant, but the truth is it may be a clue that the structures in the neck are being used in an imbalanced way and can lead to your back and hips being out of balance, as well as increased headaches and even arthritis.tumblr_nqx93hCIEX1tubinno1_1280

A common cause of neck imbalance these days is poor posture when working on a laptop or computer screen. Over time, working in this strained position causes structural imbalances on the vertebra in the neck, wear patterns in the joints between the vertebra, and additional forces on the inter-vertebral discs.

The care and treatment in my office is designed to relieve the unbalanced forces in the neck by making sure each segment of the neck is moving freely. We also work to identify postural habits that may be contributing to these imbalances in the vertebra and in the muscles. This analysis is then used to tailor simple exercises to compensate for some of the unavoidable stresses of your daily living.

With my treatment and simple exercises, you’ll not only feel better, but the overall wear and tear on your neck will be greatly reduced.

My safe and gentle treatments are also ideal for bringing back balance and stability after any kind of neck or back surgery.

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At Westlake Village Chiropractic Arts, we are committed to supporting you in your journey of greater health & well-being. Contact us for your next visit.

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Disclaimer: Dr. Stephen B. Chopyak, D.C is a chiropractor and does not offer medical or chiropractic advice from this website. This information is offered for educational purposes only. Do not act or rely upon our information without seeking an independent health care professional's advice. The information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship between you and Dr. Chopyak. As with any medical procedure, results will vary among individuals, and there could be risk involved. These concerns should be discussed with your health care provider prior to any treatment so that you have proper informed consent and understand that there are no guarantees to healing. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, condition or issue, promptly contact your health care provider. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The photos used may be models and not patients.