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Neck pain can be caused by irritation, inflammation, injury, or infection. Pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, hand, or head “most” frequently results from irritation of cervical nerve roots in the region of the intervertebral foramen, encroachment of the vascular supply as it courses through the vertebral canal, or invasion of the cord in the spinal canal.
If unhealthy, your neck’s normal forward curve may reduce, become straight or “military,” or even reverse its curve. Over time, arthritic changes in the vertebrae such as lipping or spurring (bony growths), disc-thinning or degeneration, or deterioration of muscles, ligaments and other structures may occur. However, in spite of all these changes, there may or may not be pain. In fact, studies show little or no correlation between the degree of pain felt in the neck and arthritis changes found on X-rays and MRI.
Lipping, spurring, and other irregularities (osteoarthritis) do not in themselves constitute a disease but are instead defense mechanisms that arise to stabilize an off-balance spine. Recent research has shown that manipulative care can reverse some of the effects of osteoarthritis – something that had previously been considered impossible.
I take a different approach to the treatment and prevention of neck pain. After a thorough neurological examination I determine which part of the nervous system is not functioning properly. In many neck pain patients I may find a high mesencephalic output.
There are three parts to the brain stem: top, middle, and lower. The mesencephalon is the top part of the brain stem. A high output of the mesencephalon will cause an increased pulse and heart rate, inability to sleep or waking up from fitful sleep, urinary tract infection, increase warmth or sweating, and sensitivity to light.
Along with a high mesenphalic output, the neck pain patient may have a decreased output of the cerebellum. The cerebellum is in the back part of the brain, and it controls all of the involuntary spinal musculature.
No matter what the condition, it is imperative that the chiropractor focused on functional neurology, performs a thorough and comprehensive exam to determine the exact nature of the patient’s condition. We have so many successful patient outcomes with neck pain here is what one of our many patients have to say....
"I want to first say that I did not come to Dr. Kern’s office for myself. I brought my daughter here for a school physical, and throughout her appointment I explained to Dr. Kern the pain I have in my shoulder and neck, the right side area for approximately 10 years now.
The pain in my shoulder/neck had progressively worsened. I am right handed and I would try to use my left hand in my daily activities (as much as possible). I was in pain every single day without much relief. Dr. Kern and Rebecca told me about the new patient special and I thought, “ what have I got to lose?” So I made an appointment !
Before seeing Dr. Kern I almost committed to having surgery and I am so thankful I didn’t go down that road. I honestly feel like a new woman! I am hardly ever in pain anymore. I do still get pain occasionally but, I can work it out and it goes away. I had to stop throwing the ball with my kids because it hurt too badly, but not anymore!
THANK YOU Dr. Kern and Rebecca for taking the time to thoroughly explain what was going on with my body and how you could help. No other Doctor took their time to do this for me and I am very appreciative. "