Neck Pain Symptoms Of

By | June 8, 2017

How to Treat Neck Pain at Home

Hi, my name is Troy Giles. I'm a of Chiropractic and today for my friend Janean, I can't remember what state your in, but we'remaking this one for you and for anybody else that has issues in their neck. How to takecare of your neck, I get people from all around the country calling, around the world, sayingwhat, you know, do I see a chiropractor, what do I doé What can I do at homeé What I'm finding,what we find in chiropractic is anterior weight bearing. It means the your head is forward.Let me step over hear. Your head, many times if you look at the shoulder, the ear, centerof ear should be through the center of the shoulder. But most people, because of whatwe do all day, here I am over on the computer

and my head's forward. I'm looking down. You'llnotice I've even created a podium down here. There's a podium that hold up this work stationso that my screen is here in front. But you know whaté It's still not high enough. Becausewhat I want this, I want this, this screen so that my eyes are level at one third ofthe screen, the lower third. That's where I want my eyes to be seen. So in reality thisshould be up higher, for sure this screen. But we have anterior weight bearing. Our headsare forward all the time because we're on the computer or reading books, or students,or whatever. I like to show this to my patients. I have this ball and it's a five pound sandball. Normally if the ball is right over the

top of the shoulder, or top of the arm, it'seasy to hold. But if I move my shoulder, or my arm forward by 3 or 4 cm, all of a suddenI can start to feel pressure down here in my arm, which would represent the low backof a patient. Up here would represent the neck of a patient. So if you're carrying yourhead, that's weighted, forward of the shoulder, the ear should be over the center of the shoulder.If my head is forward, we call that anterior weight bearing. Just watch, go to the malland watch people. You'll see that their heads generally are forward. So what happens isif your head is forward, you look down at the ground. Well most people don't want tolook down at the ground, the do this. So you

see what happens, the neck is forward, nowthe head shifts back and it compresses right back here at the back. Now I'm going to showyou an xray here. This xray, if you notice, this is the second cervical vertebrae, righthere. Here's 2,3,4,5,6,7. So this vertebrae right here should be over the top of C7, soit should be back here. But what's happening is her head's forward and you'll notice righthere there's a bone spur. That's because her body's trying to buffer, it's trying to supportthat head from being so far forward. So we want to try to do is to get this patientshead backward. We do that by laying them on their back and we put in a wedge right here,or a rolledup towel that's going to be on

the shoulder blade that's going to allow,over time, her head to stretch back over. So what I do is I sell these wedges. Theseare twenty bucks here at the office, or you can get a rolledup towel. When I roll a towelup, they're just like this. They're, you know, just a regular towel, I sit this on the edgeof their bed. So now their head can hang way off. Now when I'm talking about getting backso that it's on the back, I don't want your neck to be on the towel. That's not doingit. I want it to stretch way back. Because what's happening is those ligaments, we wantthem to have what's called ligamentous creep, where the ligaments start to creep like this.It's going to allow the front ligaments to

loosen and get my head back. So where I wantthe towel is back on my shoulders so that my head can go way back, even further. BecauseI want my head to hang and over time, over ten minutes, twice a day, my ligaments hereare going to stretch. It's going to allow my head to come back. So this is doing thefirst thing, which is to increase this cervical curve. Right now it's way forward and we wantit to come back so these ligaments are going to stretch. Ligamentous creep is going toallow these to stretch and open, elongate, so that my head can come backwards. See thatéSo does that make senseé That is so big, if you can get this, if you can understand thisconcept, I've just saved you a ton of time

Towson Chiropractor Neck Pain Treatment

Good afternoon everybody. It's Blake Kalkstein from s Adolphand Kalkstein Chiropractic. Your Towson area chiropractor. And today Marvin's in and he's talking abouthe's got some neck pain issues, so we're going to show you how we treat neck pain in theoffice, in our chiropractic office in Towson. So, we're going to do some active releasetechnique on Marvin's levator scap muscle which comes off his neck and down and acrosshis shoulder blade right here. And if you ever get a know in your shoulderblade or a knot at the top of your shoulder

or at the base of your neck, that's wherethat knot hangs out it's in your levator scap and right underneath your trap. And after we do that we're going to comedown and treat his rhomboids as well. Anybody that's got a little forward slouchposture like this, go ahead and slouch for us a little bit Marvin, you over stretch thoserhomboids and they get really tight and trigger point builds up into them. So this is a really effective treatment fordealing with neck pain and it's something we do in our Towson chiropractic office prettyfrequently.

We're going to show you active release techniquefor this levator scap. Arm up like this Marvin. So I come in here and I find where that muscle'stight, and I'm going to apply pressure down and across the muscle. Marvin's going to take his arm behind hisback. No. Go out behind your back down over here Marvin. Down hereé

Yeah and back over here, bring it over hereto your back pocket, good. Now, drop your chin down to your chest, andkeep your chin down there and turn your head this way. Good, come back up, lets do it all again. This is a combo move, this allows me to treatthe trap muscle and then as the trap flattens out I can go below the trap and get into thelevator scap muscle. And this is active release technique, it'sa gold standard for soft tissue treatment. So when we're dealing with neck pain, a lotof patients who have neck pain who come into

our Towson office have pain at the top ofyour shoulder blades. You get that knot that hangs at the top ofyour shoulder blades. And so, as Marvin is a student, if you'reworking at a desk, if you sit for a living, if you drive for a living, some people tendto have that rounded shoulder posture and then we get overstretching in the rhomboidsand the levator scap. Next we're going to show you how we treatrhomboid muscles. So Marvin I'm going to control this arm here,let me have the weight of this arm, and now I'm going t come across here and get thoserhomboids, and so the rhomboids are underneath

the rap muscles, so I need to move the trapout of the way. So I get the trap to go out of the way andnow I'm right on that rhomboid and Marvin's going to drop his chin down to his chest andturn his head left again. Good and come back up, head back up againfor me Marvin. And so we come back and find where that muscle'ssore, move the trap out of the way, drop your chin down to your chest, and turn your headleft. Good. And then we're going to treat the other sideon Marvin because he has some tightness over

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