We offer chiropractic treatment and manual therapy to anyone in Overland Park.
- Upper Crossed Syndrome
- Neck Sprain/Strain
- Disc Pain
Poor posture leads to chronic strain and discomfort. This combination forces your shoulders to roll inward and your head to project forward. The main physical causes of this condition are:
- Desk job
- Too much sitting
- Driving long hours
- Poor posture
With the proper education, you can protect yourself from many of these causes.
Upper crossed patients often complain of:
- neck pain
- interscapular pain
Upper crossed syndrome is a “functional” diagnosis that requires identification of the underlying factors that contribute to structural lesions.
- Joint mobilization
- Myofascial release
- Therapeutic exercises
The term, "sprain" means that the ligaments that hold your bones together have been damaged, while "strain" means that your muscles or tendons that move your neck have been injured.
The main physical causes of this condition are:
- Automobile accidents
- Contact sports injuries
- Repetitive overuse injury
- Prolonged poor posture
- Begin abruptly but more commonly develop gradually in the hours or days following an insult.
- Constant dull neck pain that intensifies or becomes sharp with movement.
- Rest may relieve acute symptoms but often leads to inactivity-stiffness.
- The pain is generally limited to the cervical spine, trapezius or interscapular regions
- Controlling pain and inflammation
- Gentle range of motion exercises and isometric strengthening
- Restoration of normal mobility and joint function.
- Myofascial release
- Stretching exercises
- Nerve mobilization techniques
- Spinal manipulation
Cervical disc pain can arise from a couple of reasons:
- Degenerative condition.
- Local pain may be described as sharp or dull,
- Sensory disturbances that radiate into the head, neck, shoulders, or interscapular area.
- Neck pain maybe worse with prolonged workstation use or prolonged flexion.
- Radicular pain is generally described as sharp and superficial, sometimes accompanied by paresthesia.
- Arm pain may be the predominant symptom in cases of radiculopathy.
- Patients may note an increase in radicular pain when coughing or sneezing and find relief by elevating their arm above their head.
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Decrease mechanical compression
- Improve functional stability.