When neck muscles contract involuntarily, it can lead to neck spasms that produce sharp pain,compromised neck and shoulder movement, headaches, dizziness, and tingling sensation at the base of the neck. These latter two symptoms occur if the tightened neck muscles pull on the scalp. These symptoms may arise as a result of something as simple as turning suddenly or placing too much weight on one shoulder, or they can occur due to poor posture, whiplash or other type of trauma, ankylosing spondylosis (arthritis of the spine), spinal stenosis(narrowing of spaces in the spine), disc herniation, or jaw joint disorders. The chiropractor can help pinpoint the cause and provide treatment that allays symptoms.
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuro-musculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain,joint pain, and headaches. To schedule an appointment for chiropractic treatment, please call 860-621-2225 or visit us at 200 Queen St., Southington.
P.S. In many cases, chiropractic treatment that includes stretching the scalene muscles (a group of three pairs of muscles in the lateral neck: scalenus medius,and scalenus posterior) helps relieve neck spasms.