Neck pain can occur anywhere from the bottom of your skull to the top of your shoulders, and can spread to your upper back or arms.
Most neck pain is caused by an injury straining the muscles and joints in the neck. Examples include sitting at a desk all day with bad posture, sleeping in a poor position, falling, or whiplash from a car accident. This can strain (pull) the muscles in the neck, cause a muscle spasm, or cause swelling in the joints. A sore neck may also be attributed to neck arthritis, which can cause limited mobility and pain can gradually increase over time.
A head trauma that causes a concussion often also causes a neck injury. When a neck injury occurs, the body naturally initiates inflammation, pain, and internal scar tissue.
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When one of the fluid-filled sacs in the centre of each disc between your vertebrae slips out of place or becomes damaged, potentially pressing on a nerve or the spinal cord. Symptoms may include neck pain, limited range of motion, as well as numbness, tingling or weakness in your arms and/or hands.
Irritation and swelling of one or more joints in the neck causing pain and stiffness that may radiate to the shoulders or cause headaches.
Head pain which most commonly originates from irritation of the neck joints and/or muscles. Pain may be aggravated by certain activities or movements, may be one or both sides, and can be felt in the forehead, temples, behind your eyes, along the back of your skull, or wrap around your head like a band. There are many types including tension, migraine, cluster and sinus headaches.
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Internal Scar Tissue is a thick, tough, fibrous material that the body creates to quickly repair a damaged tissue such as muscles and tendons. It can build up in any area of the body where there has been internal and/or external damage. Internal Scar tissue is a very common cause of recurring or chronic pain after sport or work injuries, after surgery and it also often intermixes with Osteoarthritis.
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Progressive wear and tear on the joints, causing the cartilage that acts as a lubricant and shock absorber to break down, potentially causing bone-on-bone grinding. This condition causes swelling and pain.
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Compression or irritation of a nerve in the neck. Symptoms may include pain shooting down your arms, numbness, tingling or weakness in your arms.
This is a type of sprain or strain of the neck caused by an abrupt forward and backward jerking movement of the neck, often the result of a car accident. Damage to the ligaments, muscles, discs and joints of the neck result in significant pain and swelling.
Decreases Inflammation: Speeds up the body’s natural inflammation phase and induces the repair phase of healing.
Removes Internal Scar Tissue: Inhibits and removes Internal Scar Tissue that naturally forms from injury or repetitive strain, causing discomfort and a delay in healing.
Regenerates Muscle Tissue:
Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.
Activates Cartilage Production:
Promotes the natural cartilage growth process by increasing the production of cellular energy (ATP).
Accelerates Bone Repair: Simulates the bone cells to replicate and produce new healthy bone tissue.
Nerve Regeneration: Helps damaged nerves to recover by growing the neural network and repairing vital insulation around the nerve.
Stimulates Blood Flow: Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells.