Suffering from stiffness or pain in your neck? Neck pain and stiffness are very common complaints, but not to fret, we have the solution. Studies show, patient specific exercises and chiropractic care are two of the best approaches for resolving this condition; hopefully before it becomes too long-lasting or disabling.

Did you know your neck pain may not be coming from your neck, but rather a result of weakness somewhere else in the body? Management of weak pelvic/low back stabilizing muscles can have significant benefits for those suffering from neck pain. If you were to imagine a house with a weak foundation, the entire house is compromised, especially those areas farther away from the foundation, such as the attic. The same goes for our body, if we have a weak foundation, our pelvic floor and low back stabilizing muscles, then the attic, our head, becomes very unstable as well, as it does not have a solid foundation to rest on.

Stabilizing the low back and pelvis offers the head and neck a better foundation to rest on – cervicogenic headache and neck pain improved from the use of low back / pelvic stabilization exercises! Patients achieve the most significant improvement when stabilization exercises are catered specifically to the needs of the patient, versus a “one size fits all” regiment. If you incorporate spinal manipulation therapy along with your exercise program, you will receive optimal benefits when combining both forms of treatment for cervicogenic headache and neck pain.

If you are suffering from neck pain and headaches due to chronic neck pain, your chiropractor can significantly improve your symptoms by strengthening the deep neck flexors. When visiting your chiropractor’s office, an important part of your treatment will be to implement a treatment program that incorporates motion, manipulation, and exercise as soon as possible. 

“The key to the greatest success is chiropractic adjustments + cervical range of motion exercises + cervical stabilization exercise + lumbar/pelvis stabilization exercises! Chiropractic embraces not only spinal manipulation but also patient specific range-of-motion and strengthening/stabilization forms of exercises as “main ingredients” to care when patients present for neck pain and headaches.”

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Dr. Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and their ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regiments to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule and appointment and visit their website to learn more about their services!