People often joke about other people or things being “a pain in the neck”, but if you or somebody you know is suffering from neck pain, you know it’s no laughing matter.

About 1 out of 10 of all people in the US has experienced neck pain at some point in their lives. And 15.1% of people in the US said neck pain was their most common pain complaint.

Neck Pain Defined

Neck pain is defined as any type of pain that occurs from the top of your shoulders to the bottom of your head. Symptoms can be mild to severe and often limit the range of motion of your head, shoulders and upper body.

Neck pain is reported more often by women than men, and most people with neck pain tend to be between the ages of 18 to 64. The average age for neck pain patients is 49.5 years old.

Causes of Neck Pain

One of the most common causes of neck pain is aging. As you get older you are more likely to have increased wear and tear on the vertebrae, discs and nerves in your spine, often leading to neck pain.

Another common cause of neck pain is repetitive motion injuries. If you job requires you to hold your head at the same angle for a long period of time, this can increase your risk of developing neck pain. Stress is also a contributing factor in many cases of neck pain.

Like any type of pain, neck pain is nature’s way of telling you that something is not right within your body. Pain indicates that the natural balance has been disturbed and that something is out of whack.

The Natural Solution for Neck Pain

Because neck pain tends to originate in the spinal column, one of the most effective solutions is chiropractic care.

Chiropractors specialize in using natural, holistic techniques that return the spine to its original position. This can relieve the pressures on the discs, nerves and vertebrae that can lead to neck pain.

Fast, Effective Relief

Most patients can experience immediate relief from neck pain and other symptoms with just a few gentle chiropractic sessions. Plus, because chiropractors treat the causes of neck pain – rather than masking them with drugs or using invasive procedures such as surgeries – once the pain is gone, it typically won’t return unless something else goes out of balance within the body.

Neck pain is one of the most irritating and annoying forms of pain you can experience. That’s because it can affect your ability to move naturally and can easily spread to other parts of the body, such as the shoulders and back.

Address your neck pain by scheduling your free consultation with one of our chiropractors right now. We can provide you with the gentle, long-lasting – and often permanent – relief you seek while employing only natural, holistic, non-invasive techniques.

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Peter Halvorson, DC

Dr. Peter Halvorson has been involved in ‘non-pharmaceutical’ healthcare also known as Alternative and Complementary Medicine (CAM) since the late 1970’s when as a teenager he studied foot reflexology and explored a vegetarian diet. He discovered Chiropractic healthcare as a patient in his twenties, has been a Massage Therapist since 1993 and recently completed a three and half year program for his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Since then he has realized the great importance of a healthy brain and neurological system. Chiropractic is essentially neurologically based, and the burgeoning neurological research of the past twenty years has shown that we must move from ‘pain and chasing symptoms’ to ‘brain health and finding cause’ as this is truly the source of a capable immune system and a sound physical body. Dr. Halvorson has worked with Olympic athletes, a World Cup ski racer, and has himself been a top ten triathlete and age group competitor in running and Nordic ski events. He is particularly fond of Chiropractic, as through its care he has avoided three ‘recommended’ surgeries, yet continues to enjoy a mobile, pain free life. His outdoor pursuits include Alpine and backcountry skiing, trail running, Nordic skiing, kayaking, and mountain adventures in Colorado, Asia, and South America. Dr. Halvorson has led a colorful and adventurous life, having travelled the world through 24 countries and many continents; from McMurdo Station, Antarctica to Mt. Denali in Alaska, and from Tibet to Paris. He has also studied and practices yoga, and completed several months’ long meditation retreats. Along the way he has met extraordinary people, cultures and ideals and through these experiences he brings a wealth of knowledge, both studied and experienced, to his unique outlook on healthcare. He marvels at the amazing ability of the human body to perform, recover, change and heal. He is happy to share this knowledge and guide you on your own path towards a productive, mobile, pain free life.