3535 Martin Way E. Olympia WA 98506
Between IHOP & 7Eleven on Martin Way at Lilly Rd
Phone (360) 491-9135 or 438-6425
Chiropractors & Licensed Massage Therapists alleviating pain for families in Olympia Lacey Tumwater areas since 1995
Thurston County's Best
Back & Neck
Pain Relief Experts
AUTO INJURIES ~ WORK INJURIES ~ PERSONAL INJURIES ~ SPORTS INJURIES
Immediate Pain Relief ~ Our 1st Priority
Your Amazing Incredible Neck
Inside your neck are your neck bones (cervical
vertebrae), spinal and cranial nerves, spinal cord, blood
vessels, glands (including the thyroid and parathyroids), voice
box (larynx), esophagus, trachea, brain stem, and many muscles,
ligaments and other structures. With all that, it’s still
able to gracefully balance your head and turn, tilt and bend
without damaging its vital occupants.
That’s amazing because if your neck’s functions are
interrupted for even a few seconds you’d lose consciousness
and begin to die.
The Cervical Spine
Cervix is the Latin word for neck, meaning a
constricted area (the uterus and urinary bladders have a neck or
cervix too). Your seven small neck bones are called cervical
vertebrae, numbered C-1 to C-7.
Inside your cervical vertebrae lies your spinal cord, a
continuation of the brain down your neck and back. Protection of
the spinal cord is extremely important because an injury to it
can result in instant paralysis or death.
Your vertebrae are connected to each other by discs, ligaments
and tendons that help give the neck its shape (the cerviccurve).
Between the vertebrae are openings where nerves, blood vessels,
lymphatic vessels, fat and connective tissues are found.
With all of the neck’s complexity it should come as no
surprise that neck problems are common. They may develop suddenly
from a trauma such as a whiplash or fall, or slowly as a result
of spinal imbalance, vertebral subluxations, emotional stress or
bad posture. Damaged or irritated neck nerves can cause more than
neck pain. Pain in the face, shoulder, arm, wrist, hand and
fingers as well as reduced neck motion may also occur. Other neck
problems include headaches, vision difficulties, dizziness,
ringing in the ears, decreased attention span, learning and
memory impairments, nasal problems, tongue and throat
The most serious neck problems—such as fracture,
dislocation or severe tissue damage—can be fatal if not
given emergency medical care. Most other neck problems, however,
although not life-threatening, can impair your health if not
Pain in the neck can be caused by irritation, inflammation,
injury or infection. Pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, hand or
head most frequently results from irritation of cervical nerve
roots in the region of the intervertebral foramen, encroachment
of the vascular supply as it courses through the vertebral canal,
or invasion of the cord in the spinal canal.
The Role Of The Chiropractor
When the spinal bones are off center, the small openings
through which the nerves travel may become narrower causing
irritation to the cervical nerve roots10 and may also cause
pressure upon the spinal cord. Chiropractic spinal care counters
the effect of stress and unnatural wear and tear by relieving
your neck of the vertebral subluxation complex and restoring
proper movement to the spinal column.
Chiropractic & Neck Injury
Since most medical doctors and physical therapists are not
trained to locate and correct vertebral subluxations, an accident
victim will leave the emergency room with as many subluxations as
they had when they entered. Without chiropractic spinal care, a
neck injury might continue to cause silent damage for decades
before the problem is recognized; by that time it may be too late
for a complete recovery.
Get A Spinal Checkup
Everyone with a spine needs to have it checked periodically by
a chiropractor. Just as a periodic dental checkup is necessary to
keep your teeth healthy, so a chiropractic spinal checkup is
necessary to ensure a nervous system that is free from vertebral
subluxations permitting you to experience greater healing and
Contact Us today and experience the Dr. Derrick, D.C. Family Massage Center Olympia difference!
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Chiropractors, also known as doctors of chiropractic or chiropractor physicians, diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems, especially the spine. Interference with these systems impairs the body's normal functions and lowers its resistance to disease......Read more:.....
Our Chiropractors & Licensed Massage Therapists have alleviated pain for back, low back, neck and many other injuries through relaxing chiropractic and therapeutic feel good curative massage therapy for families in surrounding areas of Olympia Thurston County Washington since 1995.
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