People with the following neck conditions can be seen visiting Melville Wellness Centre for treatment and advice. We have been helping the people of Perth with their health care needs for over 20 years:
- Bone Spurs / Lipping
- Herniated / Slipped Disc
- Nerve Compression / Pinching
- Muscle Strains
- Ligament Sprains
- Whiplash /Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Headaches / Migraines
Your Amazing Incredible Neck
Your neck is packed with all kinds of things: bones (vertebrae), nerves, blood vessels, glands, voice box (larynx), oesophagus (food pipe), trachea (windpipe), discs, connective tissue, muscles, ligaments, tendons and other structures. Your amazing, incredible neck balances your heavy head as it turns, tilts and twists without damaging its vital occupants.
Your Cervical Spine
You have seven neck bones (also called cervical vertebrae) and they are numbered C-1 to C-7 from top to bottom. Your top cervical vertebra, C-1, has a special name—the atlas—because, like Atlas in Greek mythology, it balances a globe, your skull. The next one is C-2 and it also has a special name—the axis—because it permits your neck to move in many different directions.
All your vertebrae work together to balance your head and protect your spinal cord, an extension of your brain that lies in your neck. This protection is extremely important because a spinal cord injury can result in paralysis or death.
Where’s Your Head at?
Imagine you are carrying a bowling ball. But instead of carrying it closely at your side you hold it a few inches away from your body. You’d get tired very quickly! It’s the same with your head. If it’s just a tiny bit off-centre you will start to suffer from fatigue as well as stress and pain involving your neck, shoulders, lower back, discs, hips, arms, knees and feet.
Whiplash injury is a common cause of neck issues. Whiplash and neck injury sufferers may complain of headaches; neck pain / stiffness; vision problems; dizziness; ringing in the ears; tongue and throat problems. The most serious neck injuries – fracture, dislocation or severe tissue damage – can be fatal if not given emergency medical care. Most other neck problems, although not life-threatening, can impair your long term health if not corrected.
If you require any further information about the above conditions, please call our professional Chiropractors at Melville Wellness Centre on 9314 2777, or book your appointment online.
At our clinic we provide many treatments for neck conditions, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Joint Mobilisation and Manipulation
- Soft Tissue Therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Taping / Bracing
- Dry Needling
- Rehabilitative stretches and exercises
Our Chiropractors thoroughly examine each individual patient and their specific condition’s treatment requirements. We provide step-by-step advice to ensure a complete recovery of the patient, and to prevent any future relapses.