How do you know if your neck is misaligned?

The first symptom of a neck misalignment may be pain. It can be a dull, throbbing pain or a sharp, throbbing pain. Pain is common when there is a misalignment of the spine because nearby nerves can become aggravated and send the wrong pain messages and signals. If you notice your neck tilting forward or your head tilting backward, it's a telltale sign of a poor posture.

When the neck is distended, as explained above, you can suffer from neck pain, which adds dozens of extra pounds of pressure on the cervical spine and increases the risk of spinal degeneration. If you can't twist your neck to the left or right or you feel pain when turning your neck, it's most likely misaligned. If you have recurring back or neck pain, even after implementing lifestyle changes, it may be time to visit your local chiropractor. A chiropractor can help you safely realign your neck to eliminate symptoms, including chronic headaches.

If you were injured in a car accident and have neck pain, chiropractic care is the best treatment for you.