CLA Update: Neck Adjustments Improve Joint Position Sense

June 6, 2014

You may have heard that your body follows your head when you’re moving or participating in a sport event, such as gymnastics or swimming. This is called “proprioception,” or joint position sense, which is the ability to control your limbs without looking at them.

Neck Adjustments

For those who suffer from neck pain caused by subluxations, joint position sense can be affected due to limited range of motion in the joints of the neck. This causes a lack of fluidity in movement, slows down speed and decreases accuracy. These symptoms can lead to dizziness, headaches, lowered energy and disturbed sleep.

In a recent study conducted by Korea NazareneUniversity, the first study to be performed on healthy patients, it was found that chiropractic adjustments of the cervical spine (neck) improved joint position sense in all 30 of those who participated. With precise measurements of neck angles along with movements of the upper body, it was determined that chiropractic adjustments significantly improved proprioception.

When there are subluxations in the cervical spine, not only does nerve interference occur, which can affect the signals of your brain to your body, but limited range of motion in the neck area may occur as well. If you suffer from neck pain or have experienced¬†a whiplash injury, you’re likely experiencing a decreased joint position sense, especially in your upper body. Chiropractic care for neck health can significantly improve your condition and help restore your natural movement.

Here’s the bottom line in chiropractic care — if you’re alive and suffer from neck pain or whiplash injury, you’re better off without the pain and limited joint position sense that subluxations causes. Chiropractic Lifecare of America believes everyone should have access to quality and affordable chiropractic care. Please call 800.775.7900, or contact us to learn how we can save you up to 50 percent on quality chiropractic care.

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