Ask an expert
Question

31 Jan 2006

neck problems
Hi there, I've had a neck problem since I can remember, I am now 24, I never injured my neck as per say in sport or anywhere I can think of it could have gotten damaged, but I have to go to the chiropractor every now and again when I can't stand the irritation of my neck anymore, they just click it back in and it will be better for a little time only, I never seem to get to the solution for my neck to not pain at all, I started to think maybe I must become a chiropractor myself to click my neck in everytime it gets so sore. I have no idea on what I need to do to get rid of my problem, please help?
Answer 328 views
Expert
Sports injuries

01 Jan 0001

Hi einapyn

There can be a number of causes; from bone through discs to muscular.
A common cause can be postural; the way one sits in front of the computer, for example. Check that your chair height/ screen distance are suitable i.e. that one isn't doing an imitation of Quasimodo. Or as the estate agents would say; position , position, position!

Chiropractory does work and well, but it may be worth trying another form of therapist such as a physio for an alternative style of therapy.

If an X-ray has not been done it would be good to do one to exclude other causes.

good luck
Dr P

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.