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Neck Pain 

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Do you often experience neck pain or stiffness?

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Do you feel like your shoulders are on fire for most of the day?

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Does turning your head side to side cause you pain? 

 

You are not alone in your suffering. In fact, it is said that neck pain is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide. With a lifetime prevalence of 71%, most adults can expect to experience neck pain at some point during their lifetime. The prevalence of neck pain peaks in middle age and is more common in women. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25659245)

What Causes Neck Pain? 

Many people are now at a desk all day, going full speed ahead on their computer or doing repetitive tasks that are placing unwanted stress on their neck and shoulders. Add to this our fast-paced go-go life with a long list of things to accomplish and a deadline to meet and it’s no wonder more and more people are suffering from neck pain. This often starts as the occasional episode that you brush off and assume you must have “slept funny”, quickly leading to these occurrences being more the norm than the exception.

The bones of the spine work hard to protect our nervous system and need to be kept in proper alignment for us to be pain-free. When spinal vertebrae become misaligned from things like past slips, falls, sedentary lifestyles, repetitive movements or chronic stress, it can impact our overall health and well-being. Pain is there to tell us something is wrong. Think of it as the warning engine light on your car; you would not just place duck tape over it to no longer see it and ignore the problem as this may very well lead you to be on the side of the highway calling CAA for help. Referred neck pain can be felt on top of the shoulders, between the shoulder blades, along the jaw, in the front of the chest and as a headache.

How to Get Lasting Relief

Chronic neck pain can easily develop into other associated symptoms like pain in the shoulders, between the shoulder blades, along the jaw, in the front of the chest and as a headache. It can also lead to Joint Degeneration Disease (JDD) and Disc Degeneration Disease (DDD) which are not actually “diseases” but more degeneration caused by abnormal spinal mechanics. 

Have you purchased pillows after pillows trying to get comfortable at night? Have you bought at-home self-massage units or begged your partner to rub your shoulders to get any kind of relief, often to no avail? Symptoms may disappear for a short while just to come back with a vengeance later. In order to get some lasting relief one has to go to the source of the problem and address the cause of neck pain by restoring the mobility of the cervical spine. Each of the 7 cervical vertebrae needs to move correctly over one another so the ligaments, tendons, and muscles don’t have extra strains put on them. Though stretching is an important part of general fitness, you can’t stretch yourself out of improper spinal alignment.

What if instead of your body dictating what events you can participate in, it helped facilitate you living out your best life? Imagine how freeing it would feel to be able to make your bed, help your kid with their school project, say yes to extra hours at work or enjoy a night out without having to be distracted or prevented by the pain in your neck

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What Causes Neck Pain? 

Many people are now at a desk all day, going full speed ahead on their computer or doing repetitive tasks that are placing unwanted stress on their neck and shoulders. Add to this our fast-paced go-go life with a long list of things to accomplish and a deadline to meet and it’s no wonder more and more people are suffering from neck pain. This often starts as the occasional episode that you brush off and assume you must have “slept funny”, quickly leading to these occurrences being more the norm than the exception.

The bones of the spine work hard to protect our nervous system and need to be kept in proper alignment for us to be pain-free. When spinal vertebrae become misaligned from things like past slips, falls, sedentary lifestyles, repetitive movements or chronic stress, it can impact our overall health and well-being. Pain is there to tell us something is wrong. Think of it as the warning engine light on your car; you would not just place duck tape over it to no longer see it and ignore the problem as this may very well lead you to be on the side of the highway calling CAA for help. Referred neck pain can be felt on top of the shoulders, between the shoulder blades, along the jaw, in the front of the chest and as a headache.

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How to Get Lasting Relief

Chronic neck pain can easily develop into other associated symptoms like pain in the shoulders, between the shoulder blades, along the jaw, in the front of the chest and as a headache. It can also lead to Joint Degeneration Disease (JDD) and Disc Degeneration Disease (DDD) which are not actually “diseases” but more degeneration caused by abnormal spinal mechanics. 

Have you purchased pillows after pillows trying to get comfortable at night? Have you bought at-home self-massage units or begged your partner to rub your shoulders to get any kind of relief, often to no avail? Symptoms may disappear for a short while just to come back with a vengeance later. In order to get some lasting relief one has to go to the source of the problem and address the cause of neck pain by restoring the mobility of the cervical spine. Each of the 7 cervical vertebrae needs to move correctly over one another so the ligaments, tendons, and muscles don’t have extra strains put on them. Though stretching is an important part of general fitness, you can’t stretch yourself out of improper spinal alignment.

What if instead of your body dictating what events you can participate in, it helped facilitate you living out your best life? Imagine how freeing it would feel to be able to make your bed, help your kid with their school project, say yes to extra hours at work or enjoy a night out without having to be distracted or prevented by the pain in your neck

  • This Clinic is great! I was impressed by the use of the most up to date technology in my first appointment. They care is great and I am pain free again. The staff are friendly and know the patients by name.

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    Jason Christensen
    12/25/2019

    Sante is the best! I can not recommend this place enough! Everyone who works there is dedicated, kind and truly care about their clients. If you're dealing with a specific issue or if you're looking at your overall health, Sante has everything you need and people who know how to help.Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp is exceptional, her chiropractic work is beyond thorough from start to finish. I am amazed by how quickly I saw HUGE changes, not just in the areas I was feeling pain in, but in my overall health and well-being. Thank you!

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    Leah Arnold-Parsons
    11/06/2019

    Dr. Nathalie pays very close attention to every aspect of health and wellness and wisely approaches treatment and prevention from a holistic perspective. I was amazed that I started seeing improvements in my sleep, energy and pain levels immediately following my first treatment with Dr. Nathalie! I have not felt this good in two years and I am certain that with continued treatment, I can get off the medications that have been causing me numerous undesirable side effects. As a nurse of 26 years I highly recommend Dr. Nathalie's wonderful book, "Hack Your Health Habits" for everyone! You will not be disappointed with her wealth of current (and referenced) information that makes sense of everything, from supplements and hormones, to detoxing, immunity and cognitive function, to list just a few of the subjects she touches on! Thank you Dr. Nathalie for improving my quality of life and giving me hope, when my other doctors and pain specialist have told me they cannot do anything more to help me! Your care is life-changing for me!! Your staff are pretty awesome too 🙂

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    Cindy Pepper
    8/06/2019
  • Dr. Nathalie is a very knowledgeable, experienced professional. I've had chiropractic care before, however I was always nervous to have my neck adjusted. Dr. Nathalie inspires such confidence that I have no worries at all about any procedures. I'm seeing improvement in my pain, stiffness and energy level. The entire office is very professional, efficient, and has the latest equipment for identifying issues in your body. I'm glad to be a patient there.

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    Marianne Prokopec
    8/06/2019

Great news!

At Santé Chiropractic and Wellness Centre we have state of the art technology that allows us to evaluate and find the cause of your neck pain and determine the best treatment plan. The clinic has been serving the Orléans community for over 24+ years, helping people staying pain-free, active and healthy.

For Your Neck Pain New Patient Evaluation

What does this Neck Pain Evaluation include?

  • A thorough consultation about your neck problems where we will review the details of your current health status.
  • A full neuromusculoskeletal examination.
  • State-of-the-Art technology to perform neuro-spinal scans to measure the efficiency of your nervous system and brain-body communication.
  • If necessary, x-rays to determine the state of your spine in terms of degeneration and if specific spinal problems, such as subluxations in the neck, are contributing to your pain and symptoms.
  • An in-depth analysis and report of your exam and x-ray findings so we can start mapping out your plan to being pain-free and active again.
  • A thorough consultation about your neck problems where we will review the details of your current health status.
  • A full neuromusculoskeletal examination.
  • State-of-the-Art technology to perform neuro-spinal scans to measure the efficiency of your nervous system and brain-body communication.
  • If necessary, x-rays to determine the state of your spine in terms of degeneration and if specific spinal problems, such as subluxations in the neck, are contributing to your pain and symptoms.
  • An in-depth analysis and report of your exam and x-ray findings so we can start mapping out your plan to being pain-free and active again.
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