The health of your neck is very important, and when you feel pain in your neck it is a warning. Your body functions under the control of your central nervous system which starts in your brain and turns into the spinal cord running through the 7 bones in your neck into your spine. From there, the nerves branch out into your body between the bones in your neck and spine to control every system in your body. By “every system,” I mean every muscle, every organ, every function…everything including every cell in your body. Your neck is the gateway between your brain and the rest of your body. So, when your neck is out of alignment, it will affect the rest of your body.
When there is any type of interference to your nervous system, your body will not function optimally. You will get sick more, have more headaches (Neck pain is a leading cause of headaches. 95% of headaches originate in the neck), have a weaker immune system, sleep issues, more severe allergies, numbness and tingling running down into your arms, and a lot of times people start experiencing things like anxiety and depression. Leaving subluxations, or misalignments, that cause neck pain untreated can lead to additional problems.