Neck Pain - Possible Reasons in Farmington MI

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A person may wake up one morning with neck pain that causes them to wonder what he might have done to cause it. Did you sleep in the wrong position? Did you lift something the day before that is making it hurt now? There can be a number of reasons for neck pain. Let's examine a few activities that may be contributing to it.

Repetitive movement of the neck or one drawn-out movement can cause a person to strain his neck. This comes from overusing or overstretching the neck ligaments, causing what is referred to as a sprain. This may also cause muscle spasms of the neck. How do these come about? The following activities can contribute to this.

  • Sleeping wrong: Using an improper pillow, one that is too high and props the neck up or one that is too flat and offers no support, are both a problem. Also, sleeping while lying on the stomach with the head turned to one side can cause neck pain.
  • Keeping the head in an uncomfortable position for a long time: For example, talking on the phone with it propped between the ear and shoulder, watching TV while turning the head, or reading with the head bent forward.
  • Tension: Tightening the muscles of the head, shoulders, and neck because of being stressed or focusing too intently on something.
  • Upper body use: Overusing the arms and upper body in such activities as painting overhead or playing tennis.

If a person does their best to try to avoid these activities, he will have a much better chance of waking up without neck pain.  So, what can a person do if they are already dealing with neck pain?

A good place to begin is to make an appointment with an upper cervical chiropractor. We have had much success in relieving our patients with neck pain. It has been proven that a misalignment in the upper part of the neck of only ¼ of a millimeter can cause a multitude of problems throughout the body. It could be the cause of a patient's neck pain. Once we correct this misalignment, a person may be free of neck pain long-term.


To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call 248-780-8864 or just click the button below area.

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If you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at

Dr. Chris Perkins Chiropractor Farmington Hills Mi.

Meet Dr. Christopher Perkins

Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit  for 3 years in row.

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"After 30 plus years of almost daily headaches and increasing severe debilitating migraines, I am pain free. I had tried everything, including 3 different chiropractors, medical tests, food allergy tests, special prism glasses, massage, etc. Dr. Perkins was a life changer for sure. Thanks to Dr. Perkins, I now know what it is like to live without pain. For someone with my headache history, this is a miracle"... Kathy Hiatt
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