Most likely it is your connective tissues that click over other tissues as you move your joints. It is benign unless there is pain associated with the movement.
Your spinal column, made up of 24 independent vertebrae, is what allows your body to move, twist, and bend through every motion of your busy day. It also encases and helps protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every muscle, tissue and organ of the body. This is why we believe the first step to an active lifestyle is a properly functioning spine.
MRI Technology can finally demonstrate the diffusion of water within your discs after a single adjustment to the spine. A 2014 study visualized gas, water and nutrient transport and aided in the removal of metabolic waste products that were associated with pain. More of these kind of studies need to be published to educatepeople of the benefits of Chiropractic over time rather than opting for the quick fix of meds or surgery that lead to further degenerative conditions.
Waking up with a pain in your neck is, well, a pain in the neck. You know it probably came from you sleeping “funny,” but what exactly does that mean? The answer starts with a quick anatomy lesson. Your spine is made up of three parts: the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spines. The cervical part is at the top, and it’s essentially what you know as your neck.
Cars today are designed with rubberized, plastic bumpers that are spring loaded to reduce the high cost of car repairs. Fender benders that used to cost $3,000 now only leave a $500 paint scratch! The problem is that @ 2/3rds of accidents are rear-enders, which causes a plastic deformation then spring loads the struck car forward. Even low impacts create a hyper-extension of the neck... loading into the seatback then the seat rebounds forward.
I hear often that "I went to my Medical Doctor and he prescribed me medicine" as if that was a cure to there problem. If you have a disc that is degenerating or numbness that keeps returning worse over the years, then it might be time to seek another opinion. It is important to look at the whole body instead of treating the symptoms with pain killers. People spend 80% of their medical costs in the last 6 months of Life. Your health is easier to maintain than to wait for a crisis to manifest!
There are 2 types of breathing: shallow and deep. Taking shallow chest breathes causes the body to operate in the "fight or flight" mode, which is highly stressful. Less oxygen goes to the brain and the body continues to operate on high alert. It is important to take deep abdominal breathes, which stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system.
Are you waking up each day with stiffness of neck and back? It is definitely an unpleasant experience wrecking your day from the onset. Thing is, there are numerous reasons why you may be stiff. Your pillow may have been too firm, too high, or too low. A cold wind may have caressed your neck upon waking up. You could have fallen asleep while watching TV and your head tilted to one side. Maybe you were using the laptop or iPad too long. And perhaps, it could have been from an accident, such as whiplash or a fall. - See more at: http://thechiroblog.com/preventing-stiffness-of-neck-and-back-in-the-mornings/#sthash.WJyQSCni.dpuf