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Dr. Rick's Monthly Question

June 2001

Question:

Why is the proper curve of the neck so important?

Answer:

Humans have a C-shaped cervical curve to help absorb shock and allow them to move their head freely. Many of my patients have lost their proper cervical curve, significantly reducing their range of motion and, for instance, impairing their ability to look over their shoulders while driving. One of my goals for care is to help them restore the proper cervical curve, as I did with Matthew Miller.

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Dr. Rick Allen is a chiropractor, massage therapist and dance student who is located in Trout Lake Washington. Dr. Rick welcomes your questions and suggestions for future articles. However, he cannot make specific diagnoses or treatment recommendations unless you visit him in person. He can be reached by phone at 509-395-0024 in Trout Lake email or on the World Wide Web: www.CascadeWellnessClinic.com

DISCLAIMER: The information included in this website is meant to encourage thinking concerning choices of care for and insight pertaining to possible causes of various problems. It is not a prescription for or diagnosis of any disease or condition. Suggestions are based on the assumption by the writer that a thorough examination was done previously and the reader is under care by a healthcare professional. This information is not a substitute for a live doctor.

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