It’s safe to say most of us have experienced excruciating neck pain at some point or another. A number of reasons are behind this – a sports injury, migraine, etc. Many people go to sleep perfectly fine but wake up the next day suffering from neck pain.
Additionally, more women than men suffer from neck pain. How bad is it? And what are the different ways people can better manage neck pain using principles of chiropractic care?
Sleep on Your Back If Possible
Sleeping on the back is generally the best position as it lets the entire spine rest comfortably all night. People with neck problems and who have tried this wonderful tip also place a pillow under each arm. This helps support each arm which takes off strain from the neck.
People suffering from spinal arthritis or stenosis find it helpful to sleep at a slight incline. They do this by adding a foam wedge pillow and/or switch to an adjustable bed.
Avoid Neck Pain from Straining
Looking down (at your cell phone or anything else) for a long amount of time places excessive strain on the neck. The same happens when people text while looking down at their mobile devices.
You won’t realize the negative implications of texting while looking down (which strains the neck) until this issue becomes serious. Added stress on the joints, ligaments and discs can lead to premature degenerative changes in the neck. How to avoid this?
- Raise your phone or mobile device to eye level when using
- Minimizing your texting time
- Rest your hand and device on a pillow when using
- Take frequent breaks from using the phone or mobile device
Relax Your Neck and Shoulder Muscles
A lot of people have stress and tension around the muscles of their neck and shoulders. This causes pain or discomfort if nothing is done to alleviate symptoms.
There is an easy way of dealing with stress centered on your neck and shoulders. Conduct relaxation techniques throughout the day as this helps ease tension, increase focus, and relieves pain.
Try a hand at breathing exercises, gentle stretches, walking (at lunch or after dinner), or getting a soft tissue massage.
Try Chiropractic Neck Adjustments
Chiropractic neck adjustments known as cervical manipulation have become a very popular option when it comes to reducing or treating neck pain. A few sessions of chiropractic neck adjustments help loosen joints of the cervical vertebrae in the neck which reduces pain caused by muscle spasms and pinched nerves.
Professional and experienced chiropractors use their hands to adjust the neck, snapping the vertebrae back into its proper alignment.
We offer chiropractic treatment for a number of issues including minor sports injuries, sciatica, fibromyalgia, joint problems, arthritic pain, whiplash, auto injuries and much more.
So don’t suffer in pain any moment longer! Make an appointment with Amazing Spine Care today!