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Typical Causes of Neck Pain Plus Solutions That Work

By Genevieve Cunningham

Have you ever experienced pain in the neck? Chances are good that the answer is absolutely yes. Neck pain is incredibly common, and even when it's mild, it can really get in the way of life and activity. Though it's unlikely that we'll ever completely rid ourselves of aches and pains, there are certainly things we can do to lessen the amount of neck pain we experience on a regular basis -- and it starts with finding the cause! If you're ready to be done with neck pain, take a look at these common causes plus some solutions that really work. 

Causes

  • Posture - Poor posture is your enemy. It seriously contributes to pain and tension. Take note of your posture -- bent neck, slouched shoulders, rounded back and especially while using technology -- and be prepared to make changes.

  • Poor Sleep - Poor sleep can contribute to all kinds of pain. Back pain, joint pain, and most especially neck pain. Sleep is when our body gets the chance to recover, and without proper sleep, we can expect the pain and discomfort to continue. 

  • Inactivity - If you sit around all day, you're definitely going to experience pain. The body was meant to move. Pay attention to your habits. If you watch TV, play on your phone, and avoid movement on most days, you can be assured that neck pain will probably remain a part of your life. 

Solutions

  • Adequate rest - To really combat pain, start with good rest. This means some changes on your end. Set a bedtime and stick to a routine. Make sure your sleeping environment is both comfortable and supportive. The more you focus on good sleep, the more pain can be reduced with very little effort. 

  • Movement - You're going to have to move your body. It's necessary for good health as a whole, and pain relief is a big part of that! Get active in life, stretch, and exercise on a regular basis. Even if you're just walking, it will help! It will take some time to build a routine, but your neck -- and the rest of your body -- will thank you so much for your consistent effort. 

  • Chiropractic care - Chiropractic care is one of the most effective ways to deal with neck pain. The chiropractor attacks the pain at the source -- the spine. They'll very gently manipulate it, which can remove joint restrictions and ease pain. And with ongoing care, these benefits will remain a staple in your life. If you need one thing to get your neck -- and body! -- health moving in the right direction, consider making chiropractic care your first step. 

If you would like to try chiropractic care for your neck pain, you'll need the help of a professional. To get affordable care at your convenience, check out The Joint Chiropractic. You won't need an appointment, so walk in when you're ready to give it a try. Chiropractic care can make a huge difference in your quest to diminish neck pain, so don't wait! Get moving toward relief and better health with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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