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Protect the Neck and Head With a Chiropractor's Help

By Genevieve Cunningham

We use the head and neck for everything. Anytime we hold up our head -- which is basically all of the time except when we're sleeping -- we're using this part of the body. But for as much as we use the head and neck, we really don't give it much attention when it comes to health. What would healthy habits for the head and neck even look like? Is there anything that we can do to prevent injury and minimize pain? If you would like to protect this very important part of your body, take a look at why a trip to the chiropractor might be in order. 

Typical Head Pain

When people experience pains in the head, we generally refer to it as a headache. Headaches come in all shapes and sizes  which basically means that they can vary widely in frequency and intensity. They often show up without warning, and can be mild enough to allow you to continue the rest of the day or severe enough to put you in the bed. Though everyone's experiences are slightly different, most people are familiar with this common pain and its challenges.

Typical Neck Pain

Neck pain, for many people, hits them when they first wake up. They move their head and are bombarded with discomfort. This is what's known as a crick in the neck. No matter whether your pain starts in the morning or shows up later in the day, neck pain often prevents full motion of the neck, which makes most activities painful and difficult. This is a pain that is troublesome to overcome, as there's very little time to rest this area of the body on a typical day.

Typical Methods of Relief

The treatment method used for neck and head pain might be different based on the severity and cause of the pain. Some options might include pain relievers, exercise and stretching, massage, and topical gels. It's also important to get enough rest, as the body can't heal properly without adequate rest. 

Why Chiropractic Care is Best

If these options aren't working for you, or if you're looking for a long-term management option, it might be time to turn to chiropractic care. Chiropractors use gentle manipulation to remove joint restrictions from the body. Once removed, many find pain significantly reduced and their health boosted as a whole. If getting rid of pain and protecting the head and neck long-term sounds good, it's time to try chiropractic care and add it to your life regularly.

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is an easy process. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without any extra stress or hassle. Experiencing some pain in life is normal, but constant pain shouldn't be the norm. Get some relief from the pain and boost your health for good beginning with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic as soon as today.

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

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