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Nagging Neck Pain and How to Find Relief

By Genevieve Cunningham

Some types of pain seem to stick around longer than others. While some pains are fleeting, popping up for a very limited amount of time before disappearing again, others are chronic, showing up and sticking around for much longer than we would prefer. And these pains always seem to be in the worst places … like the neck. A pain in the neck, especially one that just won’t go away, is one of the worst kinds of pain to deal with. We use our necks for everything, so finding relief is sometimes difficult. If you’re fed up with nagging neck pain, take a look at these tips for relief.

Short-Term Relief

If you’re desperate for a little relief right now, or at least until a more permanent solution can be found, these approaches may be helpful.

  • Over-the-Counter Medication - If you’re just trying to make it through the morning or ease the pain until the meeting is over, a simple over-the-counter medication may help eliminate both inflammation and pain.

  • Heating Pad - Applying a heating pad may help to relieve a bit of pain for the short-term. When the heating pad is taken off, you may notice the pain creeping back again, but it can definitely provide a little relief in the moment.

Long-Term Relief

Chances are good that most people are actually interested in a much longer form of pain relief. While short-term relief is good for some situations, finding a solution to the problem instead of masking the symptoms is the most beneficial way to approach the pain.

  • Improvements in Sleeping Conditions - Because many kinds of neck pain seem to stem from poor sleep, adjusting sleeping conditions can completely change the health of the neck. Buy new, supportive pillows; adjust body position; and make sure you’re getting enough sleep every night.

  • Chiropractic Care - This may be the most beneficial for both long-term and short-term relief. Chiropractors focus on the spine. They’ll use manual manipulation to reduce or eliminate joint restriction in the spine, which then helps to eliminate pain in both the back and neck. Many find that it brings relief now, and that the relief lasts long into the future.

While most of these methods can be done completely on your own, you’ll need the help of a professional to get chiropractic care. If you want to get chiropractic care to ease neck pain, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easy and stress-free. Along with professional chiropractors who always put your health first, you can also use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing. No need to deal with neck discomfort on a daily basis. Get quality care and a little relief with a stop at The Joint as soon as today.

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

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