Struggling with a Stiff Neck? Chiropractic Can Help
By Sandy Schroeder
If you wake up with a stiff neck, or a dull ache and tightness in your neck, every morning, you need pain relief now. Chiropractic may have the answers you need.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you helps individuals fight pain, get fit, and stay well every day.
Seeing Your Chiropractor
When you come in, your chiropractor will help you identify the causes of neck pain and find ways to avoid it in the future. The chiropractic focus on spinal health often leads to an overall improvement in health and an immediate solution for pain.
A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may provide far-reaching pain relief and a new sense of wellness. Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may help you stay well, and work on ways to prevent future pain. You will become aware of the many ways we all strain our necks every day. Together, you, your chiropractor and your doctor can find ways to keep your neck healthy.
Keeping Your Neck Happy
HarvardHealth’s Dr. Zachria Isaac said, “Stress, poor sleep and physical ailments can create neck pain over time. Arthritis, poor posture and degenerative disc disease can accelerate the problem.”
Here are some ways to help your neck.
Improve your workspace - Keep your computer monitor at eye level. Use hand-free phones. Prop up tablets and sit up straight to avoid hunching over keyboards and screens.
Keep moving - You may sit at work all day, but you can avoid neck stifness if you take five minutes each hour to stretch or walk. You invite neck pain when you lock yourself into a position.
Update glasses - Do yearly checkups and see your eye doctor whenever there are vision changes. If you are straining to see the screen your neck will pay the price.
Avoid injuries - Never try to move huge pieces of furniture or lift extremely heavy objects. Get help to avoid injuring your neck.
Keep pillows level - When you are sleeping, your head and neck should be at an even level. Using too many pillows or ones that are too firm can force your neck into uncomfortable angles.
Rest well - Make sure your mattress is the right firmness, avoiding lumpy or sagging ones that cause neck and back pain.
Responding quickly to neck pain is always a good idea. See your doctor if there is fever, weight loss or radiating pain with weakness or numbness in arms or legs.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out about affordable personal healthcare plans that eliminate the need for insurance. Clinics are open weekends and evenings, and no appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Roseville, Minn.