For Pain Relief, See Your Chiropractor for Relief
By Stephen R. Farris
Have you ever woken up in the morning and found it hard to move your neck? You're left wondering why it hurts and feels stiff. You start to question the pain. Did I sleep wrong or what?
The answer is not always easy. Yes, the pain could be from sleeping in the wrong position, or caused from the comfort level of your pillow for instance. Too firm, too soft, etc.
It might not be any of these, or it could be that your neck pain began to evolve at work. Sometimes, whether we realize it or not, we put undue stress on the muscles in our neck, causing pain or strain. Some of those situations could be from sleep or exercise as well, such as:
- Poor posture
- Sitting at your desk for too long without taking a break
- Sleeping with your neck in a poor position
- Jerking your neck during workouts
The source of your neck pain could derive from a recent or old injury, a sign of meningitis (in which you should seek immediate medical attention), or signs of a heart attack, but if this is the case you'd probably be experiencing some other signs as well, for instance:
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in your arm and/or jaw
If it's just simple neck pain, there are ways to help relieve it. You can try ice and heat therapy, or do a few stretching exercises to see if these relieve the pain. Most people with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia often feel relief after stretching exercises, which are usually performed each day. Even if you don't suffer from any of those, it's still a good idea to do some light stretching upon waking up.
If your neck pain seems to happen more often, then it could be associated with the joints in your spine slightly out of alignment. In that case, it's probably a good idea to pay a visit to your local chiropractor such as the licensed professionals at The Joint Chiropractic.
The doctors of chiropractic at The Joint use an all-natural, noninvasive, non-addictive, hands-on approach to relieve your pain by gently manipulating the joints in your spine to reduce any restrictions on them, and the good news is that it's all done without the use of prescription or over-the-counter medication.
You can get the neck pain relief you need at any of The Joint's 600-plus, nationwide locations, and no appointment is necessary. Just walk right in and ask to speak to one of the chiropractors on staff to begin your journey to a more pain-free lifestyle.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Charlotte, N.C.