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Aiding in Neck and Shoulder Pain

Neck and shoulder pain often go hand in hand. Since they are so closely connected, one often leads to the other, and you wind up with one big pain in your upper body. When it comes to this kind of pain, there are a few options available for relief. Check out these options for controlling the pain in your neck and shoulders and feeling better all over.


Sometimes, especially for slight or temporary pain, over the counter medication can make a pretty big difference. These medications can reduce inflammation and therefore reduce pain as well. For long term problems, over the counters are probably not enough, so some other pain management techniques should probably be considered. With very light pain or short term pain, these over the counters may be all you need.


Applying heat promotes self healing of aches and pains all over the body. It brings blood to the area which is one way that the body heals itself. It also reduces inflammation, which ultimately leads to less pain as the tension around the area is released. Applying heat is as simple as holding a heating pad on the spot or applying a topical gel. For some types of pain, especially in the case of injuries, alternating heat with ice might be the technique most preferred.

Chiropractic Care

For a lot of people, regular chiropractic care leads to a reduction in pain in both the shoulders and the neck. When the spine is in alignment, it allows the rest of the body to be in better alignment as well. This means that there is less pain, a greater range of motion, and an overall feeling of well-being. The shoulders and neck also experience a release of built up tension which further enhances the reduction of pain.

For ongoing chiropractic care and a healthier upper body, walk into The Joint...the Chiropractic Place anytime to get the care and help that you need. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine properly to allow for a healthier spine and a pain free neck and shoulders. With walk-in appointments and affordable pricing, anyone and everyone may be able to get the help and care they need. Get to The Joint to potentially reap the many benefits that come with regular chiropractic care and to have a stronger neck and shoulders for years to come.

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