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Neck Pain Is Hard to Ignore - Chiropractic May Help

By Sandy Schroeder

When neck pain takes over, everything else pauses. Along with the pain, your arms may tingle or feel weak. Just turning your head may be a challenge, making driving dangerous.

According to HarvardHealth, most neck pain starts with everyday situations, such as slouching when you stand or sit, or twisting during sleep. Stress, extra weight and lack of exercise can contribute to the problem. Chronic neck pain may signal infection, heart disease or rheumatoid arthritis. If there is a fever or pain that lasts more than two weeks, see a doctor promptly.

How Chiropractic Helps

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you will help you find the best answers. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic seek to relieve pain without pain medication or surgery. Your chiropractor will assess your pain and review your home and work routines, and health history. A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may be used to seek pain relief, as you and your chiropractor consider a plan of treatment.

Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the best way to stay pain-free, monitor the problem, and explore ways to keep the neck strong and healthy.

Hit the Big 3 Targets First

Stay active, trim and mellow.

  • Diet – Eat healthy to lose extra weight and keep the pounds off
  • Fitness – Exercise daily with doctor approved routines that fit your schedule
  • Reduce stress – Lower the tension in your life with hobbies, meditation, tai chi, or yoga.

More Changes to Make

Prevent future neck pain with better habits such as these from HarvardHealth.

Car adjusments – Move seat to an upright position to support head and lower back. Sit close to the wheel with arms flexed to avoid reaching.

Lose the slouch – Wherever you are, at home or at work, sit up straight and make sure your lower back is supported. Keep shoulders relaxed, feet flat on the floor. Stand and stretch neck muscles every 20 minutes.

Screen positions – Keep all screens at eye level. Use a holder to keep work at the same level.

Sleep protection – Use a cervical pillow to support the neck when sitting or sleeping. Or use a towel folded to form a four-inch pad around the neck.

Reading insurance – If you read in bed use a wedge-shaped pillow to support and protect the neck and back.

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is ready to help. Stop by to find out how easy everything can be. Affordable personal healthcare plans require no insurance. Flexible weekend and evening hours are available. No appointments are needed.

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

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