Getting Rid of Your Neck Pain Once and for All!
By Donna Stark
How many times a week do you feel pain in your neck? Or is it more accurate to ask how many times a day does it hurt? The bad news is that most people will experience some form of neck pain during their lifetime, but the good news is that for the majority of cases, it can be resolved rather easily with chiropractic care. If you are tired of dealing with that pain in your neck, come on in to The Joint Chiropractic, but first, take a look at some of the most common reasons for neck pain.
Degeneration and Osteoarthritis
Aging and joint degeneration seem to go hand-in-hand, especially when it comes to your spine and neck. The disks between your vertebrae can thin out, your cartilage can wear away ... and although you may not see those changes as they are happening, you can definitely feel them! These conditions can cause pain and stiffness throughout the day and will typically get worse as the day progresses.
Your head is heavier than you think. In fact, it's equal to the weight of a bowling ball, so imagine how much strain you are placing on it when you lean your head forward and down. The worst part about that posture though, is that you may not even be aware of how often you do it! It's important to pay attention to how you hold your body so that your ligaments, tendons, and muscles don't end up being damaged or hurt.
Degeneration, poor posture, and unnatural positions can lead to pinched nerves in the neck which can lead to pain, numbness, and tingling that radiates all the way down your arm. And if that's not bad enough, it can lead to muscle weakness too! When the symptoms get to this point, your best bet is to seek help as soon as you can.
Getting the Help You Need
Sometimes, all it takes is a little extra rest and tender loving care (heat, ice, massage, improved posture) for your neck to feel better, but other times, you may need to see a professional. Fortunately, your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic know a thing or two about neck pain and can provide a safe and effective solution for yours.
With precise, all-natural adjustments that target the underlying source of your pain, they can help ease muscle tension, reduce inflammation, soothe irritated nerves, and remove any dysfunction or nerve interference found in your neck, upper back, and shoulders. They will also give you suggestions on how to stretch, exercise, and strengthen that area of your body so that you can look forward to pain-free days ahead.
So, what are you waiting for? Come on in to The Joint Chiropractic today and get rid of that neck pain once and for all.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.