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Simple Solutions for Neck Stiffness

Have you ever woken up with one of those cricks that just won’t go away? A stiff neck can really get in the way of life. It suddenly becomes harder to do anything. Exercise? It hurts. Drive? It hurts. Even simple walking? Yep, it hurts. Luckily, there are some simple solutions to neck stiffness that can get you back to pain free living. If you suffer from a stiff neck, check out these common solutions.

Massage

For some types of neck pain, a simple massage can get the job done. This is especially true if your pain is a result of muscle soreness. Sometimes the muscles get a little tight, so getting the knots out can do a lot of good. Whether you give yourself a massage, ask for help from a friend, or see a professional, this technique can sometimes help with milder forms of neck pain.

Improve Your Sleeping Habits

A lot of neck pain results in holding the head at a bad angle in your sleep. To improve this kind of neck pain, some simple changes in your sleeping can make all the difference. Ensure that you are sleeping on a pillow, but not one that is too high, as this puts the neck at an unnatural angle. It can also help to sleep on your side. Sleeping on your side can ensure that the spine, from top to bottom, is in alignment as you rest.

Exercise

Although it will probably hurt in the beginning, easy or low impact exercises can help you maintain your range of motion, which helps eliminate and prevent neck pain. If you have a lot of pain, stick to simple exercises like stretching and walking. If you’re going for prevention, any form of exercise is good. Always take care when exercising to prevent any further injury or pain to the area.

Chiropractic Care

One of the best remedies for many people is to see a chiropractor on a regular basis. Getting regular chiropractic care not only helps treat neck pain, but has also been shown to prevent neck pain in the future. A chiropractor generally performs spinal manipulation in order to realign any misalignments of the spine. This helps to relieve pain, release tension, and allow for proper functioning of the spine and the entire central nervous system.

To get chiropractic care to potentially help your neck stiffness, you can walk into The Joint...the Chiropractic Place at anytime. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine leading to less aches and pains. With walk-in appointments and affordable pricing, you may be able to get the care you need starting today. Don’t live with pain anymore! Get to The Joint, and a chiropractor may be able to help you live a healthy pain free life.

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