Chiropractic Care for Nagging Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the worst pains for many people. Many times, neck pain is not just a one time ordeal, but rather a pain that tends to stick around for a while. Because of this, people everywhere are looking for pain management solutions for their ongoing neck pain. Here are a few of the most often used remedies for getting rid of that nagging neck pain.

Topical Gels

Topical gels, like IcyHot, help by simulating the effect of heat and ice. It’s similar to using a heating pad or an ice pack, but you can use these agents on the go. Simply rub a small amount onto the sore spot, and you’ll soon experience a little relief from the pain. One important aspect of topical agents is that they are not a cure for neck pain. Long term or ongoing pain will probably need more extensive pain management techniques, but for short term or temporary pain, topical gels can give you some relief.

Heat and Ice

Similarly to topical gels, heat and ice can reduce inflammation and pain. This option should be used when you have a little bit more time, as sitting still with a heating pad or ice pack on your neck can be a bit time consuming. Again, this is not a long term solution, but it may be able to provide a little relief at the end of a long day.

Medication

Some types of neck pain can be treated with medication. For temporary or mild pain, a simple over the counter like Tylenol or Ibuprofen can give some relief. This is not a cure, but can lessen the symptoms in some cases. For long term pain, another method may be needed in conjunction or in place of this pain management technique.

Chiropractic Care

Regular chiropractic care has been shown to reduce and in some cases prevent neck pain. Chiropractors perform spinal manipulation to ensure that the spine is in its proper alignment. This can give the same results as many of the other pain management techniques, except that this goes after the cause of neck pain instead of treating only the symptoms.

To get chiropractic care, you can walk into The Joint...the Chiropractic Place at anytime. Chiropractors there may be able to align your spine properly and potentially eliminate your neck pain. With a walk-in appointment policy and affordable pricing, many people are able to get the care and help that they need. Get into The Joint and a chiropractor may be able to help you lead a healthy and pain free life.

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