Chiropractic Care for Neck Wellness

If you have ever woken up with a crick in the neck, then you know how annoying and problematic it can be. Your neck is used all day everyday for holding up and turning your head. If you have a pain in the neck, it’s almost impossible to ignore. If you suffer from a pain in the neck, check out these common remedies that can get rid of that stubborn pain.

Exercise

Maintaining a healthy exercise routine, especially one that includes stretching, can help to alleviate and prevent neck pain. Exercising helps keep the muscles and body strong which can help keep you free of injury. Simple exercise like walking may be all it takes to see the benefit from this tip.

Heat

Applying heat to an afflicted area can provide some relief for minor pain. Heat reduces inflammation, and therefore pain. While this may not work for long term or severe neck pain, it can provide relief in a slight crick in the neck or a pulled muscle. If you don't have time to sit with a heating pad, try a topical gel like IcyHot. For more severe cases, another option might be better.

Medication

This is another great solution for minor or temporary neck pain. Medication can reduce both pain and swelling of an afflicted area. Over the counters like Tylenol and Ibuprofen can work fairly quickly and adequately. For severe pain or ongoing pain, another option might be worth looking at since you may not want to be forced to take medication everyday for your neck pain.

Chiropractic Care

Regular chiropractic care has been shown to reduce and in some cases prevent neck pain. A chiropractor can generally perform spinal manipulation to fix misalignments of the vertebrae of the spine. These misalignments often cause pain and tension all over the body, but especially along the spine and into the neck. Visiting the chiropractic clinic on a regular basis can do a lot in the ways of getting rid of this type of neck pain.

To get chiropractic care, you can walk into The Joint...the Chiropractic Place at anytime. With a walk-in appointment policy and affordable pricing, many people are able to get the care they need as early as today. Get into The Joint and a chiropractor may be able to help you rid your neck of pain and then lead you down the path to a healthy and pain free life.

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