Reducing Neck Pain With 3 Simple Solutions

Neck pain is an ailment that many people suffer. For some, it’s something that comes and goes, but never really causes major problems. For others, it’s something that grabs ahold and nags and never seems to get any better. No matter which category you fall into, getting rid of the neck pain is certainly something that we would all like to do. Check out these 3 ways that many are finding relief for their temporary or ongoing neck pain

Medicine

Of course, many people simply turn to the bottle for relief from neck pain. Over the counter medications can certainly make a difference in some situations. Medications like Tylenol and Ibuprofen can provide relief from inflammation and pain. The most important thing to remember is that eliminating the pain does not mean eliminating the cause of the pain. While medication can do a good job at eliminating pain, especially temporarily, it won’t eliminate the cause of the pain, which unfortunately means a high chance of the pain returning.

The Application of Heat

This is another technique that works in the removal of pain temporarily. Heat, when applied to an afflicted area can reduce inflammation and pain. When the heat is removed, the pain typically comes back. When used over time, it can eliminate certain types of pain, like a pulled muscle or muscle cramp. If your cause of pain is anything more serious, however, then heat should be used as a pain management technique, but not necessarily as a treatment for elimination. To apply heat, use a heating pad, a sauna, a steaming shower, or even a topical agent.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can go a long way in treating and eliminating neck pain. Sometimes, the vertebrae of the back get misaligned. When this happens, it can cause pain anywhere along the spine, including up into the neck area. Aligning the spine properly again not only eliminates the pain temporarily, but keeps it away since the cause of the problem is treated as well.

To get rid of your neck pain and get quality chiropractic care, get to The Joint...the Chiropractic Place starting today. Walk in appointments mean that you can get care on your schedule and on your own time. If you are worried about pricing or insurance, don’t! An affordable pricing plan has already been set in place so that more people can get the care that they want and need. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine and get you started toward a happy and pain free life.

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