Neck pain in Audubon Park is one of the most common conditions we see after back pain. With technology the way it is going, we will likely see even more. Our lifestyles have dramatically changed over the past few decades, what with computers and smartphones taking over our lives both in the workplace and at home, the pressure on our necks which tend to be further forward as we strain to look at screens, will cause more and more neck pain. Proper posture will help prevent the issue in the first place, but if you have neck pain right now, what can be done?
At Audubon Park Chiropractic & Wellness, we have several options to help with neck pain. It’s well known chiropractic care can help with back pain, the same is true for neck pain as well.
Spinal manipulative therapy is our primary form of attack in dealing with neck pain in Audubon Park. This is where we use a fast, controlled movement that effectively cracks the neck. You may have seen YouTube videos of chiropractors cracking necks, but the cracking sound is simply the release of pressure of gases that form between the joints that are compressed during the procedure. But the therapy really helps to free up the neck and increase range of motion. If you don’t like to have your neck cracked, don’t worry, because there are other methods to achieve the same result more conservatively.
The second way to help with neck pain in Audubon Park is through spinal mobilization where a more gentle approach is taken and through various manual therapies with manual traction, to help open up the neck joints and relieve pain.
After your chiropractic session, often we will help you with certain exercises where you can do specific motions to help free your neck and keep it free. There are many neck pain exercises you can do and this along with the chiropractic treatments really help improve your neck motion. Doing yoga in particular can really help your neck and back all round as well.
Other things that can help include physical therapies and massage as well. Relaxing the area using trigger point therapy is also another way to help.
At home, you can try icing the area, no more than 20 minutes at a time with an ice pack. This helps bring down inflammation. You could also invest in an inversion table for less than $100 and simply hang upside down for a while. This allows gravity to provide the traction to decompress the joints.
TENs units also provide temporary relief and allow you to relax to take pressure of the muscles while you relax.
There are plenty of other modes of naturally reducing neck pain, but these are the most common and all work well individually, but better in combination with one another.
If you’re suffering neck pain in Audubon Park, come in and see us. We are walk in friendly and would love to help you get out of pain. Also, check out our Facebook page and give us a like to receive more great info and make sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter below for more informative content like this.