You, Me And Neck Pain: The Truth
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain is referred to as cervical low back pain. Neck pain is very common, and can affect any adult person. Your age, weight, genetics and particularly lifestyle have a big role to play and decide the intensity of the pain.
When you remain in an uncomfortable position for too long, such as bending over a laptop or a tablet for hours at a time, this can trigger serious complications in the back and lead to disorders such as spinal stenosis and herniated disc.
How Random Neck Motions Trigger Intense Neck Pain
Often times, people experience great distress after doing random neck movements. This can cause severe neck pain, which can be felt in various ways, such as swelling, a feeling of numbness, an intense feeling of discomfort in the neck as though it’s been punctured with pins and needles. The pain is also felt in the shoulder muscles and over arms. It can lead to a swelling of the glands and at its worst, can make it difficult for you to swallow food.
Neck Pain is usually Worse in the Morning and in the Evening
Your neck pain would be at its worst during the early morning and towards the end of the day. It is really bad early in the morning. You can reduce the intensity of the pain by performing a few chosen stretching routines and simple neck exercises recommended by our chiropractor. Chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulations can help reduce chronic neck pain as well.
A Simple Treatment for Neck Pain
A common treatment for neck pain is the application of ice followed by rest. Ice therapy reduces the inflammation of the muscle tissues and lowers the severity of the pain to a considerable extent. However, it’s important to perform a few simple neck exercises and to put the neck through a range of motions, as suggested by our physical therapist.
Sometimes Surgery is the Answer
When the neck pain is very serious and has been ongoing for an extended period of time, a surgical procedure can be performed as an option of last resort. If the pain is because of a bulging disc or herniated disc, then the recommended surgical procedure involves the replacement of cervical disc.
Visit a Chiropractic in Chicago for Neck Pain Relief
Chiropractors provide a safe and natural treatment for neck pain. They use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, simple neck exercises and physiotherapy to restore motion to stiff joints and relieve the chronic neck pain.
At the Midwest Chiropractic, we offer the most comprehensive and holistic treatment for neck pain. We have some of the best pain management specialists in Chicago working for us.
Contact us at the Midwest Chiropractic for management of your pain.
Call: 773.229 .9600 to book an appoinment