Is your Pain in the Neck Becoming a Pain in the Neck?
There is nothing worse than having a painful neck. There are several everyday factors that can play a role in the neck pain that you may be experiencing.

Generally most neck pain evolves over a long period of time. It may be caused by arthritis or degenerative disc disease, repetitive neck motion and declining muscle strength, stress, and even a lack of sleep.

If you have been fighting with chronic neck pain, you fully understand how uncomfortable, and painful this chronic problem can.

Below we have listed some of the common causes of neck pain, some tips and tricks you may try at home to relieve or alleviate pain as well as alternative medicine treatments that we offer at our clinic that are very effective at treating neck pain.

Common Causes of Neck Pain

INJURY

Whiplash is the most common cause of neck pain which occurs due to a forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, this commonly occurs in sports and vehicle accidents. The muscles may feel hard and and may often cause severe, long-term pain.

AGING

The joints in your neck will naturally age and wear down over time like all other parts of the body. One specific culprit of neck pain from aging is osteoarthritis. This is a so-called mechanical condition characterized by the gradual wearing down of cartilage in the joints and result in severe neck and/or back pain.

DISEASE

Additional symptoms can include cancer and rheumatoid arthritis or pain that spreads to arms or legs may end up causing neck pain, as well.

STRAINED MUSCLES

Another common cause of neck pain is straining the neck from overuse such as staring down at your smartphone or sitting at a computer desk all day, overtime, this stress on your neck muscles can result in chronic neck pain.

Home Remedies

USE HOT PAD OR ICE THERAPY

Heat or ice can help the affected area. Try out a heating pad, single-use heat wraps, or a warm bath or shower for heat. Choose an ice pack or a bag of ice cubes wrapped in a towel for cold.

NEED TO CHANGE SLEEP POSITION

The position you sleep in at night can also affect your neck. Sleeping on your side or your back puts less strain on your neck than sleeping on your stomach.

TIME FOR A MASSAGE

Schedule a massage by a certified massage therapist to help loosen and stretch your neck and back muscles, get the blood flowing.

Clinical support offered at Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Most patients with low back pain will benefit by using physical therapy for pain relief. We help you in physical therapy techniques that involve stretching postural exercises and more.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Chiropractors can diagnose and treat not only back and neck pain, but a variety of pain associated with accidents or injury. Our experienced chiropractors can help you with a chiropractic adjustment to help reduce your neck pain.

INJECTIONS

An injection can reduce swelling and inflammation and act as an instant pain reliever.

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a collection of procedures involving penetrating the skin with needles in order to stimulate certain points on the body. This medical remedy treats neck pain with extremely fine needles.

Contact Comprehensive spine & Sports Center

At the Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center, our team of physicians has a common goal, to help support each patient in living and maintaining an enjoyable and productive life that is free of habit forming medications that have long-term negative side-effects.

Whatever the reason for your injury or how intense your pain, our most experienced and professional spine specialists can diagnose your condition and help you to find the best course of action.




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