Chiropractic treatment can be a way to relieve discomfort and swelling caused by neck pain. Our neck is made up of seven small vertebrae, which supports the full weight of the head. While the neck can rotate in almost all directions, its flexibility makes it susceptible to pain. Most of these pains occur due to falls, accidents, and repetitive movement, blows of the head or body, and aging. This can range from minor to major, depending on the cause of the injury.
Here are some of the most typical causes of neck pain:
- Herniated discs
- Worn joints
- Muscle strains, often from postural deviations
- Injuries from auto accidents or sports
- Bone spurs
- Pinched nerves
How to manage it at home
Use ice: Ice pack can help relieve swelling areas. Hold a cold pack wrapped in a towel and gently place it on the neck.
Try neck exercises: Be careful not to stretch your neck beyond its normal limits. Light neck stretches can help relieve some pain.
Avoid driving if you are feeling severe pain: Avoid driving if you are having pain around your neck and shoulder. Driving may require you to turn your neck from one side to another, and you may have to overstretch your neck while driving.
Consider visiting a chiropractor if you are experiencing pain around your neck area, spine, and joints. A chiropractor can recommend a treatment plan specific to you, which include muscle stimulation, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercises, spinal adjustments, muscle release, and offer lifestyle advice.
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