Holistic Chiropractic Treatments for Neck Pain

Millions of people visit chiropractors every single year, and a large percentage of these patients do so in order to relieve neck pain and back pain. These types of pain can be the result of a wide variety of medical issues and will usually harm the quality of one’s life. Anyone that is experiencing neck pain or has a loved one that is struggling with discomfort should understand some of the most common causes of these medical issues and how a holistic chiropractic approach may be the best option for treatment.

Causes of Neck Pain

There are a quite a few reasons that a person may begin to develop pain around their neck, head, and shoulders. This problem is not only common, but it can also make common daily practices such as exercising, work, school, or even standing for long periods excruciating. Some issues that often cause neck pain include degenerative disorders, bone abnormalities, trauma to the neck, bad posture, tumors, and muscle strain. Serious issues such as tumors and degenerative diseases will always need traditional medical care, but those with a misaligned spine, strained muscles, and general inflammation may respond well to holistic treatment options such as chiropractic care.

Understanding Chiropractic Care

The primary objective of our chiropractor is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your musculoskeletal system are aligned and as healthy as possible. We can do this with a variety of techniques and tools that are designed to help manipulate the spine and provide relief.

For some conditions, this can be done in addition to or as an alternative to traditional treatments. Other medical professionals will often suggest medication that only addresses the side effects of neck pain or a surgery that may require months of rehabilitation. Our techniques can be useful in treating both acute back pain that that lasts for less than six weeks and chronic back pain that lasts for months or even years.

Cervical Pain Care

Neck pain is also referred to as cervical pain because the neck is technically called the cervical spine. This area of the body is especially susceptible to injuries mostly because of the biomechanics of the human body. Everything from the way we sit and how we eat to old age and general wear and tear will affect neck pain.

It is important to remember that no patient should ever leave a neck or head injury up to chance as untreated damage can cause further problems. Our chiropractor may suggest treatments and services such as neck adjustments, instrument assisted manipulation, and flexion distraction that will realign the spine and allow the body to heal naturally.

If you would like to avoid invasive surgeries or chemical painkillers that will put your organs under a tremendous amount of strain, then chiropractic care may be right for you. Our holistic services are designed to help your body naturally rebalance and heal itself after making the proper adjustments to your neck, shoulders, and back. Contact Nault Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation and let Dr. Stephen Nault help you feel your best.

Stretches for Morning Back and Neck Stiffness

Many individuals have back and neck stiffness in the morning and attribute it to a bad sleeping position or stress. As a matter of fact, there may be other factors that are not being considered.

Nault Chiropractic can help you with back and neck stiffness though proper adjustments and treatment. We know how important it is to feel your best, and our trained staff can help you do just that without harsh medicines. Our holistic approach can help you feel your best naturally. To schedule your appointment, contact Nault Chiropractic today.

Here are a few ways that you can prevent your back and your neck from being stiff in the morning and start your day off better.

Check your mouth and teeth for signs of wear

Your neck and back are intricately connected to other parts of your body, especially your teeth. If you grind your teeth during the night, you are likely to wake up with neck and back stiffness along with headaches and other aches and pains. However, there is a simple way to get rid of this problem – a mouth guard.

Mouth guards resemble the type of equipment that boxers and hockey players wear on the field. Placing it on the teeth when you sleep will protect your mouth, back and neck from many stresses that may cause pain in the morning.

Stretch your neck and back

There are many stretches that you can perform when you feel stiffness in your neck and back that will help to relieve the tension. A few of them will be mentioned below.

The trunk stretch – This stretch can be done as soon as you wake up in the morning. Lie on your back with your knees bent at a 45° angle and your feet on the bed. Slowly move your knees as far as you can to your right side without moving your upper torso. Stretch for at least 10 seconds when you have reached the limit of your flexibility. Repeat on the other side.

The neck retraction – Sit in an upright position with your eyes straightforward and your chin straight out. Slowly retract your neck without dipping your chin as far back as it can go. Hold this position for five seconds and repeat five times.

The neck rotation – After you perform the neck retraction, you can add the neck rotation to it for added benefit. When you have retracted your neck, slowly move your neck from left to right without dipping your chance. When you have reached the limit of your flexibility on either side, hold for at least 10 seconds.

Make sure that you maintain good posture throughout the day

One of the biggest stresses that you can put on the body is that posture. Take a break at least once every 20 minutes if your job requires you to remain stationary at a desk. Check yourself every so often to make sure that you are not putting any undue stress on your neck and back from your sedentary position.