Neck pain is a condition that can leave you feeling completely hopeless if you are unable to move your head back and forth without discomfort. If you are experiencing neck pain and looking for an effective neck pain treatment, contact Elite Spine Group to make an appointment with one of our chiropractors. We are conveniently located for those living in the Kendall, Doral, Miami, Oakland, and the nearby areas of Florida. We have put together some information about neck pain to help you realize why it happens, what you can do to avoid it, and what treatment is available when it occurs.
Why Neck Pain Occurs
There are several reasons why someone may suddenly experience neck pain. It is often a symptom associated with a personal injury, such as an auto accident or on the job incident. It may happen if you do not use proper ergonomic practices when lifting, standing, sitting, or driving. It can happen if you perform repetitive tasks. Neck pain can happen if you have poor posture, if you look down at a cell phone frequently, or if you use too many pillows while sleeping.
How to Avoid Neck Pain
While you cannot avoid neck pain completely, there are a few actions you can take to minimize the chance of experiencing it. When riding or driving in a vehicle, make sure you have your headrest centered behind your head properly. This will help to prevent whiplash should you happen to need to brake suddenly. While sleeping, only use enough pillows for comfort rather than stacking them in a way where your neck is curved. Avoid looking at your cell phone too much or for too long as this can lead to a condition known as "text neck". Make sure to take frequent breaks from actions where your neck does not move around enough or if it needs to move around more than normal.
Neck Treatment Options
When neck pain strikes, you have a few options to find relief. You could seek assistance from your primary physician to obtain pain medication to alleviate discomfort. You could add warmth to the affected area to increase blood circulation and promote healing in the area. You could also seek treatment from our chiropractor.
Our chiropractor will use manual manipulation movements of your spine and neck to reduce discomfort. Spinal adjustments often have favorable results after just one session, however, a few sessions may be necessary to eliminate the neck pain. Temperature therapy, massage, and electric stimulation of the neck are also methods used to reduce neck pain.
Neck Pain Treatment
If you live in Kendall, Doral, Miami, Oakland, or the surrounding areas of Florida, and you’re looking for neck pain treatment, give us a call. Call Elite Spine Group today at (305) 800-2273 to schedule your consultation.