WHAT CAUSES NECK PAIN?
With increased time in front of screens, at work or at home, our necks are under pressure.
The hunched posture often adopted as we look at computer screens, laptops, tablets and smart phones puts a lot of pressure on the joints and muscles of the neck – which in turn leads to pain.
This form of neck pain is often termed ‘mechanical neck pain’. Chiropractors can help to treat this by improving the movement and function of the joints and muscles in the neck.
In combination with rehabilitative exercises and postural advice we can help to get rid of your neck pain.
Your questions answered:
CAN I HELP MYSELF OR DO I NEED A PROFESSIONAL?
- Avoid spending a long time with your neck in one position, especially postures that involve looking down at phones, tablets and laptops.
- Improving your desk posture can relieve some of the strain on your neck
- For women one of the most important factors in neck pain can be wearing the right sized bra.
- Sleeping on your front can irritate your neck so it is best to sleep on your back or your side.
These self care tips can help mild cases of neck pain. But if your neck pain is severe or persistent you should seek advice.
WHAT'S INVOLVED IN CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT OF NECK PAIN?
Chiropractic care involves adjustments to the spine and joints of the body as well as soft tissue therapy to the surrounding muscles.
During your first appointment you will discuss your neck problem and any other symptoms such as headaches, arm pain or dizziness that you may also be having.
Details of your past medical history will also be taken. A thorough assessment of your neck will then be carried out.
The results of these tests will be explained to you and your chiropractor will create your individual treatment plan with advice and exercises so you get the best results from your care at Total Chiropractic.
Still have questions?
At Total Chiropractic we offer a free 20 minute Chiro Chat appointment. This is a no on obligation appointment. You can talk to Rosie about your problem and ask any questions you have about chiropractic care. From there you can then book a new patient appointment for a complete assessment of your problem.
If you would like to speak to us call us on 01635 791 301 or you can email us, or book using the button below.