Need treatment for Neck pain in Newbury or Thatcham?
Neck pain is common and with more and more of us spending increasing amounts of time in front of screens either at work or at home our necks are under increasing amount of 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. This in combination with rehabilitative exercises and postural advice can help to get rid of your neck pain.
Is there anything I can do to help myself?
Avoiding spending a long time with your neck in one position, especially postures that involve looking down at phones, tablets and laptops can help reduce neck pain. 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 also irritate your neck so it is best to sleep on your back or your side.
This self care tips can help mild cases of neck pain. But if your neck pain is severe or persistent you should seek advice.
What is involved in Chiropractic treatment 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 Rosie 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. During this appointment you can talk to Rosie about the neck pain you are having. It is also a chance for you to ask any questions you may have about chiropractic care. From there you can then book a new patient appointment for a complete assessment of your neck pain.
If you would like to speak to us call us on 01635 791 301 or you can email us.
Bronfort; Effectiveness of Manual Therapies: the UK Evidence Report, 2010.