Causes and Treatment of Neck Pain
Neck pain cannot be mistaken as fun by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a common complaint. It can wreak havoc on your entire life from the moment you wake up to the moment you fall asleep. It may also impact your quality of sleep, meaning it may never leave you.
Chino, CA chiropractor Gary Sannes specializes in providing treatment to relieve your neck pain. Here at his chiropractic office, we want to help you achieve the relief you crave, starting with helping you understand why it might have started.
Impact of Neck Pain
Neck pain can lead to several types of discomfort and misery, including:
- Difficulty moving the neck
- Trouble falling asleep or sleeping restfully
- Muscle spasms and more
No one wants to live with neck pain. With proper treatment, you can decrease or completely rid yourself of neck pain. First, you need to understand what might be causing the pain.
Causes of Neck Pain
These are some of the most common causes of neck pain:
One very common cause of neck pain is sleeping in a position that does not support your neck or is outside your neck’s regular range of motion. A quality pillow can help support your head during sleep.
Your neck pain might be the result of a prior injury, such as whiplash from a car accident or a hard hit in sports.
Leaning over a desk all day without taking breaks might cause neck pain, just as sitting with poor posture can. Additionally, having an incorrect form or posture when exercising can lead to neck pain as well.
Less commonly, neck pain can be associated with a more serious issue. These include some illnesses, heart attack, meningitis, infections, and more. In these cases, neck pain is experienced with other symptoms of those medical issues. Neck pain alone is likely not a sign of more serious illness.
Talking on the Phone
Talking itself is not the problem. However, many of us hold our phones between our ear and shoulder when we need our hands for something else. Try using headphones, a Bluetooth device, or even your speakerphone to minimize your chance of neck pain.
Carrying heavy shoulders bags can strain your shoulders, neck, and back. Opt for a bag with more evenly distributed weight, such as a backpack.
Treatment of Neck Pain
While following changing habits like those mentioned above can help with neck pain, receiving treatment from a chiropractor that might include physical therapy, massage therapy, and more depending on your individual needs.
Make an Appointment With Your Chiropractor For Pain Relief
Chiropractor Gary Sannes is located on Riverside Drive in Chino, CA. He and his staff provide you with the treatment you need. Give us a call today to learn what life can be like without neck pain.