Neck pain is a common complaint, and there are many possible underlying causes. What may be causing your neck pain? Is there a reliable drug-free option for finding relief? Read on to learn more about a natural way to resolve many types of neck pain.
The Causes of Neck Pain
What causes chronic neck pain to set in? Here are some of the more common factors:
- Injury – Chronic neck pain often sets in after head or neck trauma such as is often sustained in a car accident or sports injury.
- Work-Related – Many think first of manual labor causing neck pain, and repetitive motions or strain could be the cause. However, many office workers suffer neck pain due to poor posture while sitting, looking down at a monitor or other screen, and holding a phone between the head and neck.
- Sleep Position – Certain sleep positions can be particularly rough on the neck, especially sleeping on the stomach. Pillow quality should also be considered.
These are just a few potential underlying causes. If you believe your neck pain may be related to a heart attack, you should seek immediate emergency care.
However, if your neck pain is not an emergency, a good way to find relief is upper cervical chiropractic care. Why is this the case?
How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps Neck Pain
The main issue with all three underlying conditions noted above is that any of them can result in an upper cervical subluxation. Once this misalignment occurs, pain can become chronic or recurring. While a health practitioner may provide pain relievers, muscle relaxers, or even recommend a corticosteroid injection, none of these will correct the underlying issue. They only serve to mask the pain.
Upper cervical chiropractic care identifies and gently corrects the underlying misalignments that cause the pain to keep coming back. Once the misalignment is corrected, the body can begin to heal from soft tissue damage. As a result, many patients feel at least some immediate relief and gradually experience overall health benefits.
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