Neck Pain Treatment Options
Neck Pain treatment options are available. You should contact a chiropractor or other medical professional for recommendations and suggestions. Most neck pain can be successfully treated without surgery. Often times your chiropractor or medical professional will provide you with some home treatments that will greatly reduce the pain in your neck. This is an option for non-traumatic neck pain. In other words, pain that has developed from something other than an auto accident, whip lash, or a fall. The human body has an amazing way of repairing itself and healing minor damage that may occur. We experience it everyday and most of the time it goes unnoticed. Bumps, bruises, aches, and pain are all things that we are frequently faced with, and things that just slowly heal themselves. We have gotten so used to this happening that we just expect it. We “take two aspirin”, and it will feel better in the morning. We take for granted the miracle of life and the natural healing process. However, sometimes we need a bit more assistance.
Some Neck Pain Treatment Options;
- Rest will always play a significant role in the treatment of pain, especially pain in the neck and shoulders.
- Ice & Heat are common for the relief of neck pain. Initially the use of ice or an ice pack will act as an anti-inflammatory. It will also reduce the swelling by closing down small blood vessels. After a few days it is better to use ice & heat in alternate sessions. Heat alone may cause increased swelling.
- Massage not only fells good but it will reduce tension. It will increase circulation (which is critical to healing), and it will relax stressed muscles or spasms.
- Adjust Activities that may be influencing your neck pain. Sleep position, sports, & work may all contribute to the pain in your neck. How you sit and your posture are also considerations that may need your attention.
- Chiropractic Care is available and an examination will determine the next step.
- Surgery should always we your last choice. However, it is sometimes the best remedy.
We all have a level of pain tolerance that we are willing to accept. Once our level is reached we generally look for some assistance. If you have reached, or occasionally reach your pain tolerance level, contact your chiropractor or medical professional. Ignoring chronic neck pain will only cause you harm. Early detection of a serious problem will always provide the best opportunity for permanent relief.