NECK PAINS, CAUSES AND PREVENTION
TIPS to avoid Pain by Chiropractor Eagan
You may have ever woken up one morning feeling some serious pain in your neck. You may have been told that the pain was caused by your sleeping position. This may also have happened after a long tedious work day. This is absolutely normal and has no cause for alarm. This is probably stiff neck and will subside even before the day ends. However, there are times that the neck hurts so badly that you feel migraines. That is perfectly the time to see a chiropractor for treatment of the problem.
What causes serious neck pain?
Your back bone extends to you. At the center of the back bone there is a cord from which emerge all the nerves that enhance communication of the body. The spine is made of vertebrae that allow nerves to pass between them. When the vertebra e shifts out of their location they may pinch a nerve causing the severe pain that you feel.
The vertebrae can fall out of position when you consistently sit in a poor posture. This can also happen when you put your neck in an awkward position during work. This explains the pain you may feel pain on your neck because of sleeping posture or tedious work. The pain can be normal and it subsides after sometimes. Sometimes it becomes serious and it calls for attention of a chiropractor. Accidents can also result into neck pains when the neck is forced to move in an awkward way or beyond is normal range of motion. Your neck can also experience the motion of a lashing whip. This sudden movement may affect all the tendons that are around the neck causing pain from the hurt tendons or nerves that may have been affected in the process.
Improving your work and lifestyle habits can prevent these extreme pains. Maintaining a good sitting and standing posture is the first action that you can take. If you sit for long hours before a computer, you should make sure that your monitor is at your eye level. Take breaks between your works if your job makes you to sit for long. Improve your sleeping posture by using a firm pillow and sleep on your side or on your back. Make exercise your daily habit, have a plan for a comprehensive body exercise at least once during the week.
If the neck pain is persistent, you should report to a chiropractor for treatment. They involve a variety of non-surgical techniques to help you cure the problem. The main tool of treatment will be the chiropractor’s hands. The chiropractor can also employ instrument assisted manipulation that allows the chiropractor to exert force without thrusting into the spine.
All in all, it is the best available treatment since it gives immediate comfort. Your chiropractor is also able to advice accordingly.