Natural Relief of Neck Pain in Walnut Creek California
If you are experiencing pain in your neck or back, that is not something you want to ignore. We know you’re in pain, and you may not be able to get into our office right away. That means you will have the temptation to crack your neck or spine. Please, don’t do that. That will only make the problem worse. The best thing you can do, if you are experiencing pain, and need relief now, is ice your neck and back. Here’s a list of steps you should take to receive the most benefit from icing.
- Find a comfortable chair where you can recline or a bed where you can lay down
- Cover an ice pack with a paper towel to ensure you won’t get frost bite
- Place it on the area of discomfort
- Set the timer for 20 minutes and relax
Depending on the source of your pain, you may need to ice more than once a day. But don’t leave the ice pack on your neck or back for any longer than 20 minutes. Just go throw it in the freezer, and leave it there for a while.
If you iced your neck, but your pain persists, it is a good idea to have an upper cervical specialist examine you.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic
The cervical spine, or neck, is the most delicate section of the spine; it supports the head, houses the spinal cord and regulates blood flow to the brain, all factors that can lead to neck pain due to muscle strain. Upper Cervical Chiropractic, a natural, nonsurgical treatment, can alleviate the pain caused by several types of neck problems and help prevent it by keeping the area in perfect alignment. Basically, upper cervical chiropractic care facilitates correct posture, helping the entire body rebalance itself, which results in less stress to not just the neck but all areas of your body including the rest of your spine. And upper cervical chiropractic does not require any popping, cracking or twisting of the spine. It is a precise mathematical approach to realign the spine to a normal balanced position gently and effectively.
How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Patients See Such Amazing Results
Birth injuries, falls, car accidents, sports injuries, and other traumatic injuries lead to a tearing loose of connective tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments) that holds the spine in place.
This allows the spine to breakdown and lock into a stressed position. In this stressed position your posture will begin to change. Your head will tilt to one side, your shoulders will be uneven, hips will be uneven, and your weight will not be evenly distributed into both legs.
Once the spine is locked into this stressed position, the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, discs will begin to progressively deteriorate. The longer your body is in this position, the worse it gets.
This can lead to conditions such as degenerative disc disease, arthritis, herniated discs and more.
When your body frame is in this misaligned position, it will also cause irritation of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves that go throughout your body.
Nerves control every cell, organ, tissue, muscle in your body. When your spine is misaligned, your body must adapt to this stressful situation. This can lead to a variety of different conditions, including; migraine headaches, numbness, tingling, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, sciatica, and much more.
So I hope you can see the chiropractic care is about much more than bad backs.
Do many people with back and neck problems find amazing results with chiropractic care?
But, upper cervical chiropractic care is not mainly about your back, it is mainly about your health and your life!
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