At one time or another, almost everyone has had to deal with neck pain. It may have come about due to a car accident, sleeping wrong, or a sporting injury. Generally, it will go away on its own within a couple of days. However, if neck pain becomes a chronic condition, it can impact one’s life and interfere with daily tasks.
Medications and pain killers are starting to get a bad reputation for only providing temporary relief and having unwanted side effects. There is a trend developing towards people looking for natural ways to cope with pain. Surprisingly, some common foods that most people eat can be helpful when it comes to dealing with neck pain. What are they?
- Berries help fight inflammation and are high in antioxidants.
- Turmeric works at reducing the protein that causes inflammation.
- Garlic has been proven to work similar to a NSAID by shutting down the pathways that cause inflammation.
- Ginger reduces inflammation in the intestines.
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Addressing the Underlying Cause of Neck Pain
The above-mentioned foods may help when added to a healthy diet; however, neck pain symptoms will not go away entirely unless cared for by a professional. Upper cervical chiropractors, such as those here at Advance Upper Cervical Chiropractic, have been specifically trained to locate tiny misalignments that may be causing one to have neck pain. We then work to develop an individualized care plan for each of our patients.
The method used is a gentle one that does not require popping or twisting the neck. Rather, the bones are encouraged to move back into place naturally. This allows the body to take over and repair any damage done to the muscles and other soft tissue of the neck. Communication and blood flow is also restored between the brain and body. This helps one to feel better overall and often improves or resolves neck pain.
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