Is your neck pain not getting better? Are you sick and tired of treatment options that only work temporarily? Have you tried different exercises and improved your posture yet neck pain just keeps coming back and even getting worse? Should you try physical therapy or NUCCA Chiropractic in Edmonton? One of them may provide the lasting neck pain relief you’re seeking.
Before you say you’ve come to a dead end, have you tried these common options to ease neck pain?
Ice packs and hot pads can relieve an achy neck temporarily. They soothe the muscles and nerves and help heal damaged tissues. Use cold and heat alternatively for fifteen minutes to see improvements in your neckache.
Most of the time, neck pain stems from a mechanical strain or overexertion of the muscles. That’s why resting is one of the best ways to help the body recuperate.
The last thing you want is to put add-on pressure on your cervical spine. So, it would be best to observe proper posture, especially while standing, sitting, and walking. If you tilt your head at an awkward angle, its weight can gradually shift your neck bones and compress structures like your brainstem and cranial nerve roots.
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Physical therapy is among the most common sources of neck pain relief. It’s also an excellent option for strengthening the body. Physical therapists work closely with patients to identify painful parts of their body, such as the neck. Then, depending on the severity of the root cause of the problem, patients might need to perform assisted stretching and strengthening exercises.
According to a 2020 study, physical therapists focus on helping patients recover from nerve, joint, cartilage, spinal disc, and muscle injuries. In addition, therapists have to tailor-fit the approach based on pre-existing problems.
For example, you might need to tone and strengthen your deep neck flexors and shoulder muscles if you have built-up tension in your neck. Additionally, some therapists use cervical traction, a technique that gently extends the neck to stretch the muscles and dislodged fuse bones or stiff joints.
NUCCA Chiropractic is among the first options for people with an achy neck. Its gentle approach works wonders for various age groups, including kids and pregnant women. It works by carefully moving back the misaligned neck bones to proper alignment, so they stop damaging or stretching your neck ligaments. The adjustments help improve blood flow and signal transmission to your brain, which can help facilitate faster body recovery and healing.
In a case study, an older adult man with rheumatoid arthritis found relief from headaches and neck pain after undergoing eight upper cervical adjustments using the NUCCA technique. The patient was delighted to report the complete resolution of his headaches and neck pain right after his first adjustment, and he was able to discontinue his medication soon after.
Mild to severe neck pain can be incredibly frustrating to deal with. But thankfully, you can help your body heal and return to its former glory with NUCCA Chiropractic in Edmonton. Carefully planned chiropractic adjustments are provided to each patient who visits our practice at 7654 – 156 Street, Edmonton, AB. Each patient undergoes thorough assessment of the topmost neck bones along with their alignment with the skull. This way, we can provide the best care possible.
We suggest booking your consultation online so our upper cervical doctor can look at your cervical spine and provide the necessary NUCCA Chiropractic adjustments.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Schmaus, call our Edmonton office at (587) 608-5538. You can also click the button below.
If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.