Neck Pain Relief
Neck pain can make it difficult for you to go about your daily activities. If you are dealing with neck pain, chiropractic care can help. At Corrective Chiropractic in London, ON, we provide a variety of natural treatment options for neck pain and other conditions. We will treat your pain and discomfort using non-invasive methods that work effectively and quickly.
Causes of Neck Pain
Pain in the neck happens for many reasons. Many people discover this as a symptom associated with an injury, such as after a car accident, sports injury, working at a computer for prolonged periods, or a slip and fall incident. Others have neck pain because they do not use proper ergonomic measures while on the job, causing strain upon the neck if it is moved repetitively without breaks. Looking down at a cell phone or laptop for several hours can cause text neck to occur. When you sleep in the wrong position, you may find you wake with pain in the neck as a result.
How to Alleviate Discomfort
As soon as you experience neck pain, it is best to refrain from moving your head sharply back and forth and avoid heavy exercise. Rest, gentle movement, and light exercise are some of the best ways to start the healing process. For relief, use an ice pack on the affected area for up to twenty minutes at a time for a day or two after an injury occurs. Afterward, switch the ice pack to damp, moist heat, using it for up to twenty minutes at a time with ice for 5 minutes to control the inflammation. Heat tends to increase the circulation of the blood in the area, promoting healing, but may inflame the area. So heat, although it feels good, can make you worse if that's all you use. Get ice on it!
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
When you visit our chiropractor for a consultation, you will first need to discuss a bit of your health history with our practitioner to determine why your neck is causing you pain. Our chiropractor will perform a comprehensive physical exam to look for any underlying conditions. After a diagnosis, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
Our chiropractor often uses spinal adjustments to decrease the pressure placed upon joints in the area of your neck. This reduces inflammation in the area, helping it to heal. We may also use spinal decompression, which stretches the neck and back to allow vertebrae to move back into place. In addition, our chiropractor may recommend corrective exercises to improve your range of motion in your neck.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in London, ON
If you are experiencing neck pain, we can help. At Corrective Chiropractic in London, ON, our chiropractor will treat your neck pain using non-invasive, drug-free techniques. We will help you return to a pain-free life. Call us today to schedule an appointment.