Because IN Chiropractic & Wellness has been in business for over 20 years, we have seen hundreds and hundreds of patients who come in with neck pain and ask for chiropractic treatment. Some patients suffer from neck pain because of traumatic instances such as car crashes and sports collisions, but many of our patients also get neck pain from more common daily activities. Luckily, it is far easier for us to shift our smaller daily habits than to recover from traumatic neck injuries. We have compiled daily habits that may be contributing to your neck pain and simple solutions, so you can find neck pain relief and maybe even prevent it before it happens.
We know that stomach sleepers can’t miraculously become back sleepers overnight, but we do see a correlation between sleeping on your stomach and neck pain. When you sleep on your stomach, you wrench your neck in either direction and thus hyper-extend your neck muscles. At least try sleeping on your side a few nights a week to get your body into the habit of this healthier sleeping position. If you have to sleep on your stomach, you might want to consider stretching and rotating your neck each direction in the morning to balance your muscles.
When it comes to chiropractic treatment, posture is usually intimately connected or at least somehow related to the issue. When it comes to neck pain, poor posture often exacerbates discomfort and might be causing your neck pain the first place. Even the small act of tilting your head forward, like we do when we look at computer and cell phone screens, can strain your neck and shoulders. Sometimes, poor posture results from other spinal issues, such as scoliosis, crunched disks, or physiological characteristics. At our chiropractic treatment center in Fishers, we get to the root of your posture problem instead of just treating neck pain. As Indiana’s Top Rated Local® Wellness Center, we know that true preventative care and rehabilitation means identifying and treating problems like neck pain.
This common cause of neck pain might seem really bizarre, but dehydration actually affects all parts of your body. When you are dehydrated, you deprive the discs between your spinal vertebrae of the water they need to function properly. This can cause crunching, aching, and general dysfunction. Be sure to hydrate properly all of the time, and be especially mindful of your water intake if you also have neck issues.
Even if a movement isn’t necessarily bad, repeating the same movement over and over again can put strain on any part of your body. Consider this scenario: turning your head to speak with a colleague once a day doesn’t really affect anything. Now, imagine that you are constantly conversing with the person to your left, for hours a day during every work day. This motion, because of its frequency, can lead to misalignment in your neck and require compensation from nearby muscles in your shoulders. Chiropractic treatment can help to return your body to homeostasis — or, a balanced state — and alleviate neck pain due to repeated movement.
Contact IN Chiropractic & Wellness in Fishers today to schedule chiropractic treatment for neck pain.