Posted By Dr. Eric Pragle, DC, LMT
If you have ever suffered from neck pain, you've probably tried everything to treat it, all to no avail and you may have been told that you will just have to live with the pain. To just keep taking painkillers until the pain goes away. Pain medications just mask the pain, while leaving you feeling groggy, not to mention they are highly addictive. If you're trying to find natural relief from neck pain, it's time to stop using pain killers. Here are a few ways to help.
Many Times, when people begin to experience neck pains, they deal with it by stopping all activity. However, bed rest will not help you avoid neck pain. If your starting to notice a little neck pain, stay active but try not to aggravate the pain. Do some short walks, this will get the blood flowing and promote healing. Staying active will help your body to heal itself and walking is the simplest exercise that we can do.
Along with light exercise, another highly effective way to help relief neck pain is losing weight, if needed. It only makes sense, that extra weight will put extra stress on the spine, nerves, muscles etc. Shedding even a few pound can do wonders for neck and back pain.
If you suffer from neck pain or back pain, a daily gentle stretching regimen can be very helpful in helping to prevent neck pain. Take a few minutes each day to do some gentle stretches at home or at work. Yoga has been shown to help reduce muscle pains. It promotes proper breathing, posture awareness, strengthens muscles, and stretches your spine.
If you have been suffering from neck pain or back pain, you should considering getting a massage to help ease the tension and release the muscle knots. As a Massage Therapist and Chiropractor, Dr. Pragle offers the Chiro-ssage which is highly effective for the relief neck and back pain. It is a 30 minute aromatherapy massage with a chiropractic treatment. Massage has many documented benefits that can help promote pain relief and even wellness.
Eating a diet full of fresh fruits and veggies has been shown to reduce inflammation while promoting healing. Inflammation in the spine and surrounding tissues are the cause of neck pain. So although it can be challenging to eat healthy, it is vital to help your body recover quickly.
See a Gentle Chiropractor
Although some of these Tips can ease the neck pain, they do not treat it. If your neck pain, lasts more than a week or is chronic, it's best to seek professional help to determine the cause of your neck pain. After the cause is determined, we can recommend a treatment to relieve your neck pain. The best way to successfully treat neck pain without addictive pain medications or surgeries is to see Pragle Chiropractic. Pragle Chiropractic offers the AO Treatment which is a drug-free, non-surgical alternative for the relief of your neck pain. Pragle Chiropractic is gentle, affordable and convenient. BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT at www.praglechiro.com or call 850 508 5951.