If you suffer from neck or shoulder pain, you are not alone. Approximately 65% of Americans suffer from pain in their neck and shoulders. No matter the cause, neck pain can be debilitating and may affect a person’s life both personally and professionally.
Neck pain can be caused from whiplash in a car accident, sleeping in a wrong position, an injury, or a pinched nerve, among other causes. Though the first examples may be obvious, many people may be suffering from a pinched nerve and not have the slightest idea. Pinched nerves can be the result of poor posture when at the computer during work, or even from bending over while texting.
Although some may dismiss this pain and simply try to sleep in a different position or stretch more, this issue can persist—and possibly worsen—if left untreated.
Symptoms of neck pain can include, but are not limited to the following:
Numbness or tingling in arms and hands
Muscle knot or trigger point in the shoulders
Head appearing tilted in pictures
Pain when turning head
Sharp, shooting pain
These symptoms can be treated with the AO Treatment and medical massage therapy. The AO Treatment is short for “atlas orthogonal,” and consists of gentle vibrations which aligns the hips, back, and neck in a way so that the body can heal itself. Medical massages differ from traditional relaxation massages in that they focus on the specific areas of the body that are causing discomfort.
Dr. Eric is one of the 250 Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Doctors practicing throughout the world. He also has 10 years of experience as a massage therapist and four years of experience as a chiropractor. For more information on treating neck and shoulder pain please visit www.praglechiro.com or call 850-508-5951.
posted by Natalie Burdick