Have you ever woken up in the morning and felt that your neck was stiff and couldn’t move to one side without severe pain? Hopefully, it slowly worked itself out of the stiffness and you were able to regain movement. Some people have this problem on a daily basis, except they do not regain movement. It can be a serious condition that impairs your ability to function properly. If this is something you are suffering from, it is imperative that you get help before the problem worsens and you lose even more function. Chiropractic care may be just the help your neck needs to get back into shape.
How Chiropractic Helps
Chiropractic care can ease the tension felt in your joints and muscles, which is usually the cause of the pain you are experiencing. Our office, Chiropractic Health Center of Bristol, is in Bristol Connecticut, and we would love to have make an appointment to determine if chiropractic care can help you. Chiropractic treatment involves much more than you may think. The assessment starts as with any doctor office visit, with a background assessment and history gathering. Once this information is collected, the descriptions of pain are assessed. There may be a need for x-rays or even more in-depth imaging such as MRI or CT scan, depending on your unique situation. Once all of the history and exam information has been obtained, Dr. David Spitz will set up a customized plan to address the concerns you have.
The treatment plan to help your stiff neck may involve manual adjustments (to help normalize joint function), prescribed stretches and exercise, modified diet, and even supplements. One supplement that is highly recommended by chiropractors is called Relax Already, a natural muscle relaxant by Stone Age Wellness. This product contains natural ingredients including lemon balm, valerian root, cramp bark, passion flower, and chamomile flower. It works as a natural muscle relaxant that eases muscle tension in the body, benefitting the neck especially. This product also helps you get sleep, as it totally relaxes the body for rejuvenation. Another product used by chiropractors is called Cryoderm gel. This is a topical analgesic that reduces pain and inflammation in the joints and is an excellent, all-natural product that won’t interfere with anything you may be taking as a prescription. It has the natural ingredients of peppermint oil, boswella, eucalyptus, ilex, menthol, MSM, and arnica. It provides soothing and relaxing relief that won’t leave a greasy residue and also has a pleasant smell.
We want you to enjoy life and not be limited in movement, especially in your neck. Seeing a chiropractor should be your first line of defense in resolution of neck pain and stiffness. Many doctors will start with medication, which can become habit-forming and problematic. Other doctors may want to perform surgery. These should be your last courses of action and you should consider the natural and pain-free route of chiropractic care. It can be the answer to the relief you have been seeking and it can truly change the way you live the rest of your life.
To make an appointment, call my office at 860-583-4346 or fill out our online form here.