A person’s overall wellness hinges on a healthy neural and spinal system. Therefore, it is important to take care of your spine for a happy and pain-free life. But how many people do you genuinely know who put a great deal of care and attention into their spine? I’m guessing not a lot.
Due to ignorance, countless Americans suffer from various discomforts and disorders that arise from their neglected spines; one of the most widespread disorders from this condition is neck pain. Approximately 13% of adults in the United States experience a kind of neck issue in their lifetime; still, not many are aware and therefore are not getting the treatment their bodies need.
In our quest to improve spinal care awareness for healthier and more productive days, we have put together a list that can be easily followed and incorporated into one’s lifestyle to aid and prevent spinal damage and further neck pains.
Our postures have a significant impact on our overall functionality and health. Whether standing, sitting, or lying down, there is a proper way of doing it that is not harming your body. While doing typical day-to-day activities, minding your posture can help you dodge neck pain and even backache.
Exercising allows the body to stretch and increase its motion tolerance and range. It also strengthens muscles and improves one’s posture, which is excellent in fending off neck pains. The exercises don’t have to be heavy to benefit from them. Simple activities such as brisk walking, neck and shoulder rolls, stretching, and yoga give just as much help and improvement.
People’s attachment to gadgets and computers such as mobile phones, laptops, and tablets –whether for work or recreational purposes – affects our bodies and health more than we know. Excessive screen time damages our vision and encourages terrible posture in the cervical spine, which is a major contributor to all kinds of neck pain.
Next time you catch yourself captivated by your gadget of choice, slouching and stretching your neck forward to level yourself with the screen, restrain yourself. Consciously straighten your back, and instead of your body, adjust your gadget’s position to avoid unnecessary strain on your neck and spine.
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Another gadget-related habit that causes strain on the neck and further misalignment on one’s spine is cradling the phone on your shoulder during a call. More often than not, it forces the neck to bend in an awkward position to keep the phone in place, especially if you are multitasking while on the phone. The best trick to prevent this is using headphones or putting the caller on speaker. Doing so will decrease the pressure and potential degeneration of the discs around your neck.
Proper diet and hydration give the body the nutrition to properly function and recover from mild aches. So, make it a habit to fill your system with healthy food and drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
The way you sleep can also cause misalignment on your cervical spine, leading to neck pain. Sleeping on your back may be the best position to prevent any damage to your spine as it promotes better alignment, eliminating unnecessary pressure on your neck.
Many people assume that chiropractic is mainly for athletes or those recovering from traumatic and debilitating accidents; this could not be further from the truth. Chiropractic is applicable for everyone suffering from mild to severe pain in all the body parts connected to the spine. The practice has various procedures to address problems in different spinal column parts.
In the case of persistent neck pain, the most effective method is Upper Cervical Chiropractic. As it is designed to target problems in the cervical spine, chiropractors greatly recommend it for neck pain relief in Stow and around the globe.
Upper cervical chiropractors use precise and gentle procedures to realign your spine by the millimeter. This ensures the proper repositioning of the problematic neck vertebrae, which are the cause of your neck pain. It may sound scary or even impossible, but it isn’t; with the help of X-rays, scans, and various equipment that measures structural imbalances, upper cervical chiropractors have been helping patients with the same predicament as you for many years.
Of all the natural and non-invasive care for neck pain, Upper Cervical Chiropractic is the most effective and lasting solution. Aside from resolving the primary concern of a misaligned spine, which is causing a pinched nerve or crick that interferes with day-to-day activities, it also helps in correcting and restoring the body’s holistic function – opening the doors to a more fulfilling and pain-free life.
If you are experiencing pains in your neck and are considering chiropractic for long-term relief, feel free to reach out to us at Besso Clinic of Chiropractic. Our expert chiropractors will gladly help you understand your condition and recommend the best solution. We employ the Upper Cervical Chiropractic technique, an excellent and proven method for neck pain relief in Stow and its surrounding areas.
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