Waking up with a stiff neck is something all of us have experienced at some point. The limited range of motion, pain, the stress from knowing that its going to be something thats going to affect you throughout the day. Neck pain isn't only physically limiting, it can also have a huge effect on your self image, personal relationships, and job performance. Living in NYC is stressful, and most of us don't really sleep as much these days as we "crash" at the end of a long day, often in uncomfortable positions, with little regard for good sleep posture, or habits.
Sometimes neck pain is muscular and can easily be treated by NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs) and a quick visit to a doctor or chiropractor . Chronic neck pain, especially if its accompanied by tingling or numbness that radiates down the appendage can be a bit more difficult. In terms of the treatment time, and protocols required to treat neck pain that may originate, not in a muscle, but in the spine, it may take a few visits to see results.
As usual, avoidance is the key to staying pain free. If you don't want a chronic injury, work to make sure that you don't develop one.
STRETCH: Mobility, and a joint's ability to move through it fully, unrestricted by tight or underdeveloped muscles is a big part of staying pain free. Simply put, the more a joint can be manipulated without the soft tissue around it becoming stressed, therefore injured, the less likely it is to develop an injury.
STRENGTHEN: You should build up the muscles surround the site of an injury, or work to develop weaker muscles that may be overloaded, and underdeveloped. Some resistance training will go a long way towards helping make sure that your bones and muscles can deal with a lot of the punishment that a day in Manhattan hands out.
Pain in the Neck From an Irritated or Impinged Nerve.
A herniated or bulging disc in the spine can lead to a condition we all know, sciatica is what occurs when a nerve is irritated or impinged in the lower back and pain is felt shooting down the entire leg as a result. The same thing can happen in the cervical spine, a nerve can become impinged by a bulging intervertebral disc and lead to pain down the arm. This can sometimes feel like numbness, and in some cases it can become unbearable and leave the patient unable to go about their daily tasks.
The spine houses the all important central nervous system and bulges and herniations in the spinal discs can wreak havoc on the nerves and really destroy a person's quality of life. Just like lumbardecompression for pain in the lowerback that radiates down the lower limbs, the cervicalspine can also be decompressed, which allows the injured disc to heal much quicker, and allows for faster pain relief. Neck Pain Can Easily be Treated by Cervical Spinal Decompression.
We have been providing spinal decompression for patients suffering with neck pain for many years now and the results are nothing short of impressive. Cervical decompression also happens to be even more effective and easier than lumbar decompression. Lumbar decompression is already highly lauded for its fast pain relief and has a very high patient satisfaction rate. So imagine just how easy and effective a cervical decompression session can be. Some patients even show immediate relief, although we stress finishing the prescribed course of treatment for longer term results.
We pride ourselves in offering a patented integrated approach to treatment. Our non surgical approach, non invasive approach is known for its unparalleled success. We use a multidisciplinary approach to tailor a treatment protocol for each patient, and constantly evaluate the results to provide the fastest treatments with the best results.