Chronic neck pain can be the result of an injury or illness. If the cause has already been addressed and the pain still persists, a series of chiropractic adjustments may be able to realign the vertebrae in the neck and back and relieve the discomfort the patient is experiencing. Exercises designed to strengthen and tone the neck can be used to maintain positive blood flow. It will also stabilize the structure of the neck, providing additional support. Massage therapy and a diet that contains anti-inflammatory foods may also help keep the inflammation down and the range of motion where it should be.
A chiropractic adjustment can dramatically reduce the risk of headaches that would otherwise stem from a neck injury. When the neck is injured, inflammation can inhibit blood flow to and from the brain, constricting blood vessels and depriving the brain of the nutrients it needs to function. Another problem with neck injuries is that the muscles of the neck can tighten considerably. This can cause muscles in the head as well as the shoulders to tighten as well, resulting in tension headaches and a stiff neck. Chiropractic adjustments allow the muscles to shift along with the skeletal structure, relieving chronic pain and reducing the inflammation that can cause other health concerns.
The three stages of care, Relief Care, Corrective Care, and Wellness Care, can easily be applied to various types of head and neck pain. When it comes to the head and neck, any type of pain can dramatically reduce the quality of life. Relieving the pain and allowing the person to resume their day to day activities is of the utmost importance. Relieving the pain is only the first step. It is also important to correct the cause of the pain and then take the necessary steps to prevent it from coming back. if the pain is chronic, it is important to use treatment methods that are sustainable and will not cause further damage. Chiropractic care offers this type of treatment and is extremely effective.
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