Stiff neck is most common pain occurs because of improper positioning of neck while sleeping or it can be result of stressful day at work or any injury or jerk. There’s a difference between a stiff neck and one that hurts so bad that it makes your head spin kind of pain, and it is “bad enough” to see a chiropractor for it.
You can manage neck pain at home by using few home remedies like using ice. You might like to consider changing your pillow. You can try few neck exercises also, but be careful not to overdone it and stretch your neck beyond its normal limits, by doing this you may do more harm. You also need to avoid driving as you may not be able to turn your neck past your shoulder.
Till some level you can maintain your pain at home but when it’s unbearable you should see a chiropractor.
See a chiropractor for neck pain if you..
We at Human Mechanic specialize in treatment for neck pain, Chiropractor will check to see how your neck movements are, and is there swelling, tenderness or numbness..
After X-rays and physical exam, the chiropractic treatment plan is designed according to your need including chiropractic adjustments, specific neck exercises and physiotherapy. It will help you to restore motion to stiff muscles and joints.
Your chiropractor may use a combination of techniques as part of your treatment plan for neck pain. Below are some spinal manipulation techniques:
Manual therapies like soft tissue therapy, manual joint stretching technique, Therapeutic message, Trigger point therapy can also be used for pain relief and relaxing tense muscles.
Other therapies like inferential electrical stimulation and laser therapy or tissue magnetic stimulation can also be used to ease neck pain symptoms by stimulating neck muscles.
Interferential Therapy or (IFT) is a type of electrotherapy treatments that use electric currents to stimulate tissue which provides pain relief, reduction of swelling and many other health benefits.
Class IV Laser therapy has become standard of care for many musculoskeletal injuries. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions.
Tissue Magnetic Stimulation is a noninvasive method of delivering a rapidly pulsed, high-intensity magnetic field to the periphery. Salus Talent® Pro is a unique therapeutic device used worldwide for transcutaneous magnetic stimulation. It delivers a new method of treatment of musculoskeletal problems where the application of very strong pulsed magnetic fields up to 3Tesla (=30.000Gauss), is produced & inducted without contact in muscle and nerve contraction as well as tissue stimulation is achieved.
Therapeutic exercises also can help improve range of motion in your neck and prevent neck pain from progressing. Above mentioned treatments are possible chiropractic treatments for neck pain. Come and visit our nearby centre to know your actual treatment plan which will be designed upon diagnosis.