There's a lot that our necks do to help keep us safe and healthy. We believe your neck deserves the best care.
What's Causing You Neck Pain?
Other less traumatic activities like reaching, pushing, pulling, moving heavy objects and falls can also trigger these problems.
Most commonly, neck pain is not the result of any single event but rather from repeated overloading.
Tendons and ligaments generally manage small isolated stressors quite well, but repetitive challenges lead to injury in much the same way that constantly bending a piece of copper wire will cause it to break. Examples of these less acute types of neck injuries include bad posture, poor workstations, repetitive movements, prolonged overhead activity, sedentary lifestyles, and improper sleep positions.
Depending upon the severity of your injury, you may need to limit your activity for a while especially movements or activities that cause pain. Avoid heavy lifting and take frequent breaks from prolonged activity, particularly overhead activity.
Following acute injuries, you can apply ice for 10-15 minutes each hour. Heat may be helpful after several days or for more chronic types of pain. Ask your doctor for specific ice/heat recommendations.
Our necks ache because we spend hours staring at computer screens. As a result, millions of Canadians suffer from persistent back pain, neck pain, migraines, and headaches.
Persistent neck pain and headaches force you to give up things you love doing. The truth is, pain changes everything. The good news is that the right chiropractic care can change pain.
Our chiropractors are spine, muscle, and nervous system experts. We are trained to diagnose the cause of your pain, recommend treatment options, and help you prevent it from coming back. In a 2009 report, The World Health Organization endorsed chiropractic adjustments as one of the safest and most effective treatments for neck pain.
Without proper treatment, neck pain can have a long-term impact on your health and mobility.