Do You Have Normal Neck Pain & Headache?

May 9, 2022

You know that feeling – when the pain starts to creep up from your shoulders, to your neck then just plants itself in your head. You start to feel that headache coming on and all you do is fight it. I hear daily that “I have a normal headache” or “I have normal neck and shoulder tightness”..

Let me tell you there is NOTHING normal about a neck pain and headache.  Pain is abnormal.  Health is normal.

For many people though, this is a daily occurrence.  Pain and stiffness creeping up from the neck and shoulders. That’s right – tight muscles around your neck can result in tension headaches. What’s more, if you sit at a computer all day, your posture may also be contributing to a decreased range of motion; premature degenerative and arthritis in your spine; and headaches.

But there is Good News!

There are a few simple steps you can take to help you feel less pain, increase your energy, and fend off those degenerative changes.

Apart from being a pain in the neck, chronic neck pain can rob you of the things you love. Enjoying your hobbies, taking a few moments to relax, and time with your family can all be affected. However, neck pain and headaches don’t have to be a part of your daily life. By understanding the latest research, you can take massive action to improve your health.

The Evidence is In

New evidence-based guidelines strongly recommend a combination of exercise, stretching, and Chiropractic adjustments to help reduce neck pain, headaches, and muscle tension. 85% of people receiving Chiropractic adjustments for acute neck pain experienced significant improvement. Add to this Chiropractic has an extremely high patient satisfaction score of over 90%.  Why would you do anything else?

It’s exciting that research has continued to showcase that you’re in charge of your health. Your habits and lifestyle can make a massive impact. Start reducing neck pain today by taking breaks every 20 – 30 minutes and stretching out your neck and shoulders. Make sure that you get up and move by taking a brisk walk during lunch and include exercise as part of your weekly routine to increase your activity levels. Finally, don’t forget about getting adjusted. Research proves that Chiropractic adjustments are a smart decision!

If you are ready make your normal neck pain and headache abnormal to not only get better, but to stay well and to feel alive click on the link below or call us on 9415 4606. We are happy to partner with you in reclaiming your health and enhancing your well-being.

References:

Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Home Exercise with Advice for Acute and Subacute Neck Pain- A Randomized Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, Volume 156, 2012

Perceived Value of Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Exercise Among Seniors with Chronic Neck Pain: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2014

Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults with Neck Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 37. 2014

Outcomes from Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Confirmed Symptomatic Cervical Disk Herniation Patients Treated with High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Spinal Manipulative Therapy. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2013

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