For many people, headaches are a daily occurrence and they often begin in 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 changes in your spine, and headaches – but there’s 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. New evidence-based guidelines strongly recommend a combination of exercise, stretching, and Chiropractic care to help reduce neck pain, headaches, and muscle tension.
Why it Matters:
Chronic neck pain can rob you of the things you love; enjoying your hobbies, taking a few moments to relax, and spending time with friends and family. However, neck pain and headaches don’t have to be a part of your daily life. By understanding the latest research, you can take actions to improve your health.
-Research recommends a combination of Chiropractic care, exercise, and stretching to reduce neck pain.
-Chiropractic care has an extremely high patient satisfaction score of over 90%.
-An amazing 85% of people receiving Chiropractic care for acute neck pain experienced significant improvement.
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 45-60 minutes and stretching out your neck and shoulders. Take a brisk walk during lunch or hit the gym a few times a week to increase your activity levels. Finally, incorporating the type of Chiropractic care we provide in our office helps to improve the functionality of your musculoskeletal system.
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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