Posted on: August 18, 2015
How to prevent neck pain and feel better.
It is my job to tell you how to feel better and prevent pain, as well as to help you get out of pain once you’re in it. Did you know that you can see some neck pain coming before you feel it? And just by looking in the mirror? You don’t need to be psychic or use special glasses, but you do need to be honest with yourself.
Most neck pain cases that I see in the office start with a series of bad habits and functional changes in the neck that creep into everyday life. A lot of the pain and disability that results from this can usually be prevented. The muscles, bones and ligaments don’t complain until they are really fed up with how they are being used, and that’s when you get pain. That’s also why there are some mornings when you wake up and know something is wrong.
Your neck actually does provide you with warning signs. For example, do you find it difficult to turn your head to back up your car, but otherwise you are fine? Do you find yourself rubbing your neck after a long phone call? Or do you wake up during the night trying to find a more comfortable way to adjust your pillow? These are early warning signs that you need professional help with your neck.
Three Little Tests
Walk over to a mirror. If your neck is not working right, you will most likely be able to see and feel some important things.
Here is what you have learned:
If you would like some help with these tests, give me a call or mention it at your next visit.
Most of the neck pain I see in the office can be prevented by paying attention to the warning signs. Don’t wait to handle what could become a serious issue. Your health is a great asset, and I am here to help you preserve it.
At Westlake Village Chiropractic Arts, we are committed to supporting you in your journey of greater health & well-being. Contact us for your next visit.
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