You can get neck pain relief with acupuncture. Most of us will experience some sort of neck pain. It’s one of the things that happen when you’re the only animal that walks solely on its hind legs. Granted, neck pain is a small price to pay for the privilege of being upright, but that doesn’t help much when you’re in so much pain that you can’t sleep, and are popping Tylenol like it’s candy.
What to do
First let’s discuss what’s behind that pain in your neck. Neck pain can be the result of a wide range of factors, including wear-and-tear, strains or sprains, or inflammation. Here are some of the most common culprits:Bad Posture: Bending or hunching forward for prolonged periods can cause strains and sprains (injuries to ligaments) or other dysfunctions. This might happen in front of a computer, while sitting for extended periods in a car or train, or even while talking on the phone. Another common cause of neck problems can be sleeping in an awkward position.Injuries, trauma and car accidents: Sports related injuries, common falls, auto accidents can all cause acute neck pain.
Stress: Being stressed or anxious can cause the muscles in your back, shoulder and neck to freeze up; sometimes the pain is felt in all three areas, while at other times the pain is localized in a ‘target zone’. This sort of stress-based neck pain is as ‘real’ as if it had come from a car accident, the simple reason being that when the body is in fight-or-flight mode, muscles lock up and don’t readily ‘unlock’.
Medical Conditions: Arthritis, herniated disks, TMJ and other related conditions may cause chronic pain and stiffness.
There Is Help: Acupuncture helps you get neck pain relief easily quickly. The move inflammation away from the area and to bring fresh oxygen and blood in to heal what has been compromised.
At Blue Phoenix Wellness it’s our belief that neck pain, both chronic and acute, is best treated using acupuncture.
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