Welcome back to the Arne Wellness Center blog! In our recent blog series, What Causes Neck Pain?, we shared with you some of the most common causes of neck pain. Understanding what causes neck pain can help you practice good body mechanics while being more mindful when performing daily activities that might contribute to neck pain.
Now that you know the common causes of neck pain, we will share with you some of the safest and effective natural treatments for relieving neck pain. These treatments range from massage therapy to spinal decompression, which offer effective pain relief alternatives to prescription medications and invasive surgical procedures. If you have questions about these treatments or would like to arrange an appointment with your chiropractor or massage therapist, reach out to Arne Wellness Center.
Five Natural Neck Pain Treatments
Studies show that chiropractic care in the form of manual cervical spine manipulations (chiropractic adjustments) and other modalities can safely and effectively treat neck pain while providing long-lasting relief. By realigning the spine, your chiropractor can take pressure off of the spinal nerves, reduce neck pain, improve nerve function, and increase range of motion, so you can feel better and move better.
For those patients who have suffered a neck injury, such as a whiplash, as the result of an auto accident, combining chiropractic care with other treatments can stimulate the body’s own ability to recover and heal. As the damaged tissues heal, patients injured in car accidents can regain movement and function in their neck, arms, and hands, while experiencing pain relief.
Massage and chiropractic care go hand-in-hand for relieving neck pain. The musculoskeletal system functions optimally when the hard and soft tissues are healthy. Therefore, muscle work can relieve tension in the muscles, soft tissues, and joints in the neck and spine, which can enhance the effectiveness of a chiropractic adjustment. Furthermore, massage therapy and myofascial release techniques can loosen tense, stiff tissues while encouraging healthy circulation, thus, replenishing sore and/or damaged tissues with oxygen and nutrients so they can heal and function better.
Acupuncture is a type of Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of tiny needles into specific points on the body. Acupuncture encourages the body’s natural healing ability to repair damaged tissue, encourage energy flow, restore function, alleviate inflammation and tension, thereby relieving pain and discomfort.
Spinal decompression therapy is a method for stretching the spine through traction. While neck traction can be performed manually by your chiropractor to stretch the tissues in the neck, mechanized spinal decompression can traction the neck through slow, controlled stretches to relieve pressure from the spine and spinal nerves. Spinal decompression is ideal for treating such neck issues as herniated or bulging discs to relieve neck pain and improve function.
Ready To Experience Neck Pain Relief?
If you would like to experience the benefits of long-lasting neck pain relief, reach out to Arne Wellness Center to schedule an appointment. We offer Top Rated Local® chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, spinal decompression, as well as detox therapy and natural medicine to relieve your pain. Call us today!