I suffer from ongoing neck pain. My favorite ‘adjustment’ at the chiropractor’s office (up til now) has been what I refer to as ‘the neck crack’ or ‘that one that twists your neck’. Then, I read about the dangers of having a chiropractor crack your neck, so I studied up on it. Here’s what I’ve learned about neck manipulation — both from having it done myself and from talking to my chiropractor and others about it.
Wondering if you should see a chiropractor for your aches and pains? Here, real people who suffer from chronic pain are sharing their personal experiences with chiropractic care. See what it's like going to a chiropractor to relieve pain, what you can expect to feel like after treatment, and how a former skeptic changed her tune about chiropractic care -- after it relieved her neck pain.
I see a chiropractor for back, neck, and shoulder pain. My chiropractor gave me his tips for the best sleep positions, how to keep your body in alignment yourself, and how to treat lower back pain — so I’m sharing them with you.
I absolutely love my microwave heating pad. It works for all of my aches and pains. My favorite is the large sectioned microwave heating pack from Thermal-Aid. It’s actually a heating AND cooling pack in one! It comes in lots of shapes and sizes and conforms to your sore body parts. I also got one of their cute heat/ice packs for children shaped like cuddly teddy bears. These have become my favorite new heating pads!
I’ve found a number of neck stretches that really work for me to alleviate the tense pressure in my neck that builds up after spending time at the computer. This neck pain that usually lingers into the night. The following neck stretches are some of the same ones that the chiropractor and physical therapist recommended to me. They really work!
If you are a looking for neck pain treatment, then you’ll be thrilled to learn that help is right at your fingertips, and it takes less than 5 minutes to do these neck stretches… that REALLY work! Seriously, I suffered from chronic neck pain and it’s possible to find neck pain relief without spending a ton of money.
I was actually very, very VERY skeptical of chiropractors at first. But, after visiting a chiropractor for nearly 2 years now, I’m now singing the praises of chiropractic care. Here’s why.