Top 5 Neck Pain Management Strategies For Whiplash or other Traumas
1. IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE: It's important to reduce forward head carriage. Doorway stretches can help with this. I also instruct my patients to use a towel roll under their neck on their back with the same circumference as their closed fist. It seems to correlate well with helping them get their normal cervical lordosis back which is important with FHP>
2. GET BETTER SLEEP: Make sure your pillow is not too thick!
3. AVOID THOSE AGGRAVATING ACTIVITIES: Common ones are shoulder presses at too high of a weight. Others include: working under a vehicle for a prolonged time, a ceiling fan blowing on your neck at night.
4. UTILIZE SPECIFIC CERVICAL EXERCISE TO STRENGTHEN NECK
5. AVOID JAMMING YOUR HEAD FORWARD (TV, COMPUTER, CELL, TABLET)
You may wonder, “Do I need an MRI scan of my neck.”
Some people will try stretching first to see if they get relief from their neck pain. A pulled muscle generally will get better with rest. Persistent or worsening pain intensity and/or frequency necessitates a visit to see a professional.
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So if you find yourself experiencing neck pain that is affecting your quality of life and allowing you to enjoy Fort Myers Beach. Come see us at Coast Chiropractic Centers located on 7270 College Parkway.
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