Neck Pain: Are there Alternatives to Surgery and Pain Meds?
Your neck plays an important role of supplying blood to your brain and supporting the weight and mobility of your head. When you start experiencing neck pains on a daily basis, it can completely disrupt your life. Simple daily chores such as getting groceries or cleaning up around the house turn into painful reminders that you need to seek professional help.
While many people turn to doctors who are more than happy to prescribe lots of unsafe and narcotic medications, they’re not treating the underlying problem, only the symptoms. Once they go off the pain meds, the cause of the pain is still there.
Some of the common symptoms of neck pain are:
- Headaches or migraines
- Sensitivity to touch (and pain)
- Numbness or pain in upper-body
- Stiffness of neck
Common Causes of Neck Pain
There are several causes of neck pain. It can develop from a physical injury such as whiplash from a car crash. There are a few medical conditions that could contribute to neck pain, causing anywhere from mild to severe pain. Finally, time itself can be a factor. The older we get, the more wear and tear we put on our bodies.
Office workers are another group of people who are at great risk for neck pain. The human body was not designed to sit in a chair for 8-10 hours at a stretch. As such, if you’re not consciously using proper posture when at work, you could be setting yourself up for neck pain in the future. While poor posture will not immediately affect you, over time (months to a few years), the various components that make up your neck can fall out of line or get worn down.
Another group of at-risk people are those who have repetitive jobs such as cashiers or assembly line workers. Performing the same repetitive task over and over again without proper safety equipment or gear can lead to excruciating neck pain over time.
Natural and Alternative Fixes for Neck Pain
If you’re like most people, you tend to go see a doctor or specialist when there are issues with your body. The problem with medical doctors is that they sometimes only recommend one of two courses of action: surgery or pain pills. Surgery is expensive and potentially life threatening and pain pills (narcotic) can get you addicted in a very short period of time and are the #1 cause of drug overdose deaths in America.
Millions of people are turning to chiropractors to help fix their neck pain naturally. Chiropractors are required to go to school longer than the average medical doctor, so their knowledge of the human body and how to heal it is right up there with any family doctor.
Chiropractors are trained in specialty techniques such as neck and spinal manipulation. Over time a chiropractor can sometimes fix what is wrong without you having to resort to pain meds or surgery.