Identifying your neck pain to select proper treatment
It is so important to have your neck and back pain properly diagnosed so that you can proceed to chose the most correct treatment for your situation.
A lot of times where you feel the pain is not the source of what is causing the pain.
Here are different kinds of neck pain
For example, if your pain is coming from your middle back area, around your ribs and shoulder blade area, the root of that pain is most likely stemming from the neck area.
Muscle strains and sprains can happen preforming the most common day-to-day activities.
Common day to day activities may include:
- bending down to pick something off of the floor
- holding a baby or young child
- unloading groceries
- folding laundry
- washing a car
- sitting down and typing on the computer for long periods of time
- sleeping in an awkward position
Visiting a pain management specialist can help with identifying your neck pain
This way, a proper analysis of your neck can be done and an appropriate plan of action can be taken to get you on the road to healing.
Typically, it will take at least a couple of weeks of physical therapy and / or massage techniques to rid the neck of all pain.
Practicing good posture and cell phone habits are vital in maintaining good neck health.
Did you know …
If you look down at your phone (known as “text neck”), it is like applying 60 pounds of constant pressure on your neck and spine!
This, overtime, can also cause hunch back … the rounded protrusion of the spine.
Another way of identifying your neck pain …
A neck strain occurs when one or more fibers in a neck muscle or tendon stretches too far and tears.
This injury, also called a pulled muscle, can vary in intensity depending on the tear’s size and location. While a neck strain typically heals on its own within a few days or weeks, the pain may range from mild and achy to sharp and debilitating.
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