That Pain in Your Neck
Every once in a while we get a pain in our neck, but we don’t know where it came from. The truth is that it could have come from one of several different things that are so common that we may not think of those things as causing neck pain.
We feel it’s important that you know what some of those things are so that you can know what you can do to overcome neck pain. That’s why over the next couple of weeks we’ll examine some of those thing that might be the source of your pain.
That’s why this week we’ll examine some of those thing that might be the source of your neck pain.
Activities that cause neck pain
Something as simple as making the same motioned or extended movement’s with your neck can cause you pain in your neck. That’s because it can cause you to strain your neck by overstretching or overusing the muscles in your neck. It can also cause you to injure the ligaments in your neck, which can lead to a sprained neck, or spasms in your neck muscles.
To avoid this type of injury, you will want to avoid the following activities.
- Stretching your head for long periods of time, such as to see over a person in a theatre or a concert, or even just holding the phone between your ear and your shoulder, can lead to this type of injury
- Using a pillow with poor neck support, such as any type that props your head too high or causes it to lay flay, can be the cause of this type of injury
- Another way to incur a neck injury is to simply sleep on your stomach and then twist or bend your neck
- When you just rest your head on your fist or arm for long lengths of time, this can cause a neck injury
- Overusing your upper body and arms, such as painting a ceiling or playing tennis
- Tensing your muscles that connect the head, neck, and shoulders due to stress or too much focus
Upper Cervical and Your Neck Pain
Knowing what not to do to avoid injuries is the first step in knowing what to do to lead a healthier life. You want to avoid neck pain, which means you will want to take precautions to ensure you wake up with no pain in your neck.
Sometimes, though, that means entrusting your spine to the care of someone with the expertise to get to the source of any neck pain. An upper cervical chiropractor can do just that by examining your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments in your upper cervical spine. A misalignment in your two upper neck vertebrae of only ¼ of a millimeter can place pressure on your brainstem, thus hindering your brain’s ability to communicate with your body.
If you are in the Upland, California area then contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems.