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Neck Pain

Does this describe you?

  • You are struggling with Neck Pain and are not sure what to do or who to ask.
  • You are frustrated that your Neck Pain is stopping you from doing the things you love.
  • You are having difficulty sleeping because of your Neck Pain and this is affecting your energy and wellbeing during the day.
  • You are taking painkillers or other medication for your Neck Pain and would like to stop.
  • You are starting to worry that this isn't ever going to get better as your episodes of Neck Pain are getting more frequent and taking longer to go.
  • Neck Pain causes lack of concentration, poor sleep, bad temper and generally makes life exceedingly difficult.

  • Neck Pain is often the result of tension building up in the muscles at the back of the neck. This can be a gradual process from sitting still for too long at a desk. Or it can be after an accident such as a whiplash injury. The restricted movement caused by tight muscles leads to the joints in the neck becoming stiff.
  • The pain from the tight muscles and stiff joints in the neck can be felt in the head as a headache, or the muscle tension can restrict blood flow and trip a migraine if you are prone to migraines.
  • Here at Afon House our highly experienced team are dedicated to serving the local community in Salisbury and surrounding areas helping Neck Pain sufferers just like you get back to doing the things they love.
  • Chiropractic care gently relieves the tension in the muscles and joints in your neck allowing the pain to ease, and allowing you to sleep comfortably, wake refreshed and generally get on with your life.
  • If you would like to know more 

  • Use the blue box on this page to Get your Copy of the Afon House Neck Pain Information Pack This is our approach to Neck Pain. The pack includes 5 Simple Ways to Relieve Neck Pain at Home.

 This is our approach to Neck Pain. The pack includes 5 Simple Ways to Relieve Neck Pain at Home.

Or go to our online booking page to book in for a FREE TELEPHONE CHAT with one of our Registered Chiropractors to discuss your problem.

First Aid for Neck Pain

The aim of this exercise is to gently ease the tension in the tight muscles and reduce the inflammation in the joints. These muscles are a main source of the neck pain. To gently ease the muscles, drop your chin to your chest and place both hands onto your head with your fingers interlaced. Let your elbows drop and your arms and shoulders droop so the weight of your arms is hanging on your head. Don’t pull. Relax. You will feel the tension in the muscles in the back of your neck. Count steadily to 30 and allow the muscles to slowly stretch very gently. Then remove your hands from your head. The neck pain should be easier. Repeat as often as you like, but always very gently. And only apply as much pressure as is comfortable.

And use a Cold Pack

To reduce inflammation in the joints in your neck (another source of your pain), wrap a cold pack (a bag of frozen peas works well) in a couple of tea towels and place it on the back of your neck for just 5 minutes out of each hour. Keep repeating this. If the cold pack is too cold, wrap another tea towel around it. This will help. Don’t use heat. If you are taking medication for the pain, it will be an anti-inflammatory drug – to cool things down. If you use the medication with heat, you will be cancelling one out with the other! Use a cold pack to enhance the effect of the medication.

Pillows

 We recommend feather pillows (or similar if you have allergies), not too stuffed. The pillow needs to be soft so you can then mould it to support your neck. It shouldn’t be a solid block of foam.

Shaped orthopaedic pillows work for some people, but they have to fit your neck, and what are the chances of that? They can also be quite expensive. Memory foam is good for packing delicate objects.

Still getting pain?

If you have tried resting it but the pain comes back again as soon as you push it, come in and see us.

 

Neck Pain Information Pack

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