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Neck Pain Care at Barham Chiropractic

back view of neck painGiven the enormous amount of time people spend staring at a computer screen during their workdays or gazing downward at their digital devices, it’s not surprising that many people have neck discomfort or what’s been called “tech neck.”

Neck pain can be a debilitating issue, affecting individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Whether stemming from acute injuries like whiplash or chronic conditions like poor posture, neck pain can significantly impact daily life.

The Different Types We See

At Barham Chiropractic, we see neck discomfort as a result of the following:

  • Acute Injuries: Acute neck pain often results from sudden incidents such as car accidents or falls, leading to whiplash injuries. Swelling and restricted movement characterise these injuries, requiring immediate attention to reduce inflammation and alleviate discomfort.
  • Muscle Spasms and Torticollis: Muscle spasms, commonly known as torticollis or “wry neck,” can occur suddenly, causing severe pain and limited mobility. Chiropractic evaluation helps identify nerve interference in the upper neck, which may contribute to these spasms.
  • Chronic Postural Changes: Prolonged poor posture, such as forward head carriage or excessive use of digital devices, can lead to chronic neck pain. Addressing underlying issues like nerve interference and muscle tension is crucial in managing this type of pain.

How Chiropractic Care May Help

Chiropractic care offers non-invasive approaches to addressing neck pain, focusing on restoring proper alignment, reducing nerve interference and improving overall spinal health. Depending on the severity and type of your discomfort, our chiropractors may use techniques such as manual adjustments, soft tissue therapy and corrective exercises to alleviate discomfort and enhance range of motion.

Practical Tips for Managing Your Discomfort

In addition to our care, here are some simple things you can do to alleviate or prevent neck discomfort:

  • Maintain Proper Posture: Adopt proper posture, especially when using digital devices. Ensure screens are at eye level and shoulders are relaxed to prevent strain on the neck and shoulders.
  • Regular Movement Breaks: Take frequent breaks from prolonged sitting or screen time. Gentle neck stretches and shoulder rolls can help alleviate tension and improve circulation.
  • Ergonomic Workspace Setup: Optimise workstations with ergonomic furniture and accessories to support neutral spine alignment and reduce the risk of neck pain associated with prolonged desk work.

Ready to Find Relief?

You don’t have to be sidelined by pain. Schedule an appointment with one of our experienced chiropractors today.
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