Your neck is as useful as it is fragile. Every day we make thousands of forward head movements with our necks — craning to look on the top shelf of a store, nodding to a friend — without even realizing it. However, the neck’s flexibility is also the reason it is so easy to damage: it is comprised of many muscles, nerves, and small bones, meaning that there is a lot that can go wrong at any point. At Integrated Health Solutions we’ve seen every sort of neck pain, and we have a variety of treatment methods to help heal this sensitive and necessary part of your body.
There are many daily strains put on a person’s neck — as well as a few severe injuries — which can result in chronic or extreme pain. A few of the most common causes of neck pain are:
- Spondylosis (axial pain)
- Surgical pain
- Slipped or herniated discs
- Posture or neck position
Many factors in a patient’s life will have put a unique strain on their neck. While this list covers many common causes, any factor that puts a repeated or significant strain on someone’s neck can cause them pain. If you have been experiencing neck pain, we encourage that you call Integrated Health today.
Avoiding Neck Pain
At Integrated Health Solutions, we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure. A few necessary lifestyle changes can go a long way in preventing you from ever experiencing significant or long-lasting neck pain. A few of our best suggestions are:
- Check your posture, especially while leaning over a computer or driving for long periods.
- Try to stay fit and active. This helps prevent most common forms of chronic pain, and neck pain is no different!
- Don’t strain your neck while sleeping. Be aware of the position of your head and relax on your back or side.
Need a Neck Pain Specialist?
Whether you seek medical attention for your neck pain is ultimately your decision. However, if your pain has become excruciating — and makes your regular activities difficult to complete — you can benefit from medical attention. This is also true if your neck pain has lasted several days or weeks.
At Integrated Health Solutions we have a vast range of treatment options for your chronic or intense neck pain. To learn more, click on our services page above.
If you are interested in helping your body heal and reducing the pain from neck strain or injury, please contact us today. You can reach Integrated Health Solutions at our state-of-the-art facility in Orland Park, or by calling us or visiting our website today! We also encourage you to write us a message to set up an initial diagnostic exam. We’re excited to help you begin your healing process with us!