Neck pain is one of the most common problems affecting adults. Although the problem may be common, one person may experience symptoms differently compared to how another person might.
The pain may occur as a dull and relatively stable ache affecting one area of your neck. It may also be sharp and shocking and shoot down your arm. It may occur as a mild general discomfort or exhibit the intensity of a muscle spasm. It might also involve just the neck or shoulders, or it may extend to feeling numbness in your arm or fingers as well.
The medical term for neck pain that can extend into the shoulders, arms, and fingers is cervical spondylosis.
Poor posture is a problem that affects a lot of people. It includes poor sleeping positions and incorrect posture behind our desks. When our posture is not optimal, we push our neck out of its proper alignment. This misalignment causes problems and pain. Accidents, injury, and stress are three more contributors to neck pain.
Fortunately, natural neck pain remedies are readily available to treat the pain.
Homeopathic remedies are useful in helping to control the symptoms of neck pain and often even help heal the underlying problems. A chiropractor can help determine the exact cause of the pain and then choose the correct remedy for that specific condition.
There are many known remedies, each specific to a condition or origin of the pain. Here are a few examples you can discuss with your chiropractor on your next visit.
Rhus Tox is one of the most effective remedies for cervical spondylosis that attacks early in the morning. Cimicifuga and Guaiacum offer relief when stiff neck accompanies the pain, and Paris Quadrifolia eases cervical spondylosis that includes numbness in the fingers, hands, or arms. Rhus Tox, Ruta, and Hypericum are useful against neck pain caused by whiplash injuries.
Seeing A Chiropractor
A chiropractor’s primary goal when administering neck pain treatment is to find the cause of the pain and then to treat that cause so the body can begin to heal itself.
Proper treatment of neck pain always includes some form of spinal adjustment, since the neck is part of the spine. Other medications may not work if your back and neck are not correctly aligned. In addition to a spinal alignment, your doctor may work on the muscles in your back, neck, and head by massaging, strengthening, or stretching them. This action loosens the muscles, which are often so tense they add to the pain.
Fewer Symptoms for an Improved Quality of Life
The location and sensation of your pain help your chiropractor determine its origin. This serves as the starting point for deciding on the correct treatment and remedy. Your doctor may probably point out how your neck pain has, unknowingly to you, been causing secondary symptoms like headaches and backache.
A holistic, natural approach to neck pain treatment leads to overall health benefits.