At least 30% of American adults experience neck pain each year. If you have neck pain, contact Takura Tela, DC, at True Kings (TK) Healthcare in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Tela provides a holistic approach to treating neck pain, combining natural wellness plans and chiropractic adjustments to relieve your pain and heal the underlying condition causing it. Call True Kings (TK) Healthcare or make an appointment online today for personalized treatments for neck pain.
Neck Pain Q & A
Poor posture is one of the most prevalent causes of neck pain. The average American spends more than five hours a day looking down at their phone, which puts significant pressure on the bones, muscles, and connective tissue in your neck.
Additionally, if you spend your days sitting at a desk and working on a computer, you might slightly tilt your head up or down to see your screen. Doing this for eight or more hours a day, five days a week, can cause neck pain.
Other causes of neck pain include herniated discs, stenosis, and arthritis. You could also sustain an injury like whiplash.
- Pain is how your body signals that something is wrong, and you should never ignore it. Minor issues that cause neck pain typically go away with some at-home care, including heat, ice, and rest. If your pain persists, worsens, or interferes with your mobility, you should contact Dr. Tela for assessment and treatment. He offers thorough exams to assess your pain and identify its cause. Dr. Tela also asks about your lifestyle and medical history to gather a comprehensive picture of your overall wellness.
Dr. Tela creates tailored treatment plans to alleviate your neck pain and address its underlying cause. Your treatment program could include:
Chiropractic adjustments correct alignment issues in your neck that can cause tension and spasm in your neck and upper back. While an adjustment can provide rapid relief of pain, you might benefit from a series of adjustments to correct the underlying issue.
At-home stretches and exercises
Dr. Tela can teach you some stretches to practice at home to increase your flexibility and release tension in your neck. He can also teach you exercises to improve your strength and posture.
Dr. Tela might also recommend adjusting your computer screen or reducing the amount of time you spend on your phone. He takes a holistic approach to health and might recommend nutritional changes or other lifestyle adjustments to enhance your overall wellness.
If you have neck pain that interferes with your movement or regular activities, call True Kings (TK) Healthcare or make an appointment online today for expert treatment for neck pain.