With winter well and truly here, the cold weather often means people become more aware of old aches and pains. And waking up one Monday morning with a stiff and sore neck is no way to start the week!
So what can be done about it? Can chiropractic help?
There are two types of neck pain, acute and chronic. Acute pain is a pain that has been there for less than 3 months and chronic pain is pain that has been around for more than 3-6 months. The great thing about chiropractic care is that we can help both acute and chronic pain!
A recent review of the literature found evidence that patients with chronic neck pain showed significant pain-level improvements following spinal manipulation and these patients still showed positive changes up to 12 weeks post treatment 1.
Will the chiropractor need to ‘crack’ my neck?
A neck ‘crack’ or cervical adjustment is often performed by chiropractors to improve range of motion and reduce pain around the area. It is a precise procedure, perfected over years of practice by the practitioner to ensure maximum effect with minimal pain or discomfort to the patient. Although it might seem scary the first time rest assured that Dr Kyle has performed many, many cervical adjustments over the years and you are in good hands.
So if you’re finding the cold mornings are affecting your neck, please call us on 07 3262 3000 to make an appointment and see how Dr Kyle Holmes can help you.
1 Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Volume 30, Issue 6, July 2007, Pages 473-478