Exercises*: There are many options to do to create a healthy spine. It helps to work with a personal trainer, or even a friend, who can monitor your posture while you workout. Here are some of our favorites (click each exercise for an example demonstration):
And if it hurts, stop! There are other options for building a better spine that do not cause pain
During your visit, your doctor of chiropractic will perform exams to locate the source of your pain and will ask you questions about your current symptoms and remedies you may have already tried. For example:
When did the pain start?
What have you done for your neck pain?
Does the pain radiate or travel to other parts of your body?
Does anything reduce the pain or make it worse?
A neck adjustment (also known as a cervical manipulation) is a precise procedure applied to the joints of the neck, usually by hand. A neck adjustment works to improve the mobility of the spine and to restore range of motion; it can also increase movement of the adjoining muscles. Patients typically notice an improved ability to turn and tilt the head, and a reduction of pain, soreness, and stiffness.
Of course, your chiropractor will develop a program of care that may combine more than one type of treatment, depending on your personal needs. In addition to manipulation, the treatment plan may include mobilization, massage or rehabilitative exercises, or something else.
Follow the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, stop using your phone for 20 seconds and look 20 feet away from your device or computer.