Neck pain can be due to various factors, including arthritis, strained muscles, or the wrong pillow. It seems as if almost everyone has had some form of neck pain at one time or another. There are those, however, who suffer on a chronic basis, causing them interference with their daily routines. They may even have neck pain along with pain in the arms, shoulders, and hands.
Can Neck Pain Be Caused by a Pillow?
If a person’s pillow is too soft or too hard, it can definitely be a contributing factor to neck pain. For back sleepers, a thinner pillow will prevent the head from being tilted too far forward. In fact, pillows with neck support are available for those who are back sleepers. Those who prefer to sleep on their side need a firmer pillow so that there is not a large gap between the ear, the shoulder, and the pillow.
Where to Find Relief for Neck Pain
Another area that people will want to pay attention to if they suffer from neck pain is the structure of the neck. Usually, a problem with the neck begins a while before a person feels discomfort and pain. Seeking the care of an upper cervical chiropractor can ensure that a person has a strong, healthy neck. Many times, the top vertebra of the neck moves out of position because this bone is designed for mobility. It can happen due to a fall, a car accident, or another trauma to the head and neck. This misalignment can affect the entire spine from top to bottom and is often found to be the source of neck pain and other serious health conditions.
At Health Edge Family Spinal Care, we use a gentle technique called NUCCA that encourages the bones of the neck to move back into place on their own without forcing them to do so. The body’s healing powers then take over and repair any damage done. This is the best way to ensure that a person has a healthy neck and spine. Most patients report feeling happier and healthier after just a few adjustments.
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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.healthedgela.com