Neck Pain FAQ

Woman with neck pain in Toronto

If you routinely deal with neck pain, it's likely you're interested in finding a way to stop it from occurring altogether. Those that suffer from neck pain often call Dr. Brian Dower, our Toronto chiropractor, and his team to obtain essential neck pain care. Here are some questions people often ask about this condition, which includes information about using chiropractic care as a means of neck pain relief.

Why Does Neck Pain Happen To Some People?

Neck pain can creep up on you over time from poor posture, overusing a cell phone, or using improper ergonomic practices while on the job. It could also be the result of sleeping on a large pile of pillows, leading to an awkward stretching of the neck. Neck pain often accompanies other injuries when someone is involved in an accident or if they have a slip and fall incident happen.

How Can Neck Pain Be Avoided Altogether?

It is important to be aware of your everyday practices to try to keep yourself from conducting activities that could cause neck pain to arise. It's impossible to tell when you will be involved in a car accident; however, keeping your headrest centered behind your head could help minimize the chance of whiplash. Make sure your spine remains in alignment with the rest of your body as you sleep by limiting the number of pillows you use during this time, and ask Dr Dower and his team about "cervical pillows".

Cell phone use should be monitored so you're not stretching your neck endlessly as you gaze at the screen. A timer or holder can help you keep on top of the time you spend on your cell or tablet. Take breaks while on the job, especially if you use repetitive motions of your neck to conduct your daily activities.

How Does Chiropractic Care Provide Neck Pain Relief?

Those that use chiropractic care as a means of neck pain relief find that it often works effectively at minimizing discomfort rather quickly. Our Toronto chiropractor and his team will first evaluate your neck and surrounding muscles to determine the cause for your pain. Spinal adjustments, whether completed by manual corrections or instruments, are usually used as a treatment option when restricted motion is found upon examination. These adjustments work to help release the stress placed upon your spine and its joints, allowing the needed healing to take place.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

If you are interested in finding out more about chiropractic care to provide neck pain relief, contact Dr. Brian Dower and his team to ask further questions about the processes used at our downtown Toronto offices. Call our practice today at (416) 920-7275.  

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