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Neck Pain Treatment

May 7, 2011

Neck pain affects almost two-thirds of the global population at some point in their lives. Diagnosis and treatment of neck pain conditions is the second largest sector of the chiropractic profession, bested only by low back pain. The most common anatomical issues blamed for causing chronic neck pain are disc pathologies, such as disc desiccation (disc desiccation is abnormal dryness of the discs) and herniations (a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out). In some cases neck pain may be from an acute spasm or one or more of the supportive musculature of the neck region. If you have had chronic neck pain, you could begin to develop neurological symptoms.

Neck pain may also arise from many other physical and emotional health problems. The National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine (NCCAM) cites Neck pain as the No. 3 reason why people seek alternative medicine care. Conventional medical professionals suggest it.

One of the first things to do as neck pain treatment is to relieve tension and stress. If the angle is wrong for you, adjust the monitor. Reading in bed on your side can also cause tension in the neck, causing neck pains. Stress at work can also cause neck pains. Proper position while sleeping, a supportive pillow, proper rest, and proper working angles are all ways to help prevent neck pains in the first place. If you have your neck bent in an unnatural position, you are almost certain to develop neck pains at some point. Tension from many sources can cause neck pains. The pain occurs when the muscles in the neck tighten, and may spasm. Illnesses, certain foods, drinks, and working without glasses can cause tension which in turn may cause neck pains. Stress, not enough rest, and many other factors may well cause neck pains to occur.