Neck pain is the third most common type of chronic pain affecting Americans. For some, it is an unfortunate reality that they’ve simply learned to live with; for others, its a debilitating condition that severely impacts their quality of life.
Patients often describe it as a “kink” or stiffness in the neck accompanied by burning, sharp, dull or tingling pain that ranges from mild to severe. It may spread to other parts of the body such as the shoulders and arms. Moving the neck typically exacerbates the pain.
According to the American College of Rheumatology, most people with neck pain see improvement within one to two weeks, and the vast majority reports complete resolution in eight to 12 weeks.
Chronic neck pain lasts three months or more and can be the result of:
Treatment & Prevention
The Wurn Technique is an effective, natural treatment for chronic neck pain that uses a ‘whole-body’ approach to address mechanical restrictions. Our experience has shown us that achieving lasting results requires evaluating and treating the structures below the neck. Once the spine is balanced on the stable foundation of a horizontal pelvis, treatment at the neck can be effective and provide long-lasting results.
When treating the neck and other structures, our therapists work to decrease the adhesions, or bands of internal scar tissue. Adhesions can create pulls and prevent structures from moving and functioning as they are designed to, resulting in chronic pain and dysfunction.
Schedule a phone consultation with an expert therapist to learn more about treating neck pain naturally.
The following can help decrease your chances of developing neck pain:
- Maintaining good posture;
- Take regular breaks from activities that do not involve movement, like driving or working at a computer;
- Not sleeping with too many pillows;
- Exercising regularly;
- Setting your desk chair and keyboard at ergonomically-correct heights;
- Not cradling the phone between face and shoulder while on the phone.