My Top 3 Neck Pain Tips – Dr Ray TV – Myrtle Beach Chiropractor Vineland Chiropractor

My Top 3 Neck Pain Tips – Dr Ray TV – Myrtle Beach Chiropractor Vineland Chiropractor


Hey guys, Dr Ray Marquez here, your local
chiropractor at Back Pain Relief Center. My top 3 picks or tips for relieving neck
pain while at home. First and foremost, if you have a neck problem,
you’re not really sure what’s going on, make sure you either message me or call your primary,
or get to urgent care to make sure it’s nothing too crazy. If it’s not that serious, and you want to
try to do a few things at home, this is what I’m going to recommend. First and foremost my number one pick for
neck pain is icing it. Everyone’s always unsure whether to use ice
or heat and it’s been my experience over the years that neck pain is almost always and
underlying issue. A lot of people think maybe it’s my muscles,
which the muscles maybe tight, but muscles are usually tight because something’s going
on underneath. Whether it’s a disc problem, whether it’s
a nerve problem, something is dysfunctioning that neck and it’s inflamming and that’s what’s
causing pain. Tight muscles are tight and usually don’t
generate pain, underlying disc or nerves are normally the pain generators so, if you’re
having some neck pain I recommend icing your neck 15 to 20 minutes at the end of each day. Right now, I’m going through some neck pain
myself, I get my neck cranked a couple of times over at Ju jitsu and it just seems to
never go away and it seems when it gets a little better, someone else cranks it again. So it’s kind of an ongoing issue with me so
I make sure I ice my neck every single day. 15 to 20 minutes and what I do is I take a
nice big ice pack, I roll it up and I put it at the base of my neck and I kind of lean
back on my sofa and I watch a bit of tv for 15 to 20 minutes. Real easy way to do it. Ice isn’t fun, noone likes doing it, but it
has great results. My number 2 pick or tip for relieving neck
pain at home is cervical traction or neck traction. There’s a lot of physical therapists that
will get you to do some really expensive cervical traction, and they put you on these big machines
and things like that or they have you do a home unit where you’re at home and you’ve
got to hook all this stuff up and the easiest way to do some cervical traction what I recommend
to all my patients is a couple of things. You can either just sit in a chair lean all
the way back and just lean your head back and let your head hang over the edge of the
chair. That’s stretching out all the neck muscles,
the ligaments, the front of your chest and all that allowing the head to come back, decompressing
the joints, relieving pressure. Another real easy way to do it is just laying
on your bed hang your head over the side of the bed and just let all that stuff stretch
out. Just be real careful, it could be more aggressive
than you think so the first time you do it just try 30 seconds to a minute get on up
and see if it bothers you the next day. If it doesn’t then it’s a great way to start
tractioning your neck at home which will decompress the joint which will stretch everything out. Real easy way to do it. My third tip on neck pain relieving tips is
range of motion stretches. One of the things that I see most with my
patients is they begin to decrease range of motion or they lack range of motion. They can’t look over their shoulder, or they
can’t put their ear to their shoulder. And what you need to do is those simple things
so I’m going to pull my head my ear to my shoulder and I’m going to push on it. Then we can do both sides and then we can
even look over our shoulder and push on it. Motion is good in a neck. We don’t want decrease that motion. Don’t be afraid to push it a little bit and
get a real good deep stretch in there. As long as youre not feeling any sharp pains
going down your arm or tingling in your fingers, or something that feels unstable, it’s ok
to push it a little bit. So top 3 home relieving neck pain tips, number
1 ice 15 to 20 minutes each day, number 2 cervical traction or stretching which you
could do by just leaning your head over the bed, and number 3, is going through your range
of motion stretches, keeping neck nice and moveable, move your chin side to side, ear
to shoulder and keep it nice and flexible. I hope that helps someone out there if you
are suffering from some neck pain, make sure you try these tips. If it doesn’t help, just shoot me a message,
we’ll talk about it. Or just stop in both my clinics, whether they
are in Myrtle Beach or Vineland, are all walk in, you don’t need appointments, stop in we’ll
get you feeling better as quickly as possible with no long term commitments to any long
term treatment plans. In and out. If you’d like more information, in Myrtle
Beach you can reach us at myrtlebeachwalkinchiro.com If you’re up in New Jersey, it’s BackPainRC.com
If you kind of mess up and go to either one, don’t worry about it, you can shoot us a message,
or call us, we’ll get you to the correct office. I hope all is well, and everyone’s enjoying
their afternoon, and I will talk to you soon.

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