neck pain treatments in phoenix

Tips That Can Help Keep The Neck Feeling Great

Brief bouts of neck pain aren’t usually a cause for concern, but pain that sticks around can impact your ability to live an active, happy lifestyle. Whether it stems from an injury, poor posture or anything in between, kicking neck pain comes down to finding pain management experts who know how to navigate this tricky terrain.

Of course, preventing neck pain altogether is the best way to go. Here are a few expert tips to avoid neck pain.

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trigger point injections

Things to Know Before Pulling the Trigger on Trigger Point Injections

Chances are, you’ve experienced muscle pain at some point or another. All too often, strained, overused muscles lend themselves to inflammation and achiness. In some cases, you may even feel a tender “knot” that’s particularly sore. This is called a trigger point (typically found in the neck, upper back and shoulders), which can actually cause pain beyond this area and into other parts of the body.

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radiating pain

What Is Radiating Pain and What Causes It?

Radiating pain is just what the name implies—an intense pain that spreads across a significant part of the body, leaving discomfort in its wake. This is because its start and end points actually follow the path of a nerve. Radiating pain isn’t to be confused with referred pain, which is general pain that typically pops up near an injured tissue.

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stress and pain

Is Stress a Pain in Your Neck? 4 Ways to Wind Down For Neck Pain Relief

According to the American Psychological Association, 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month, and since stress and pain are closely linked, it’s no wonder that neck pain is the number three source of chronic pain and that more than 25% of us are affected by it. How can stress contribute to neck pain, and how can you reduce stress to find neck pain relief?

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therapeutic-massage

The Benefits of Therapeutic Massage for Chronic Neck Pain

There are many benefits of therapeutic massage, ranging from enhanced circulation to release of impinged nerves. One study highlighted by the National Institutes of Health found it is particularly helpful to relieve chronic neck pain.

Various benefits of therapeutic massage

The benefits of massage therapy for the body are extensive:

1.    Relaxation

2.    Better bloodflow

3.    Loosening of inflexible tissue

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chiropractic

The Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care

In the past, chiropractic care was considered a questionable form of alternative medicine by many in the healthcare establishment. Popular culture was unsure about the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments too, with Homer Simpson playing the part of a groundbreaking chiropractor by pushing “patients” over his trashcan.

The effectiveness of chiropractic care, though, could not be denied. Today, integrative pain management clinics standardly include spinal manipulation as one of many strategies to achieve pain relief.

Part of the way that chiropractic has been proven is with research, which has shown that this form of medicine has a beneficial impact on numerous health conditions—just a few of which are discussed below.

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