Neck pain can make you very uncomfortable. Living with pain makes it difficult to do the things that you enjoy and need to do. Dr. Michael Nesnick of Nesnick Total Health in Woodstock, GA offers treatments that can help to relieve your neck pain without resorting to invasive procedures and medication. Chiropractic care treats the whole person and looks for the root cause of your pain.
When the vertebrae in your neck are out of alignment, due to either an accident often involving whiplash or from postural issues, it can be very painful. Receiving a chiropractic adjustment can help the messages get through the brain and help to relieve the pressure that the misalignment places on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support the neck.
Therapeutic massage can be very helpful when you have neck pain. Massage works the muscles and other soft tissues, since a lot of tension is retained in the neck and shoulders, this is where the treatment may be centered. By breaking up the knots and the trigger points, the muscles can relax and that will lower the pain level and allow the manipulation to be more effective with less pressure needed to move the vertebrae.
Cryotherapy is the application of cold to a part of the body or to the entire body. In the immediate aftermath of whiplash or an injury to the neck, the application of cold can lower the pain and the circulation in the area. When the cold is removed, blood comes rushing to the area, and it helps to promote healing and stimulates endorphins, which are nature's natural pain relievers.
An infrared sauna uses infrared rays to heat the body at a much lower temperature than is required in a regular sauna. It is easier to breathe and allows you to stay longer in the unit to benefit from relaxation, soothing sore muscles, and pain relief.
Cervical traction is a form of traction that is used to stretch the spine in the neck. When the vertebrae are stretched, it allows the pressure to be removed from the nerves in your neck by the discs that are bulging or herniated. When the space is opened, the disc may move back into the place where it belongs.
Dr. Nesnick of Nesnick Total Health in Woodstock, GA has the help you need for your neck pain. Call our office at 770-516-2323 to make an appointment today.