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Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Natural Approach to Healing

Neck and shoulder pain seem to be by-products of modern life. How many times have you come home from work with a stiff neck, aching shoulders or both? Regardless of what you do all day – bending over a keyboard, talking on the phone, standing on your feet, driving or carrying kids around – the unnatural postures and repetitive motions your body has to endure take their toll. Add to that the mental stress of a typical “day in the life” and you end up with shoulder and neck pain! Shoulder and neck pain relief is available, however, and it’s safe and drug-free.

The Weight of the World

Besides the physical burden your neck has to support – your head is equivalent to a bowling ball in weight – you may also be “carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.” Emotional stresses like those listed below create tension in the neck and shoulders, which can become chronic if left unchecked:

  • Worry over kids
  • Financial concerns
  • Workplace stress
  • Arguments
  • Grief

Physical stress can also add to the problem – sleeping “funny, ” poor postural habits, degenerative disc disorders and injuries like whiplash all tighten the muscles around the cervical spine (the neck), disturbing the delicate balance between the cervical vertebrae and interfering with nerve function. The result? Sore, achy shoulders and a stiff neck that can’t turn from side to side! The solution? A natural approach that addresses the underlying problem to alleviate shoulder and neck pain. Find out more!

Neck and Shoulder Pain: Good News/Bad News

The good news is most neck and shoulder pain is not the result of anything serious. Certainly there are cases that are the result of injury or disease, but those are rare. The vast majority of neck and shoulder pain results from the spinal misalignments, muscle tightness and nerve disturbances caused by stress.

The bad news is most people rely exclusively on pain pills to relieve neck pain. Pain relievers, whether over-the-counter or prescription, come with risky side effects and drug interaction issues. And they do nothing to address the underlying cause of neck or shoulder pain. They simply mask the symptoms by dulling the pain temporarily. A natural approach that targets the underlying cause of the neck and shoulder pain offers lasting relief, without the potential side effects.

Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief Naturally: Even Better News

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Chiropractic safely and naturally addresses the root problems of neck and shoulder pain. If the idea of chiropractic is new to you, you will be relieved to learn that chiropractic is a totally safe, non-invasive and drug free method of working with the body to help it heal itself. Chiropractors obtain advanced degrees, meet rigorous licensing rules and keep their education up-to-date. The majority of insurance providers offer chiropractic coverage.

Getting started couldn’t be simpler: Select a chiropractor in your area and give them a call to schedule an appointment. Your consultation will begin with a series of questions to help the doctor get a clear understanding of your shoulder and neck pain symptoms, the kind of physical, emotional or chemical stresses that you may be dealing with, and what your general health is like. If chiropractic is a good match for your circumstances, the doctor will proceed to examine you thoroughly. He or she will share with you what was revealed in the exam and present an action plan for correcting the problem(s). Then, chiropractic adjustments will be made to any areas in need of correction.

Many people – even those with chronic neck and shoulder pain – experience lasting relief from their pain with just a few visits. However, each person is unique and no results can be guaranteed. But resounding success with neck and shoulder pain is part of what makes chiropractic the number one natural approach to healing in the world.

Don’t let neck and shoulder pain make life a burden – take action to find natural relief today by contacting one of our sponsoring chiropractors.

Side Effects

Unlike pain medication, chiropractic has no side effects or drug interaction concerns – it’s totally safe and 100% natural. So before you take those pain relievers, check out some of the side effects:

Medication Known Risks
NSAIDS (Motrin, Naprosyn, Ansaid, Aleve, Advil, etc.) NSAIDS may interact with blood thinners, lithium, and blood pressure medications. May cause rash, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, heartburn, stomach ulcers, blood clots, hypertension, heart attacks and heart failure.
Aspirin Interacts with blood thinners. May cause upset stomach, drowsiness, headache.
Tylenol Interacts with blood thinners. May cause unusual bleeding or bruising, fatigue and liver damage.
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