You were injured. You worked on it. It got better. Maybe it never quite went away. Now it is back, nagging at you or sidelining you from the things you like to do. Does your neck feel stiff when you wake up or seize painfully with no warning? Is neck pain limiting your physical activity and has it become your constant companion? At Well Effect®, our “Resolve Injuries Now” program is based on our unique, comprehensive, Soma Science℠ approach that has helped every type of person we have worked with resolve or greatly improve their neck pain in Bedford, Massachusetts.
There are three categories of injury severity (hover over them for definitions) and they typically move from one phase to the next in this order:
- Acute injuries:
- Sub-acute injuries:
- Chronic injuries:
CHRONIC IS COMMON
If you suffer from neck pain in Bedford, Massachusetts, you have plenty of company. Doctors estimate that neck pain at some point will trouble 7 out of 10 people. Right now, 1 in 10 adults are hurting with neck pain in Massachusetts. Between 50% to 85% of people with neck pain will be bothered by it again within the next five years.
NECK PAIN CAUSES
Neck pain ranges from a dull, constant ache to a sharp, sudden pain that makes it hard to move. It can start quickly such as after a fall and when very painful you will seek treatment because the pain can’t be ignored. If it is dull and achy, it is easier to ignore but it can worsen slowly. It’s important to not ignore low-level nagging neck pain in Bedford, Massachusetts and solve the problem with our effective Soma Science℠ approach, as soon as possible. Even if it has been something you have lived with for years, our Soma Science℠ approach will make a difference.
POSTURE AND ALIGNMENT
Sleeping, sitting and standing posture can be a big reason you get and continue to have neck pain. Workplace sitting positions or repetitive movements can have a negative impact that weakens the structures over time. Then an injury like a sprain, fracture, accident, or a fall can create an episode of acute neck pain. The injury along with the neck structures having been weakened, creates the perfect situation for the pain to linger. Our “Ergonomics and You” consultation service can provide an individualized solution after we carefully evaluate your standing, sitting and sleeping position at work, at home, and in your car to avoid weakening the system.
Whether from an injury or from workplace or occupational activities, most Massachusetts neck pain, falls into these common structural problems:
- Disk Injury or Rupture
- Postural misalignment
- Muscle Spasm
- Tense muscles from stress
- Long standing injury that creates muscle weakness
Additionally neck pain can also occur with some conditions and diseases and can also be caused by infections, or tumors. This requires a doctor’s involvement for proper treatment.
FACTORS IN RECOVERY
Conditioning Level and Age
Our Soma Science℠ approach will keep your neck muscles strong and teach you proper posture. This will help prevent most episodes of neck pain from reoccurring. Even if you re-injure your neck, our clients tell us that the knowledge that they acquired with our Soma Science℠ approach made them feel in control and able to get past the issue with minimal interruption to their life.
Keep in mind, when considering Bedford, Massachusetts neck pain care, that recovering from an injury becomes much harder if you are out of shape and the tissue is already weakened. If you have a nagging injury, remember that age and conditioning level plays a very important role in the repair process. When it comes to neck pain in Massachusetts, restore your full function and have a sustained period of lack of symptoms to determine when you can return to normal activity. A slow and methodical ramp up of recreational and performance activities is a smart approach for a safe next step.
Bracing or Rest is not a Solution
In the 1980s, people were prescribed neck collars after a mild neck injury or irritation, but now, depending on the injury, it can be safe to keep moving in a reasonable manner. What people don’t realize when faced with Bedford, Massachusetts neck pain is that the brace serves a limited purpose, but the problem is, the brace will also mask the real issue and is not a long-term solution.
The injured or inflamed tissues need time to heal and this is best achieved with our Soma Science℠ approach that guides you with proper stretching, strengthening and alignment with other structures to re-establish their function. The neck brace initially provides support by doing the job of the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments to let them rest. So over time, wearing the neck brace can rest the injured area but the affected muscles, tendons, and ligaments will also weaken and this can lead to a nagging or chronic injury when you take the neck brace off. When clients learn our comprehensive Soma Science℠ approach to neck pain in Bedford, Massachusetts, they find no benefit in the use of a brace or wrap.
Options to get better
When it comes to resolving neck pain in Bedford, Massachusetts, our Soma Science℠ approach is different – we encourage movement and appropriate activity and we have had great success. We have found that our specialized and appropriate stretching will increase range of motion in the affected area and remove restrictions in the neck and shoulder joints that cause irritation. Using targeted strengthening exercises can really make a huge difference and decrease inflammation. Many clients report improvement in their symptoms after their first session.
Get back to living fully; Your Next Step
It’s not inevitable to live with neck pain. We have had fantastic success with our “Resolve Injuries Now” program in resolving neck injuries by addressing the symptoms and the sources of the problem. Massachusetts’s neck pain results are our specialty.
Learn more about our “Resolve Injuries Now” program to help your neck pain in Bedford, Massachusetts and take advantage of our current promotion or upcoming event/webinar!
Our “Ergonomics and You” consultation service can carefully evaluate your sitting position at work, at home, and in your car and provide an individualized solution for you.
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