-Nick November 2016
Thank you for your email. I would recommend chiropractic treatment for you. A chiropractor can assess whether you have misalignments in your neck and check your posture. They can address also muscle spasms and muscle pain that you mentioned in your neck and upper back area as well. They have a variety of treatments that can help such as trigger point therapy and using a tens unit. A chiropractor can also look at your neck x-ray and tell you if you are cleared to do neck traction. A type of device that stretching the neck very gently, opening up the spaces between the vertebrae. Also know as cervical traction, this can yield a lot of relief for patients.
Also, I would recommend that you change the pillow that you use at night. This can make a huge difference. If you use a pillow called the arc4life traction pillow it can help to open up the space between vertebrae C5 and C5. This can help tremendously with the neck pain that you are experience. In addition to having your pain evaluated by a chiropractor, I would also recommend using a hot pack at home. This can help with tight muscles and helping to relax upper back muscles: upper trapezius, rhomboids muscles and suboccipitals and cervical paraspinals in the cervical area. Doing a little gentle neck massage can also be beneficial.
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