San Francisco Chiropractor Comments:
We have been helping patients with neck pain at Executive Express Chiropractic (formerly Front Street Chiropractic) for around 18 years now, and have helped thousand of patients with neck pain.
In fact…neck pain may be the most common condition we treat.
There are all sorts of things that can cause neck pain. Things like stress, which causes muscle tension and can actually pull bones out of alignment. Poor ergonomics…sitting in awkward positions for extended periods…even years. Auto accidents. Sports injuries. Repetitive motion injuries, which are very common, and neck pain for which there is no known cause.
Heck…you can have a perfect chair and a perfect workstation set-up, and still acquire a repetitive motion injury simply because you are working too much. Do you think there's anyone in the SF Financial District that's doing this? The body has it's limit's.
So…what if you get neck pain and it just wont go away? Or it starts to get progressively worse?
Well…what you shouldn't do is ignoree it. Symptoms are the body's way of warning us that something is not working right…kind of like the warning lights and instruments on the dashboard in your car. It's funny…people will ignore the body's warning signs, but they will take their car right into the shop if one of the warning lights comes on. Hmmm.
If you have neck pain…the first thing you should do is apply ice. See our You-Tube video for proper icing technique. You might just have some tight muscles. The second thing you should do is make an appointment to see your chiropractor…or if you are a patient of Executive Express Chiropractic, just come on down (you don't need an appointment).
You should refrain from working out, lifting anything heavy, sitting at a desk for an extended period, or driving long distances until you get the all clear from your chiropractor.
If you have pain that wont go away even after the ice, or the pain is getting worse, this could be a little bit more serious. Your chiropractor is still the place to go, but you will most likely have to see them for a short course of treatment. Most of our new patients fall into this category.
The good news is, chiropractic is drug-less, for the most part pain-less, does not take a lot of time, and is not expensive.
At Executive Express we take it to a whole new level with zero to very little wait time, advanced treatment methods such as Deep Tissue Laser, Active Release Techniques (ART), and nonsurgical spinal decompression, and 5 star customer service (see Google Reviews).
So if neck pain strikes…ice first. If the neck pain is just a strain it may go away with ice therapy. If not…see your chiropractor.