How to Get Rid of a Stiff Neck

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A stiff neck can often be traced to postural issues that contribute to weakened neck muscles.
The majority of us are working on computers and staring down at smartphones for hours on end
each day, and that’s left an estimated 20% of us living with daily neck pain over this past year.
That’s because weakened muscular support means additional stress on your spinal joints.
Over time, that extra stress can change how you move and increase the pressure on your spinal
discs, which can eventually lead to neck pain.

Why it Matters:

That habit of looking down at our computers or phones all day often means we’re living with
chronically tired neck muscles.

That stress adds up and can also result in the joints of your neck not moving correctly.
At that point, it’s only a matter of time before you wake up with a stiff neck or turn your head
during the day and are greeted by an intense muscle discomfort or pain.

Wondering how to get rid of a stiff neck?
Here are 3 smart steps you can take:

  1. Perform range of motion focused exercises each day that both stretch and strengthen
    the muscles that support the joints in your neck.
  2. Invest in a supportive pillow that you find comfortable for how you sleep and will keep
    your head in a neutral position throughout the night.
  3. Schedule regular spinal adjustments to help maintain proper movement patterns with
    regard to your neck and spinal joints.

Next Steps:

Small adjustments can equal big changes in your quality of life – especially when it comes to
how to get rid of a stiff neck – and our team is here to help!

Our focus is on helping you function better so you can feel better, and we don’t stop at adjusting
your spine.

We’ll also work with you to provide you with stretches and exercises you can do from the
comfort of your own home to boost the effects of our care.

So, if neck pain has gotten in the way of you enjoying your life and you’re looking for natural
neck pain treatment in Franklin, TN, give us a call and schedule that next appointment
today.

Your body will thank you!

Science Source(s):


How to Get Rid of a Stiff Neck. Cleveland Clinic. 2021.
The Epidemiology of Neck Pain. Physiopedia. 2021.

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