Neck Pain Treatment

Neck Pain

Neck Pain Treatment - Relief from Neck PainCervical strain/sprain can result in a loss of range in motion and mobility, leaving neck pain sufferers feel out of sorts and in pain. Fortunately there are many treatments, even at home exercises for neck pain, that can assist in the healing process. After neck pain/sprains, the muscles in the neck become tight causing neck stiffness leaving it vulnerable to further injuries. Any neck pain remedies that offer relief in muscle tension, promote an improved circulation of blood flow, or improve the range of motion, will facilitate the healing.

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Neck pain can be triggered from many everyday activities such as:

  • Carrying a heavy purse or luggage on one shoulder or one side of the body
  • Sleeping positions or pillows that are too firm or soft causing strain
  • Awkward neck positions such as slouching over your desk or steering wheel
  • Talking with your phone in the crook of your neck
  • Car accident or sports injuries causing whiplash or fast, unnatural movements

Treating Chronic Neck Pain

Neck muscle strain remedies can be performed at home or with help from professional services. Most pain in the neck, neck sprains, will be healed within a few days time. Until this symptoms dissipate try these self-care solutions that are helpful in alleviating stiffness and sore muscle tension:

  • Hot and Cold Applications- Cold packs help to reduce inflammation that results from the sprain. While heat application promotes improved circulation of blood flow. The reduction of inflammation and rich blood flow promotes faster healing.
  • Over The Counter Medications- Pain relievers like Tylenol help reduce the consciousness pain, while anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen reduce swelling and inflammation within the muscles.

The office of Ahnen Chiropractic offers various neck pain treatments that can also help in promoting faster healing and reducing the inflammations caused by neck pain tension and soreness. Massage therapy for neck pain is a common neck pain remedy. Not only does this relax the tension within the stiff muscles, but the gentle massage techniques stimulate blood flow to the massaged area.

Acupuncture is another form of pain relief. It is a technique that has been providing relief from pain for over 200 years. It targets the area that has created a block within the body’s natural flow of energy, disturbing the overall zen, which is the cause of the targeted tension.

Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain Relief

Chronic Neck Pain - Neck Pain Relief

Click here to schedule your chiropractic adjustment for chronic neck pain in Mesa, Arizona at the Ahnen Chiropractic offices.

Chiropractic neck adjustments work to loosen the joints of the cervical vertebrae within the neck. Loosening these joints reduce the built up tensions causing pain which may also lead to spasms and contractions within the muscles. This cervical manipulation technique works by applying sharp twisting motions in the neck that snap the vertebrae into the correct alignment position.

Chiropractic neck pain treatments are beneficial for many neck pain sufferers because the adjustment helps to fix the issues causing the pain rather than treating the symptoms only. By restoring the mobility in the neck joints, many patients find themselves free of neck pain, without having to subject themselves to neck surgeries or pain medications.

Neck Pain Relief – At Home Neck Exercises

Looking for at home neck pain relief you wouldn’t need any special education or additional training for? There are multiple techniques and exercise treatments for chronic neck pain. Simple stretches are appropriate for people experiencing mild to moderate levels of neck pain.

According to a study conducted in Bloomington, MN at the Center for Clinical Studies at Northwestern Health Sciences University, there are six simple movements that promote relief from neck pain:

  1. Neck Retraction – Bring the head straight back, keeping your eyes forward then return to a neutral position.
  2. Head Drop – Tip your head back as far as it can comfortably go pointing your chin toward the ceiling.  Return to a neutral position.
  3. Side Bend – Reach over the top of your head with your left hand and gently pull your left ear to your left shoulder.  Repeat for the right side.
  4. Rotation – Turn your head to the left so that your nose is over your shoulder.  Return to a neutral position.  Repeat on the right side.
  5. Flexion – Clasp your hands behind your head and guide the head down – bringing your chin toward your the chest.
  6. Shoulder Blade Pull – Bend raised arms at 90 degree angles.  Relax your shoulders and squeeze the muscles between the shoulder blades.


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  • Dr. Ahnen, is very professional and really cares about helping you get better. — Mark SMesa, AZ - May 19, 2013Awesome Chiropractor!
  • Thank You Dr. Ahnen for what you have done in the past for me in 2001 and what you are doing now in 2011 to help my neck and back physical issues. In 2001; ten years ago a driver ran a red light in Phoenix, Arizona and hit my vehicle head on; totaled my vehicle. I was carried out on a stretcher by the ambulance crew to the nearest hospital. It was 10 years ago in 2001; I found Dr. Ahnen. Dr. Ahnen did a remarkable job to help me recovery from the car accident. I have noticed as we get older our bodies change. So, here I am now 10 years later in 2011; I developed this bulging mass in my neck; felt like the size of a baseball. I thought something is not right; my entire back is aching; my leg gets cramps. I can not sit or stand for long periods of time. The first doctor that comes to mind is Dr. Ahnen; I remember the remarkable out come I had with Dr. Ahnen in 2001; no doubt in my mind I am going back to Dr. Ahnen to see what this is in my neck. I must say the treatments I am receiving which started in April 2011 are helping me tremendously! I have notice a wonderful difference; the bulge in my neck is gone! Praise the Lord! Thank God for Dr. Ahnen. The back adjustments and treatments I am getting for my back are helping me. I can not forget about Dr. Ahnen’s Staff; Julia is so very kind, the message therapist are wonderful. I am very grateful to Dr. Ahnen and would not go anywhere else for my treatments. — Bridgette M. - Tempe, AZ - Sep 21, 2011Dr. Ahnen is a God send!
  • I wish to say thank you to Dr Ahnen for helping to keep me moving… and having a better grasp at life. I have many physical issues and he and his crew have helped me to keep on working 12 hour shifts that I am up and around at least 75% of that time, plus survive through regular time. He has figured out ways to help so I can function without having surgery so far… Hope I will not ever have to do that. Thank you again Dr. Ahnen. — Karan O. - Tempe, AZ - May 16, 2012Dr. Ahnen has helped to keep me moving…
  • I’m a patient of Dr. Ahnen. I’ve been to him many times for healing injuries from playing racquetball and from a car accident. He and his very friendly office staff have always taken great care of me with multiple therapies, adjustments, and therapeutic massages. These therapies have all helped to speed up my recovery and helped me to stay healthy. I highly recommend his office for any of your painful needs for quick healing. — Jeff M. - Mesa, AZ - Aug 20, 2012Helped speed my recovery and keep me healthy
  • 15 years of living with lower back pain and medications came to end after being treated by Dr Ahnen and his staff. It was just in time too, I was even considering back surgery. I had seen other Chiropractors before, But none had ever taken the holistic approach he did. He listened, asked many questions, took measurements, X-rays then diagnosed me with Facet Syndrome. Dr Ahnen, then put together a get well plan. The plan included me doing stretch exercises, something I was not doing that was contributing to the constant pain. He explained that several muscles were causing some of the problem. Because they weren’t being stretched, they were pulling on my midsection, exacerbating the problem as a result. The program included stretching at home, weekly visits and massage therapy from his staff. Interestingly and sometimes embarrassing, Dr Ahnen could tell whether I was doing my stretch exercises at home or not just by measuring and checking the resistance of my legs when he had me stretch at each visit. At first I didn’t look forward to my appointments but soon realized the pain was fading and was soon gone completely. I’m in maintenance mode now and still pain free. I’m pretty certain I would have gone forward with surgery if I had not been lucky enough to meet him. I just wish he would have been as lucky. I’m assuming most people don’t know this, but Dr. Ahnen did have back surgery. (Sorry Doc, if you post this, everyone will know) I believe this is one of the reasons why he is so good at what he does and why he cares so much about his patients. He just wants to make sure that surgery is a last resort. I have and always will, recommend Ahnen Chiropractic to anyone. Sincerely, — Roy Hughes - Mesa, AZ - Aug 7, 2013Pain and Drug Free thanks to Dr. Ahnen and his staff
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