Select Page

NECK PAIN

Neck pain is very common but not “normal”. It is not just part of the aging process and there are many ways to prevent, eliminate, and control neck problems. With the change in daily activities and added stress in our lives we have witnessed a great change in the posture and therefore function of the joints in the spine.

Neck pain can be caused by tight muscles, having a headache, and of course a misalignment in the spine. Muscles, ligaments, and your spine all work together to keep your head upright and to allow you to move your head around. The nerves that travel through your spine relay messages to and from your brain to keep your body functioning at it’s best. If any of these pieces are not properly working as designed, dysfunction and pain can occur. Bad posture, bad ergonomics, stress, toxins (environments and what we put into our bodies) can all contribute to pain and discomfort.

Our heads weigh approximately 10 pounds. All our structures are made to support this weight. With our heads forward just 30 degrees, the forces on the head now make it feel like it weighs 40 pounds! You’ve noticed the people around you looking down at their phones, books, tablets. This puts so much pressure on our necks, that it isn’t surprising neck pain is so common.

What can You do to Help Your Neck Pain?

First, get adjusted. This helps put everything in proper alignment so that when you add the component of retraining the muscles, you’re doing it when your body is at its best. Releasing pressure on the nerves will also make sure the body and brain are communicating the way they are designed.

Once your spine is in alignment, then it’s time to add muscle work. Stretches and exercises designed to help muscle balance is important.

There are also things you can do to help prevent further wear and tear. Hold your phones, books, etc. at eye level so that your neck is more in line with your body and not bent over. Use pillows that keep your neck in a neutral position. You don’t want your neck misaligned for several hours while you sleep. Be mindful of what you put in your body and make sure to drink lots of water. You can also find some way to reduce stress in your life. We’re all busy, but making time for yourself is key, whether it’s a hobby, medication, walking, reading (making sure to keep your neck neutral of course). All of these things together can make a difference if you’re one of the many people who suffer from neck pain.

How can Chiropractic Care Help with Neck Pain?

The Mayo Clinic states that Acupuncture and Chiropractic are the top choices for non-drug relief of neck pain. Pain relief can be very different from one person to another. That is why the best treatment is often a combination of methods that are customized to your condition and use a multitude of different treatment modalities. (1,2)

Complementary and natural methods such as acupuncture, physical therapy and chiropractic can be used together to greatly reduce or eliminate pain. Our clinic provides all three of these approaches to pain relief.

Schedule an Appointment – We are here to help you!

Overland Park, KS Clinic

6701 W. 121st Street  |  Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66209
  913-643-1771
  913-643-1775

Olathe, KS Clinic

10454 S. Ridgeview Rd.
Olathe, KS 66061
 913-689-2333
  913-689-2334

Prairie Village, KS Clinic

4121 W. 83rd St. |  Suite 147
Prairie Village, KS 66208
 913-490-4444
  913-490-4445

Lee's Summit, MO Clinic

338 Southwest Main St.
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
 816-600-5483
  816-524-5328

Belton/Raymore, MO Clinic

17027 Bel-Ray Blvd.
Belton, MO 64012
 816-425-7015
  816-425-2117

Blue Springs, MO Clinic

622 SW US 40 Hwy
Blue Springs, MO 64014
 816-815-7007
  816-815-7008

Be a Wellness Warrior!

Stay informed with ASFCA wellness news, upcoming events & patient appreciation specials.

Be a Wellness Warrior - Stay Informed

Top Rated Clinics

ASFCA on Facebook

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

*IMPORTANT- we want to meet you and do a short IN Person interview so please Bring in your resume to: 6701 W 121st Suite 200 Overland Park, KS and we will have you fill out a short application.

Established and amazing chiropractic office seeking a AWESOME, UPBEAT and Multitasking Chiropractic Assistant as part of our Front Desk team in our Overland Park or Olathe Clinic! Hours will be (40 average per week): **Must be able to work a couple evenings to close by 7 or a Saturday morning as we all rotate hours. Responsibilities and duties (training provided for each duty):
Front desk preparation Being the face of the office
Energy and Enthusiasm!
Answering phones,
interacting with patients
Scheduling appointments
Billing and insurance
Collecting payments

Benefits: Unlimited Free Chiropractic & acupuncture care for you and your spouse/children, PTO and 401k, Health, Dental, Vision Insurance.

Office leadership experience is a plus and We will train you!
... See MoreSee Less

So amazing! Getting adjusted is an excellent way to make sure your nervous system is in tact. ... See MoreSee Less

So amazing!  Getting adjusted is an excellent way to make sure your nervous system is in tact.

Comment on Facebook

Yes and I believe that when you are adjusted regularly you will be at optimal health!

Any patients of ours out there that are plumbers??? ... See MoreSee Less

We just received another great review on Google: ... See MoreSee Less

We just received another great review on Google:
Load more