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Neck Stretches

5 Simple Neck Stretches

Daily exercises to help with neck & shoulder pain and tension

5 Easy Daily Neck Stretches!

Perfect for neck or shoulder pain, stiffness or tension & headaches. Aim to do these twice a day each exercise for 20-30seconds.

1)Shoulder Rolls– Twice Daily, Clockwise 10seconds Counterclockwise 10seconds

2)Trap Stretch – Twice Daily, Hold for 10 Seconds and repeat three times,

3)Levator Scap Stretch – Twice Daily, Hold for 10 Seconds and repeat three times,

4)Scalene Stretch – Twice Daily, Hold for 10 Seconds and repeat three times,

5)Chin Tucks- Twice daily, Hold for 10seconds repeat three times. You should pull into tension and feel stiffness but aggravate creating pain.

Never pull into pain but feeling tension, ache or stiffness is okay. You are in control of the stretch, stretch to your own tolerance levels.

For the foundations look at how to breath, brace and hinge.

Click here for Stretches for the upper back and shoulders.

Chiropractic Care: What to Expect

Chiropractors provide the third largest healthcare group in the world, yet particular in Ireland so little is known and worse a lot of of general assumptions are incorrect founded on misinformation and hearsay.

This is detrimental to the treatment and recovery of so many people suffering with back pain, who would highly benefit from early chiropractic treatment.

YES- we have some of the highest level neuromusculoskeletal training- 4/5years full time, regulated by an association (CAI), we can take a read x-ray&mri, safer than taking paracetemol or neurofen, researched & recommended.

NO- it doesnt hurt, make people worse, take much time to help or you have to get treated for ever.

What to Expect;

Do you suffer from constant pain and discomfort? For most, this is due to an injury. For others, there is no explanation. Pain can easily be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers, but relief is short lived.

Deal with the source of your unfllammation and pain and don’t mask the symptoms.

Since pain relievers do have risks, especially with prolonged use, it is important to seek proper medical care. One of your options is chiropractic care.

If you weren’t already aware, chiropractic care is a form of medicine. Some classify it as alternative medicine, as the treatment options are very different.

There is a high difference between the care provided by a chiropractor and a primary care physician.

Chiropractors believe & utilise in manual therapy. This is a natural therapy with the use of the hands and a promotion of preventative wellness care.

Common methods of solving pain problems include manipulation, mobilization and various specialist spinal techniques. For example, neck pain may be treated with a neck adjustment to help correct the alignment.

If you like the sound of chiropractic care, the first step is to schedule an appointment with us. We can be found online with a standard internet search or an online business directory and have over 500 5star patient reviews.

There are a few local options but we provide best care with the most affordable price in a friendly personable evidence based setting. Most insurance providers do cover chiropractic care. If covered by insurance, speak to a representative to see if your care qualifies for coverage.

We aim to see most new patients within 24-48hours, so not long after making your appointment, you will arrive for it. As for your first visit, it will be similar to a consultation appointment. Your chiropractor will take a full detailed medical history understanding your complaints and assessing factors that are contributing or aggravating and underlying conditions. From there a full physical examination will be carried out to determine the source of your problems and other compounding physical factors.

Chiropractors can diagnose a problem by simply testing and assessing your source of pain. However, additional tests may be needed. These may include an MRI or x-ray.

We will generally begin treatment immediately, usually a few sessions are needed to fully rectify the underlying stresses and damage in the spine. It will depend on the length of your appointment, the type of care needed, and how soon a course of treatment was decided on.

In addition to wondering about chiropractic treatment, many patients are also curious about payment. Most insurance providers cover chiropractic care. If you are uninsured and paying out-of-pocket, this should not be a concern for you. As we offer an extremely affordable service for the quality and level of service that we aim to give.

We accept accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, and checks, while others only take cash.

Returning back to insurance coverage, do not make any assumptions. Always speak to an insurance provider first.

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The Body, Dysfunction & Symptoms

99% of patients attending the clinic for the first time are doing so because they are going through an acutely active inflamed episode of pain. Unless it has been caused by a trauma or serious physical injury then it tends to be an innocuous movement or position. Either way the body is signalling through the negative feeling of pain that there is a serious problem and an inflammatory process in the area-that needs to be protected.
For the innocuous causes of pain flair ups the patient won’t be able to understand how something so simple has caused such a strong reaction as it was a usual movement or position that they are have completed successfully 100s of times before.
Here’s why……….we have to look at the accumulative factors that affect you over time not at that singular one event.
The body is adaptive to the environment that we live and surround ourselves in on a daily basis. Unfortunately with the demands of modern work and living we are becoming more and more sedentary and less physically active.
That is the problem………our backs are becoming excellent at sitting and not moving but then when we call upon it to move and active-it’s unable to do this.
The bodies inability then to complete and carry out what tend to be quite physically easy jobs becomes impeded by the bodies progressive negative changes that effects on it- this negative can take months or even years to reach a level of dysfunction that can now become inflamed and symptomatic.

Check List for Back & Neck Pain

If you’re suffering with any aches and pain then go through this easy check list to see if you will need treatment to help you get better.

1) Has it been there for over a week?

2) Is it effecting your sleep? or effecting you getting out of bed?

3) Is it getting worse? or stopped getting any better?

4)Is it radiating down your arm/leg or into your head?

5) Has this happened before?

6) Is it effecting your energy or mood?

 

If you answer YES to any of these then you need to ring 01644455 book into avail of our free 5 minute chat with our chiropractors to see if we can help you.

 

 

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