In today’s digital age, neck pain has become a silent epidemic affecting millions. In fact, according to the American Osteopathic Association, over 70% of Americans experience neck pain in their lives. It can result from poor posture, stress, or underlying health issues. But what if we told you there’s a revolutionary approach to neck pain treatment in San Diego beyond merely treating symptoms?
Initial Treatment for Neck Pain: What You Can Do
Dealing with neck pain can be challenging, but several initial treatment strategies can ease discomfort. These methods help manage your symptoms before you seek professional medical help or alongside your ongoing treatment plan.
- Engage in Regular Exercise: Physical activity is crucial in maintaining the overall health of your body, including your neck. Regular exercise, such as walking, swimming, or yoga, can help strengthen your muscles and increase flexibility, potentially reducing neck pain. Incorporate activities that target your neck and upper back muscles to improve posture and decrease tension.
- Maintain Good Posture: Proper posture plays a significant role in preventing and managing neck pain. Whether sitting at your desk, standing, or lying down, maintaining an aligned spine can help reduce strain on your neck muscles. Try to keep your shoulders back and your head level over your body.
- Take Frequent Breaks from Screen Time: Prolonged periods in front of a screen can cause strain on your neck because of poor posture. Make it a point to take regular breaks, at least every hour, to rest your eyes and stretch your neck and shoulder muscles. During these breaks, try to move around and change positions to reduce strain.
- Incorporate Periods of Rest: Just as physical activity is essential, so is rest. Ensure you allow your body to recover by incorporating rest periods throughout your day. This could mean taking a few minutes to close your eyes and relax your muscles or ensuring you get a good night’s sleep.
- Use Stretching Techniques to Reduce Tension: Daily stretching routines can help relieve tension and stiffness in your neck muscles. Simple neck stretches, and flexibility exercises can improve the range of motion and ease discomfort.
Remember, these initial treatments help manage your symptoms but should not replace a visit to a healthcare professional if your neck pain persists or worsens. Always consult with a professional for severe or chronic neck pain.
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Collaborative Care: Partnering with Your Medical Doctor
Experiencing persistent neck pain for over a week, accompanied by severe discomfort, headaches, numbness, or weakness, requires professional intervention. At Nimbus Brain & Spine, we believe in collaborating with your medical doctor. We’ve developed a unique approach to neck pain treatment in San Diego that goes beyond mere symptom management and delves into addressing the root cause of your discomfort.
Unearthing the Root Cause: A Deeper Look into Your Pain
Our team at Nimbus Brain & Spine is skilled at detecting and correcting deeply rooted problems that could cause discomfort. We believe in treating the cause, not just the symptoms, so we take the time to get to the heart of your pain. Our treatment begins with an in-depth conversation between you and our doctor, Dr. Vivek Soham. This helps us to:
- Understand your concerns: We want to hear about your symptoms, how long you’ve been experiencing them, and how they affect your daily life. This allows us to gauge the severity of your condition and identify the best course of action.
- Determine the proper treatment: Not all spinal issues are the same. By understanding your unique concerns, we can determine if our NUCCA treatment is the right solution for you.
- Identify underlying misalignments: Our NUCCA assessments found that 90% of our patients have an underlying neck misalignment, causing their spinal problems. If we discover that your issue stems from your neck, we proceed with specialized 3D imaging to see the exact position of your head and neck bones.
- Use advanced technology: Using spinal software, we measure the images of your neck with remarkable precision, ensuring accuracy in evaluating the exact position of your head and neck bones. This precise approach allows us to calculate a series of numbers specific to you, showing us exactly how to correct your misalignment.
- Implement the NUCCA Correction: This gentle yet effective approach targets the atlas, the top bone in your neck, just below the ear. No twisting, popping, thrusting, or clicking of the neck is involved.
The NUCCA Correction Process
Let’s delve deeper into the NUCCA Correction Process, an innovative and non-invasive technique to ease neck pain by correcting misalignments.
- Safe and gentle procedure performed just below the ear, targeting the atlas—the top bone in the neck.
- No twisting, popping, thrusting, or clicking of the neck is involved.
- Post-x-rays are taken after the correction to confirm against initial images.
- Monitoring of your correction for approximately three months to ensure stability and recovery.
A Comprehensive Approach to Neck Pain Treatment
At Nimbus Brain & Spine in San Diego, we take a collaborative approach to treating neck pain. We work in sync with your existing medical care, partnering with your doctor to address your pain’s symptoms and root cause. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment, custom-tailored to your specific needs.
How Long Does NUCCA Take?
After your initial consultation and imaging, we perform the NUCCA correction just below the ear, directed at the atlas’ top bone in the neck. We perform a spinal exam and take post-x-rays to confirm the correction post-correction. Your progress is tracked and monitored for about three months to ensure proper stability and recovery.
Choose NUCCA for Neck Pain Treatment in San Diego
Neck pain doesn’t have to be a life sentence. With our pioneering approach to neck pain treatment in San Diego, we’re here to guide you on your journey to relief. Say goodbye to temporary fixes and hello to a healthier, pain-free life with NUCCA chiropractic care at Nimbus Brain & Spine.
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