We understand that as a mom, you have a hectic life with little time for relaxation. You wake up, make breakfast for your children, get them out the door to go to school, go to work, come home to make dinner and drive your kids to soccer practice or baseball practice, then get home and put them to bed. At this point, you are so exhausted that you have to go to bed right away to be rested for the following day of crazy. Because of your busy lifestyle, and your attempts to “do it all,” you often wake up with back pain or neck pain, and during the day, you seem to have a constant headache. The below will provide you with some of the best ways to obtain your much-needed neck pain relief in a short time.
The first way to get some relief for your neck pain is to visit a chiropractor. You can search Facebook and Twitter to find a local chiropractor for a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractors are great because they will pinpoint your problem by running some x-rays. They will provide you with an individualized solution to fit your needs. For example, as a mother, you probably have a lot of neck pain associated with picking up your younger children as well as bending over to pick up toys. You may also have some back pain related to being on your feet a lot at sporting events, and cooking and cleaning in the kitchen.
There are different treatments that a chiropractor will recommend, and most of them can be done in the chiropractic office. One of the most common treatments and the one that chiropractors are most known for is a chiropractic adjustment. This is the “back cracking” that chiropractors do to adjust your spinal alignment. Usually, adjustments feel good, but in some cases, it can hurt just a little bit. Another common treatment is the traction table. The patient lies on her back on the traction table, and for a set period, your back is rolled out by the machine. Most patients agree that this treatment feels pretty good. A lot of moms say that, if nothing else, at least, they get to lay down for a little while.
One of the modern suggestions that a chiropractor will make for seeking some additional treatment outside of her office is to do some form of yoga right before bed or as soon as you wake up. Yoga is great for stretching the muscles in your back and neck to provide neck pain relief. There are many yoga studios that provide classes at different times, but if you do not have the time to make it to a yoga studio, then you can make use of the many YouTube videos and “how to” guides online. Search for a neck pain relief yoga video, and try it out. If you do not like it, then just move on to another.