If you're having issues with your head or neck pain, it for sure is no laughing matter. In fact laughing though good for us, may be impossible if your necks hurts enough. The things we love to do, like playing with our children or grandchildren in almost any position can become so debilitating that you quickly realize they this can not go on, there are things I want to do that are important to me. [...]
If you're having issues with your head or neck pain, it for sure is no laughing matter. In fact laughing though good for us, may be impossible if your necks hurts enough. The things we love to do, like playing with our children or grandchildren in almost any position can become so debilitating that you quickly realize they this can not go on, there are things I want to do that are important to me.
The problem with neck pain impairments is that they can affect almost every movement or position we want to be in or get into or out of. Sitting, sit to stand, stand to sit, lying, lye to sit, sit to lying, stand and/or walking and turning you head in almost any direction ie up, down, left or right can be so painful that you can not do it.
Certainly any lifting actives are also out of the question, like lifting a child or grandchild from their crib or bed or back down into the crib or bed. Just about any routine position or activity can be affected. If this sounds like you at times this article can help you lesson your neck pain and/or related neck issues and understand what you need to do to not waste your time and money and find the right therapist and therapy for you.
Sometimes neck discomforts can affect both sides of the neck to varying degrees and sometimes only one side. There also can be symptoms other than aching types of discomforts or pains like numbness or sharp stabbing, shooting and burning type sensations and muscle weaknesses going on.
For sure, no two people have the same set of signs or symptoms, very rarely in my 40 years of practice have I seen the ideal textbook examples of signs and symptoms appear. This is what makes helping people sometimes like figuring out a puzzle, each puzzle being a little different. Sometimes not enough of a pattern emerges at the first presentation of meetings patients and takes some patience and continual reevaluating. This process is normal but is necessary to get to the cause of the problems so that neck treatment or neck therapy can be properly directed to the root cause.
Some things that many people do not understand is that the causes of neck problems is mechanical in nature the vast majority of the time. You might say hey I just want to know in plain english why am I having neck problems or what causes neck problems. Mechanical in nature means for whatever reason, i.e. degenerative changes, injury and or genetic postural imbalances in any number of body systems, either alone or in combination, effects the normal function or interaction of the bodies dynamics or movements.
I believe that the approach to proper treatment and therapy for neck problems is not to run off to your physician and expect a cure or a solution to what is the underlying cause or causes. Physicians are well meaning but are not trained in treating the bodies’ Musculoskeletal problems, like the many neck problems I have treated and help people resolve over the years.
Unfortunately, the type of advice given to patients today from their physicians for problems such as these is, here take these medications for pain or inflammation, go home and rest - take it easy and don’t do anything. This hasn’t changed much over the years. It’s antiquated and frankly not acceptable to people in this age and day. People don’t want to go home, take med’s and rest - who has time for that?
Taking medications only masks the problem and can cause stomach problems later. People want to stay and be active and on the go feeling productive and alive. They deserve to have or get their freedom and independence back asap to do whatever they want to do and we know what to do to help them get back to normal without delay.
The best way to treat neck pain problems is for you to see your local specialist in neck treatment therapy near you and let them evaluate you and discuss with you a treatment plan that includes what will be done and by who and how often they recommend you should attend neck therapy in order to get the desired results. You should ask if the same Therapist that evaluated you will be the one treating you and if he or she will be the one providing you with your one on one hands on therapy through your entire treatment session of one hour as we do to assure a rapid and quicker recovery time than usual.
Make sure to ask if the treatments or therapy provided will be all natural with no machines of any kind. Some may also come to your home or office (as we do) making it easier, convenient and a big time saver for you.
It is also important to realize that neck problems need to be addressed and the sooner the better. The longer one waits to do something about it usually compounds the problems which can make it more difficult to get a rapid and long-lasting recovery.
For example if you have aching discomforts and they progress either in area or type of feeling or sensations it is very important to see someone immediately without any delay. Changes in area or types of discomfort can mean that that the condition is progressing in seriousness. Irreparable damage to nerves and muscles can occur.
There is no point to delay and risk serious injury that could limit your independence or ability to do the things that you love the most. Things like playing with your kids or grandkids, cooking with them or for them, going to a concert, swimming at the beach or simply wanting to take your dog for a walk on the beach. It’s amazing how many invaluable simple things we take for granted until something like neck pain gets in the way.
If any of this sounds like you, here’s a tip for you, whatever you do, do not go to the hairdresser before being seen by your therapist. I can not tell you how many times this has aggravated patients with neck pain that I have personally helped over the years.
If you are having neck problems don’t let it make you miss out on the things you love to do the most and if it has already started to limit your activities, see someone and get you freedom back.
You no longer need a physicians referral to see a therapist. We specializes in all natural treatment and have helped hundreds if not thousand of people just like you to a rapid and pain free recovery. We offer in home or office therapy and treatment services in the Kailua, HI and East Oahu regions.
To your good health and freedom.
Peter Chirico PT
Chirico PT & Wellness