Home stretching is an important part of all treatment plans. Dr. Russell Brokstein shows basic stretching in this part 1 of 2 for reducing neck, shoulder and upper back pain, stress and tension. Doing home stretching can also be used in prevention of future injuries from occurring.
Everybody has that neck pain and sometimes shoulder pain that occurs. Stress, tension, daily activities like sitting at a computer, slouching, carrying a heavy pocket book or briefcase, work activities, as well as typing or sleeping incorrectly on your side or stomach can cause the bones in the neck and back to misalign. When this happens you get pressure on the nerves, joint dysfunction, and possibly damage to the discs. If left long term, degeneration can occur very similar to leaving a cavity without treatment.
Taking medication for the pain only temporarily covers up the symptoms. This can be dangerous as it gives you false security that the problem is fixed. The underlying cause of the pain is still present and the next time the pain presents itself it is usually worse as well as the actual cause of the symptoms.
As a chiropractor in Freehold, NJ, I see many patients who present with neck pain and shoulder pain. I do a thorough evaluation to explain to you what is the cause of your problem and how we will actually correct it. A chiropractic treatment plan, as well as home exercise and nutritional guidance is important to incorporate to obtain correction. For over 14 years we continue to successfully get results patients are happy with so they can once again enjoy their normal daily activities without the harmful side effects of NSAIDs, pain medications and other pills.
Watch the video of one of our patients as he explains his problem and how he was helped:
If you live in Freehold or the neighboring towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson, Morganville or other communities in Monmouth County, call our office at 732-780-0044 to schedule a consultation and go to our website at www.ChiropractorFreehold.com to find out more about being pain free and obtaining optimal health and wellness without drugs and surgery.