Often people go to see a Utah chiropractor because they have taken a bad fall, experience pain or are hearing pops and clicks in their body. Sometimes it’s just a question of having slept wrong, waking up with stiffness in your neck or poor posture. Victims of car accidents also seek help from a Salt Lake City chiropractor for whiplash.
Whatever has your body aching and in pain, there are some key things you can do for yourself to alleviate the stiffness and restore mobility.
A common cause of your stiff neck can simply be sleeping wrong and the type of pillow or bed that you are using. This causes a muscle spasm to the levator scapula muscle. This muscle connects the cervical spine (the neck) with the shoulder and is controlled by the third and fourth cervical nerves (C3, C4).
Playing various types of sports can also cause a stiff neck, as can excessive stress and holding your neck in an awkward position for a long time like leaning over your computer. Sometimes an ice pack or heating pad can can help soothe the aching muscles. Massages can help but it is not as extensive and comprehensive as seeing a holistic chiropractor in Salt Lake City, Utah.
When it comes to lower back pain, about the best cure is to see your chiropractor for a holistic physical exam. Receive a thorough evaluation. See whats causing your pain or symptom. Subluxations may be involved. Some people swear by the heating pad and their favorite topical ointment. Your lower back is an intricate structure of ligaments, tendons, muscles, soft tissue and joints.
These highly sensitive nerves can cause pain that radiates to other parts of the body. Lower back muscle spasms can be severe or even chronic. In some cases, low back pain indicates more severe conditions such as degenerative disc disease and lumbar disc herniation. In older adults, the low back pain can be caused from joint degeneration or osteoarthritis.
If the pain is severe or persistent, it’s very important to see a chiropractic physician. Dr. Bob Seiler can have x-rays ordered, because he does not like to over utilize x-ray. If you have chills and fever, changes in bowel movements or unexplained weight loss, then seek the help of trained physician immediately.
Holistic Chiropractic & Wellness in Salt Lake City offers you the benefit of years of experience and training to reduce pain, swelling and restore mobility to the neck and back. Dr. Bob Seiler’s all-natural, holistic approach can help you maintain mobility and even minimize future injury. Dr. Seiler works with each patient to get them completely healthy and reduce pain medication dependencies, over-the-counter pain relievers and possible surgeries.