The expression ‘a pain in the neck’ exists for good reason. If you’ve never woken up with a stiff neck, you’re in the lucky minority. Neck pain can ruin your day and keep you from giving your all. If you suffer from chronic neck pain but don’t want to pop pain pills all the time, neuromuscular massage and bodywork may be the natural solution for you.
Why does your neck hurt after sleeping? Sometimes neck pains are simply the result of sleeping wrong. Your neck got twisted, there was a cold draught, or maybe you had to sleep in an unfamiliar bed, or perhaps you’ve been experiencing extra stress lately. Maybe all you need is a good night’s sleep and the pain disappears. But if that’s the case, you probably aren’t reading this article.
Neck pain can make it hard to concentrate on other things like work or enjoying time with your family and friends. So if you’ve switched up your pillow and the position you sleep in, made changes to your diet and tried going to bed early, and still your neck hurts, give us a call. Our neuromuscular massage therapists in Los Angeles can help.
Studies show that sleep position isn’t always the cause of muscle pain in the neck. It is sometimes the type of sleep. People who have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, wake too early or don’t find sleep to be restorative are far more likely to feel pain than those who get good-quality sleep. This loss of sleep can disrupt the healing cycle that normally takes place while you are asleep. Worse, the pain might be the reason you’re waking up, contributing to the vicious cycle.
Neuromuscular massage therapy and bodywork can help break that cycle by relaxing the muscles of the neck and restoring them to their correct position.
Note: In certain situations, neck pain can indicate a more serious problem. If the pain persists, it could be due to arthritis, worn joints, or an injury such as whiplash. If the pain is severe or if your neck is twisting to one side, you may have acute torticollis. This condition can be due to a number of factors including infection, and medical intervention may be required. Our chiropractic doctors will evaluate your individual situation and find the right course of treatment for you. Contact us!
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