Metro Manila Chiropractor Shares How to manage neck pain safely and naturally
Dr. Kim "Doc Kim" Khauv, Metro Manila Chiropractor, Helps Patients with Neck Pain
A stiff neck is one of the most debilitating conditions that can occur. Continuous neck pain can be a life limiting condition preventing proper functioning at work and home. You must be able to differentiate an occasional stiff neck and a condition that needs proper healthcare. Chiropractic care is one of the methods used to alleviate neck pain.
It is time to see a chiropractor if:
You have a stiff neck that has lasted 3 or more days
You have used over the counter medication for more than 5 days to relieve neck pain
Looking left or right produces severe pain
The neck pain was caused by a serious event like auto accident whiplash
The pain spreads to the hands and lower back causing tingling sensations
You feel pain in the morning and gradually better during the day
Causes of neck pain
Misalignment of vertebrae is the most common cause of neck pain. It occurs when:
The neck has been in an awkward posture for a long time e.g. working on a ceiling
There is consistent poor posture like hunching over a desk
The neck is suddenly moved beyond its normal range of motion e.g. in a whiplash
You sleep on your stomach on a flat pillow
Pinched nerves can also cause neck pain. The vertebrae bones are cushioned against each other with intervertebral discs. When there is a misalignment of the vertebrae, there is inflammation in the soft tissue producing pressure against the nerves causing a pinching sensation.
Using chiropractic care for neck pain is a safe, non-surgical option that can achieve results quickly and effectively. The chiropractor will use of the common techniques of:
Cervical manual traction
The patient lies face up or sits while the chiropractor mimics the natural movements of the neck. He stretches the neck in varying degrees of flexion (forward) and extension (backward) movements to alleviate the pressure on the nerves.
This is combined with manual traction for effective treatment. The patient lies face up or sits while the chiropractor moves the neck side to side while varying the degree at which the neck is bending forward or backwards. Figure 8 movements are also applied in smooth movements. This technique is to reduce fixation where the neck’s movement is restricted.
Cervical chiropractic adjustments
The patient lies face up while the chiropractor examines for abnormal range of motion of the cervical spine and misalignment. He then corrects the cervical spine misalignment with a safe, gentle, and effective chiropractic adjustment restoring proper alignment and range of motion.
The chiropractor cares for every case individually and provides personalized recommendations and advice to each case. Moreover, apart from relief, chiropractic care creates a mind body connection that provides relaxation and helps with fatigue. Fatigue and tension are also major causes of headache. Relaxation also leaves you feeling fresh and energized.
Your Metro Manila chiropractor, Dr. Kim "Doc Kim" Khauv will also advise on the best measures to prevent the pain from recurring such as good posture, weight loss, proper exercise and dietary advice. You will be required to come for additional therapy and further checkups to determine the improvement. Chiropractic care has been very effective in many patient often completely relieving them of the pain.
Unlike conventional health care, chiropractic care is a non-drug and non-surgical, safe alternative health care. It is safe even for people that are suffering from other conditions as arthritis, or injury and pregnancy.
Dr. Kim "Doc Kim" Khauv, your Metro Manila chiropractor, has helped many people live healthier and happier lives.
With over 20 years experience, Dr. Kim Khauv is an award winning American Chiropractor, trained at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in public health and prevention, National Board certified, corrective care chiropractor who has published and presented research nationally and internationally in chiropractic care, wellness, and prevention.
While he was in San Diego, CA, Dr. Kim Khauv was one of only 24 chiropractors in the world working for the United States Navy, providing chiropractic care to active duty military members at Navy Medical Center San Diego for over 5 years.
Dr. Kim Khauv now provides safe, effective, and evidence-based chiropractic care to patients from Makati, Rockwell, Manila, Paranaque, Alabang, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Pasig, Ortigas, Mandaluyong, Greenhills, San Juan, and Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Conditions that have responded well to chiropractic care are headaches, migraines, neck pain, back pain, pregnancy related back pain, sciatica, and auto injuries. Call today to start enjoying life again.