Monday, January 03, 2011

Ringing in the New Year...without Neck Pain

It’s the New Year, and we’ve probably all made our resolutions for things we want to change in our lives. It might be a habit you want to stop. It might be a goal you want to achieve. But for some, the resolution might reflect more of a hope for the future, and if you are someone who suffers with severe pain, you probably know what I mean. You’d give anything to feel like yourself again. At Living Well Medical in NYC, that’s our job - helping people live better lives and find relief - and every one of us works hard at it.

Among the worst types of chronic and severe pain is neck pain. Whiplash injuries, herniated discs, and pinched nerves can be nightmarish when they don’t get resolved; it’s common to find patients who have had pain for years, some off and on, some always on. The major effect it can have on how you live your life is unreal - a complete halt to physical activities is sometimes warranted. At the very least, sufferers aren’t able to do the things they used to enjoy. Even sitting, standing, and lying down can be a problem. And so for the new year, a sort of prayer for relief is understandable.

To relieve neck pain, Living Well Medical in the SoHo/NoHo area of New York City has a wide variety of treatments available. All of them focus on non-surgical pain relief and the vast majority are also completely non-invasive. Chiropractic adjustment using the Cox Flexion technique has been known to help reduce the pain of herniated discs and shorten recovery times. Spinal decompression therapy is another potent treatment option that works particularly with discogenic (originating in the spinal disc) pain. Manual therapies like Active Release Technique and the Graston Technique can be effective for chronic myofascial problems like tendonitis or muscle strain. In cases of acute pain, management techniques like injections and medications can provide near-immediate relief. Our NYC office is outfitted to be able to help a wide spectrum of aches and pains.

So why start off the New Year on a bad note? If neck pain is wearing you down and changing the way you live your life, take action. Give us a call at 212-645-8151 and learn more about what Living Well in New York can do for you. Happy New Year to all!

- Dr. Shoshany, NYC Chiropractor