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Neck Muscle Pain Relief

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Neck and muscle pain can be quite debilitating. They often occur together and can lead to muscle spasms, headaches, sleep disturbance, and low energy.

Neck and muscle pain can be quite debilitating. They often occur together and can lead to muscle spasms, headaches, sleep disturbance, and low energy.

What causes neck muscle pain?

The most common causes of neck muscle pain are stress, initial injury, or trauma. Neck pain such as whiplash can occur after a car accident or a fall. Stress can often lead to neck pain and lead to muscle pain, tension, and other symptoms such as headache or sleep issues.

Neck muscle pain often has stiff or tight upper neck or back muscles. People also present with headaches, numbness or tingling down arms, and pain in other areas especially the shoulders and mid-back.

Ways To Relieve Neck Pain:

The #1 way to provide relief for neck muscle pain is to find the underlying cause. The majority of the time it can be relieved by proper breathing exercises, stretches, and adequate hydration. Proper assessment and diagnosis should always be done to ensure adequate treatment.

Quite often relief can come quick if the pain-spasm cycle and nerve and muscle inflammation is stopped. There are several treatments that work hand-in-hand to get inflammation and pain to subside. Using neural therapy (trigger point injections) in addition to Acupuncture are very effective tools in the relief and treatment of neck pain.

Not only can people find relief in their initial session but also acupuncture works to address the underlying cause to prevent pain from returning. Studies have shown that people report a 25% decrease in pain at their second trigger point injection. Typically 4-6 treatments are all that are needed to see resolution of pain and spasms. Acupuncture can help long-term after the injections to work on restoring sleep, speed healing, and boost energy. To learn more about therapeutic injections, check out this guide here. Most people describe acupuncture as having a more lasting affect than massage and they feel like they had a deep tissue massage after getting acupuncture. Acupuncture can help to relieve muscle pain and spasms and has been shown to be an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain.

If you suffer from neck muscle pain and looking to find relief, give our office a call today at (425) 686-4498.

***Most WA state insurance plans cover therapeutic injections under your naturopathic care and most plans cover at least 12 acupuncture visits!

We can help you get pain-free fast!

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