Neck pain and stiffness are common problems caused by various factors, including poor posture, stress, and injuries. While many people turn to medications or surgery to treat these issues, many natural therapies can effectively relieve neck pain and stiffness.
One such therapy is bioenergetics, which uses energy to help heal the body. Bioresonance is another natural treatment that utilizes specific frequencies to help restore balance in the body. Finally, phototherapy is a type of light therapy that can improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain.
All of these therapies can be effective in relieving neck pain and stiffness, and they can be used individually or in combination.
This article elaborates how one can turn down symptoms associated with neck pain and stiffness. It also provides tips for preventing neck pain. So read on to learn more.
The cervical spine is the uppermost part of the spinal column (neck area).
It extends from the base of your skull down to the upper part of your thoracic spine. The cervical spine is responsible for supporting the head and neck, and it also allows for a great range of motion in those areas.
The vertebrae in this area are connected by discs that allow for movement and flexibility. Pain occurs when there is irritation or inflammation within these structures, causing compression on one or more nerve roots. It can also cause pressure on the spinal cord itself if left untreated.
Neck pain and stiffness
There are many potential causes of neck pain.
Injury or trauma to the neck
People can get injured in their necks from accidents, falls, or blows. This can cause pain and stiffness in the neck. It can also affect the muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding it.
Whiplash is a type of injury caused when the head is suddenly moved backward and then forwards. This can happen in car accidents, sports injuries, or falls. Whiplash can cause pain, stiffness, and headaches.
Many people have poor posture due to sitting for long periods at a desk every day. This causes neck pain because the weight is not evenly distributed across your body when you sit incorrectly; thus, putting more stress on specific muscles and ligaments in your neck.
Poor sleeping posture could also trigger neck pain.
Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation and pain in the joints. It can affect any joint in the body, including the ones in the neck. This can lead to stiffness and discomfort.
Spinal cord compression
If there is any pressure on the spinal cord from a herniated disc or other condition, it can cause neck pain.
Some infections can lead to neck pain, such as meningitis or tuberculosis (TB).
This condition causes the deterioration of the bones and discs in your spine. It can lead to neck stiffness and difficulty moving the head from side to side or up and down.
Symptoms associated with neck pain and stiffness
Symptoms of neck pain and stiffness can vary depending on what is causing the pain. Some people may have a lot of pain, while others may only have a little bit.
You may also experience
- Controlled motion
Difficulty turning your head or moving it up and down or sideways.
Some people get headaches with neck pain. This is called cervicogenic headache, and it usually gets worse when you move around or bend over.
- Tingling or numbness in the arm or hand
If the pain is due to compression on a nerve root, you might experience tingling, numbness, or weakness in your arm, hand, or fingers.
- Vision problems and dizziness
Tension around the neck can make the muscles contract; this could cause the arteries in your head to narrow and restrict blood flow. This may lead to dizziness, confusion, or nausea. In addition, you might have vision problems if there is an issue with blood supply to your brain, as any lack of oxygen in these areas would be limited.
Other symptoms, such as fever, can also accompany neck pain if there is an infection (such as meningitis).
If you have any of these symptoms and neck pain, it's essential to see your doctor right away to determine what is causing them and treat them accordingly.
Diagnosing neck pain
In cases where the pain is severe or other symptoms such as numbness in arms or legs, trouble breathing and/or swallowing, dizziness, you should see your doctor immediately.
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and perform a physical examination. They may also order imaging tests such as an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan to help determine the cause of your pain.
Once the cause has been identified, the doctor will prescribe a treatment plan that may include medication (anti-inflammatory or painkillers) and/or physical therapy.
Bioenergetics therapy for neck pain and stiff neck
Bioenergetics therapy is a branch of biochemistry that deals with the study of energy in living systems.
It is a non-invasive option that does not use drugs or surgery. Instead, it is usually performed by a therapist who uses their hands to work on specific areas of the body.
The healer passes their hands over the afflicted region during the session, sending healing energy into it.
Bioenergetics therapy aims to restore balance within your body. The treatment works on an energetic level to help restore energy flow in your body. This can help to reduce pain and inflammation and improve overall health.
Bioenergetics therapy can treat various conditions, from physical ailments and injuries to emotional problems. This therapy can be used for neck pain and stiffness as well.
Note: Bioenergetics therapy is not to be used to replace medication prescribed by your doctor.
Phototherapy for neck pain and stiffness
Phototherapy is the application of light to help reduce pain or stiffness in a particular area.
It can be used for many conditions and symptoms, including neck pain and stiffness. The treatment works by stimulating cells with low-level laser light (LLLT). This increases blood flow and oxygenation in the target area, which helps to reduce inflammation and pain.
The therapist will use a device that emits low-level laser light during the session. This light is painless and does not cause any side effects.
Phototherapy can be used as a standalone resolution or in conjunction with other therapies, such as bioenergetics therapy. However, it should not be used to replace medical treatments prescribed by your doctor.
LifeWave patches for neck pain and stiffness
LifeWave patches are worn on the body to help reduce pain and inflammation and improve overall health. In addition, they use specific frequencies to stimulate healing in your body, which can be helpful for people who suffer from chronic conditions or injuries that cause pain and stiffness.
The therapy, which is based on the idea that nerve stimulation can assist in restoring balance in cells that are out of sync or have been damaged, works by sending signals through the band placed on your skin. This helps to promote healing and reduce pain and inflammation.
LifeWave patches can also be used to:
- Enhance sleep
- Reduce stress
- Boost energy levels
- Detoxify the body
- Boost antiaging processes
Bioresonance for neck pain and stiffness
Bioresonance therapy is a form of energy medicine that uses specific frequencies to stimulate healing in your body.
Bioresonance is a type of biofeedback that employs the principle that damaged cells or organs produce altered electromagnetic radiation resulting from DNA damage.
The technique works by sending electrical impulses through the electrodes applied to your skin, which causes out-of-balance or harmed cells to be activated. This helps to promote healing and reduce pain and inflammation.
Bioresonance is also used to diagnose illnesses by detecting changes in the frequency of cells or organs.
It is a safe and effective method that has been shown to help various conditions such as
- Arthritis (both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
- Stomach pain
In addition to improving symptoms of these conditions, it can also be used as a preventative measure.
How to prevent neck pain and stiffness
There are many ways that you can prevent neck pain and stiffness, including:
- Maintaining good posture
- Performing regular stretching exercises
- Eating a healthy diet
- Drinking plenty of water
- Staying active
- Avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
- Using cold or hot packs to help relieve pain and inflammation
Neck pain and stiffness can be caused by several factors, including poor posture, injury, or overuse of the neck muscles. It is important to see your doctor if you experience any neck problems associated with headaches, dizziness, nausea, or numbness in the arms. If these symptoms persist for more than two weeks, make sure you seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms associated with neck pain and stiffness can be reduced with therapies. They are safe and effective methods that have been shown to help various conditions such as arthritis (both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), fibromyalgia, cancer, and stomach pain.
In addition to improving symptoms of these conditions, therapies can also be used as a preventative measure.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, book a consultation with us today so that we can come up with an effective treatment plan for you.