tips for dealing with neck pain
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Neck pain can be simply unbearable at times. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, sit and do just about anything comfortably. I know this because I had dealt with it for nearly two years before I found any relief. It was not until I began going to a chiropractor that I found that life did not have to be so painful. The chiropractor made regular adjustments each week and helped me learn what I could do to make myself more comfortable. I have included everything that my chiropractor taught me on my website to help others going through the same struggles as I did.


tips for dealing with neck pain

3 Reasons Why Moms Of Infants And Toddlers Need Chiropractic Care

Vicki Jones

Being a mom is rewarding and fun, but it's also physically demanding. Even if you eat well and exercise regularly, you may still experience joint pain and sore muscles from time to time. Some mothers develop more serious problems, such as herniated discs and cervical stenosis, from caring for their little ones.

Whether you're a mom of multiples or you're raising an only child, your aching body may be connected to one, or all, of the situations listed below.

Complicated Delivery

Before you checked into the hospital with your carefully-packed suitcase, you may have had a specific idea of how you anticipated that labor and delivery would go. Unfortunately, some moms experience complications during the delivery, and it can take a long time to heal without postpartum care.

A tailbone injury, also referred to as a coccyx injury, is one example of something that can go wrong during childbirth. If your tailbone is injured, you may experience various symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Tingling or numbness in the nerves around the affected area

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat some coccyx injuries. You may want to pair your chiropractic care with physical therapy sessions, if your doctor thinks that will help. 

Heavy Lifting

Do you ever find it difficult to buckle your child into the car seat? You use numerous muscles when you place your little one in an infant carrier or booster seat, but there are things you can do to make the process easier on yourself. Next time you leave the house, try some of these tips:

  • Encourage your toddler to climb into the car and sit on the seat without assistance so that you can avoid as much bending and lifting as possible
  • Place the car seat near a door so that you do not have to hunch down in the vehicle as you secure the safety harness
  • Place toys and snacks within your child's reach so that you do not have to contour your body in unusual positions as you distribute the items 

If your back feels like it's on fire or your neck is stiff each time you put your little ones in the car, a chiropractor can help. A chiropractic specialist can perform a spinal adjustment, if necessary, and also teach you helpful neck and back stretches that will reduce the chance of injury during your outings.

Frequent Cleaning

Toddlers are tiny tornadoes that strew granola bar wrappers, blocks, and puzzle pieces wherever they go. As you chase after your child with the vacuum or broom, you may notice that your neck begins to ache or your back feels like it's out of whack. Frequently bending down to pick up toys by hand may also cause back pain.

Obviously you can't just stop cleaning your house, so it's important to schedule a chiropractic consultation if you notice that it's becoming difficult to clean up after your little one.

Chiropractors understand the physical demands that child-rearing places on the body. If you're feeling a bit sore or just want to schedule a preventative visit, contact a compassionate, experienced chiropractic specialist to learn whether spinal adjustments are right for you.