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“What a pain in the neck!”

“What a pain in the neck!” This statement can be used to describe a lot of things and situations but today we are going to talk about actual neck pain. Your neck does not get enough credit for all the hard work it does during the day. Your neck has a very tough job. It holds up your head, which weighs about as much as a bowling ball, all day long! The structure of the neck is quite amazing as well, it is made up of 7 cervical bones or vertebrae, various muscles, nerves, blood vessels and lymph glands that all have to work together. When everything is going well you have the ability to rotate a 180 degrees to check your surroundings, all while holding up that bowling ball head! Think of the last time you had a crick in your neck, life was probably a lot more challenging and painful. We at Universal Chiropractic think your neck deserves some tender, loving care for all the hard work it does on a daily basis. That is why we carry M2 Cervipedic Neck relief support and the Body-Med Cervical Traction Collar.

The M2 Neck Relief Support is an orthopedic device that can be used to help realign neck posture and relieve pressure on the muscles, bones and joints of the neck. It has a patented shape that promotes and supports the natural curve of the cervical spine and it is easily adjusted to help you get the best support for your neck. The M2 Cervipedic neck support can also be used while sleeping when put it “Gentle Mode”! This neck support has been clinically shown to help reduce and relieve muscle tension and stiffness, muscle spasms, headache, and neck and shoulder pain. It has also been shown to relieve to pain and symptoms associated with herniated and degenerated discs and nerve impingement in the neck. The M2 Neck Relief Support is a great way to give your neck a chance to rest and reset after a long day of work or play.

Let me channel my inner television infomercial host for second here and say “but wait, there’s more!” At Universal Chiropractic you can also get the Body-Med Cervical Traction collar is an easy to use inflatable traction collar that provides gentle traction or stretching. The type of gentle, cervical traction that the Body-Med Cervical Traction collar provides has been shown to be effective at relieving pain in the neck and reducing muscle tension, muscle pain and spasms in the neck. Research has found that the Body-Med Cervical Traction collar has also been found to decrease neck pain, nerve impingement and muscle tension more effectively when used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. This collar is soft and durable, is easy to use and can be taken anywhere. This collar is very useful for those that travel a lot and have neck pain.

Taking care of your neck is more than just your regular adjustment. It is also doing the small things between visits and after a long day of work, travel or play. Things like using the M2 Cervipedic support to restore normal alignment, or using the Body-Med Cervical traction collar to relieve pressure on your discs and nerves. These two orthopedic devices can be used while you relax at home, when watching TV or while you read that new book. They are simple to use and give you a lot of bang for your buck. If you’d like to learn more about either of these two items talk to your chiropractor or you can call our office at 716-822-BACK (2225) or visit our website, www.drzwny.com. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to feel better and enjoy life more!

Article written by:

Dr. Marshall Dornink