Archives for August 2016

Your Neck Pain


Though very common, neck pain is not normal. Whether due to injury, a vehicle accident, or misalignment of the spine, the body reacts by immobilizing the area under stress. For those with neck pain, this may result in muscle spasms and stiffness. Yet, there is hope. Using a holistic three-prong approach, Houston Health & Wellness combines chiropractic care, physical therapy, and nutrition to put patients on the right path to a pain free life.

Chiropractic care begins with careful review and consideration of a patient’s health history, including medications taken and lifestyle. In addition, a complete physical examination and x-rays are taken. For patients experiencing neck pain, Chiropractic adjustments, or manipulation, involve realigning the vertebrae in the cervical region. This restores movement and function, which leads to less pain. Often, physical therapy is used along with chiropractic care. This may include specific stretches to improve range of motion, or targeted exercises to increase neck strength. Muscles play a major role in maintaining the integrity of the lumbar and cervical spine. This is why chiropractic and physical therapy work hand-in-hand. Even so, a major component that eases neck pain long-term is nutrition.

Can Proper Nutrition Ease Neck Pain?

We all know that a healthy, balanced diet containing vitamins and minerals is best for overall health. Yet, the following vitamins are particularly helpful for spinal health.

Vitamin A: Helping promote the formation of bone, Vitamin A can be found in beef, calf and chicken livers, dairy, orange fruits (apricots, nectarines), and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and spinach.

Vitamin B12: Known for promoting healthy bone marrow, Vitamin B12 is found in liver, fish, red meats, eggs, yogurt and cheese.

Vitamin C: Rich in collagen, which encourages tissue growth needed to support bones, Vitamin C is in fruits (strawberries, kiwi, citrus), and broccoli, spinach, and potatoes.

Vitamin D: Improving the absorption of Calcium, Vitamin D is found in egg yolks, fish oil, and milk products.

Vitamin K: Helping the body use Calcium properly, Vitamin K is found in pork, green leafy vegetables such as kale and broccoli, and some dairy products.

Taking The First Step

If you are suffering from neck pain, the medical specialists at Houston, Health & Wellness want to help you take the first step to a pain-free life. Call today to schedule your consultation. It’s time for you to take control of your health.

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