Stiffness And Tightness In The Neck | Healthworks Chiropractic | Neck Pain While Driving

Today at Healthworks Chiropractic in Franklin in Murfreesboro Tennessee. I want to talk to you about stiffness and tightness in the neck and some of the reasons why you may be experiencing this stiffness and tightness in the neck. A lot of reasons for this can be. You know our posture throughout the day. You know there’s several several reasons why you can. Beginning this stiffness and tightness in the neck. And I want to go over a few of those and the first one is when you’re driving. So. So driving a lot of the time people lean to one side or you know they had their heads kind of protruded forward which it can create a lot of tension in a lot of strength and the muscles on the back portion of your head. So if you’re getting some stiffness and tightness in the back of your neck it could be potentially by looking at your habits while you’re driving in your posture. You know we can of course change some of these things to alleviate the stiffness and tightness in the neck. And one of the things that I like to do is I like to make sure that I keep a nice straight neck or necessarily a double LIKE A Double Chin In a sense. But it is imperative to alleviate this stiffness and tightness in the neck that you just keep your head kind of back against the headdress not letting the head travel to too far out or too far back to where you’re jamming the neck.

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So keeping in a nice comfortable position where the ear is over kind of the shoulder is the ideal position while you’re driving. Now that of course comes and being in that car that’s comfortable for you and not too small or compact so you kind of have to crunch and Hunter while you’re driving. So if you’re a car person like myself and like many at Healthworks chiropractic you know find a car that fits right for you. And you know if you feel yourself kind of leaning to one side and you know kind of auto correct yourself always be aware of your posture and how you’re standing because that directly relates to your habits. And you know if you’re having some some pain so that can all that all correlates because it’s your body. And you know you can’t instantly change your body. Some things can get looser some things get tighter. But we’re always kind of chasing after that balance. It’s a balance like anything else in life is you know making sure things that are on the outside reflect what’s kind of going on on the inside and there’s proper positions for your body. And we want to stay in those optimal positions to alleviate stiffness and tightness in the neck and the cervical spine in the neck. You know it’s comprised of basically seven vertebrae and you know these vertebrae in the muscles surrounding them they’re going to help the rotator or head side to side looking over our shoulders while we’re driving bending our heads side to side looking looking down at if you’re feeling restricted in one of these areas especially while you’re driving or you’re just getting general stiffness and tightness in the neck. Then it starts to look at you know some of the things that you’re doing throughout the day.

And one of them is driving people’s feeling a lot of time in cars you know driving is one of those things that you have to do it. So we want to make sure that we’re in a proper position when we do do it. So keep a nice neutral spine while you’re driving. You know just keeping all the muscles in your shoulders your trapezius muscles. People have a tendency when they drive to kind of shrug off especially if they have have some some anger driving in a stressful situation you know their their shoulders will raise up stress has a lot to do with that as well if you’re in a very stressful situation or are stuck in traffic you know your shoulders are going up towards your ears and you’re creating a lot of tension which could potentially cause that stiffness and tightness in the neck. And one of the ways to alleviate this is to bring you a little shoulder roll and bring your shoulders down and back like you’re trying to bring that bony area your scapula a little wing portion of your shoulder blade. Try to bring that down and back into your pocket. So we like to visualize these things to help us so that we’re driving and we can stay in a neutral position and help to alleviate this pain. And one of the things that you can do is just come see us at Healthworks chiropractic and we can help to alleviate this pain and correct these imbalances in your body to make sure that we have structural integrity in the body.

And when you have the structural integrity Taggerty it’s going to go a long long way and it’s going to make you feel a lot better if you have it too. And we do that by regular adjustments. You know we like to do a very thorough evaluation here at Healthworks chiropractic and Franklin and in Murfreesboro Tennessee. And one of the ways in which we do that is we do a very thorough examination where we take x rays do a few tests neurological tests for getting it if there’s any shooting pain down the armory anything associated with the stiffness and tightness in the neck. You know we look at these underlying causes you know because symptoms you know they don’t always show the whole story of what’s going on especially when it comes to the neck and especially when you’re getting stiffness and tightness in the neck. So will help to alleviate these things and did you feeling better and functioning better for the long term here at Healthworks chiropractics or come see us today. We have two locations we have one location which is located in Franklin Tennessee which the phone number for that Franklin Tennessee office is 6 1 5 7 9 1 9 9 1 7 and it’s located at 2 8 4 seaboards Lane in Suite a 100 in Franklin Tennessee. And we have another office in Murfreesboro Tennessee. That office is located at nine to five South Church Street and suite a 200 in Murfreesboro Tennessee. And the phone number for that office is 6 1 5 8 6 7 1 1 4 4.

If you’re getting Stephanus and tightness in the neck and you just can’t find a reason for it you think maybe in time that you’re spinning your car could be potentially you know creating more problems you know give us a call that will be more than happy to help you out at Healthworks Cataphract if it makes you look at these things together and figure out the best course of treatment for you. You know driving can be it can be a stressful situation and it can be. We don’t want to be one that’s debilitating to you know cars have different shapes and sizes just like people so we want to make sure that if you’re if your job is to drive your truck driver or a businessman salesperson that has to be in their car a whole lot. We’re here to look at why the rhyme and reason of your structure and why you’re doing the stiffness and tightness in the neck in the first place and help to alleviate it. And we feel like we can do that. Health Works chiropractic so give us a call a day. Franklin Tennessee office 6 1 5 7 9 1 9 9 1 7 and our Murfreesboro Tennessee office 6 1 5 8 6 7 1 1 4 4. If you’re getting stiffness and tightness in the neck. Come see us that health works chiropractics day to get better and to stay better for the long term. We can do that at Healthworks chiropractic.