Neck Pain

Neck pain can be so mild that it is merely annoying and distracting; or it can be so severe that it is unbearable and incapacitating.

Most instances of neck pain (and stiffness) are minor and commonly caused by something you did. That is, if you keep your head in an awkward position for too long the joints in your neck can "lock" and the neck muscles can become painfully fatigued. A pain in the neck is the price you pay for carelessness in how you position your head and neck (say, while working, watching TV, using a computer, reading a book, or talking on the phone with the receiver held against your shoulder and under your chin).

You may be one of the many unfortunates who has "harmlessly" fallen asleep in a chair or in bed with your head propped up, only to awake with a stiff and painful neck. Fortunately, most minor, posture-induced neck pain episodes clear up on their own and can be prevented by avoiding the offending stresses on the neck.

But neck pain that just won't go away after a day or so is a more serious matter.

Neck pain that lasts for many days or keeps coming back is a signal that something isn't right. Examination, diagnosis and treatment by Dr. Douglas may quickly relieve your pain.

Dr. Bryan Douglas is a chiropractor treating conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and disc injuries in Emporia.
Dr. Bryan Douglas is licensed as a chiropractor in the State of Kansas.

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