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Seattle Chiropractor, Chiropractic care, neck pain, neck adjustment

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If you tilt your head to the right or left, you probably hear some popping in your neck. Gases being released cause these popping sounds, which are totally natural. But you should keep your neck selfcare to tilting.

In today’s blog, I’m going to share why you should let the professionals take care of your neck issues – especially chiropractor at Lake Union Wellness.

Although that popping of your neck can be satisfying because it relieves built up pressure, if you do it incorrectly you could cause more pain and damage to the surrounding nerves, muscles, and tissues.

The joints in our neck called facet joints, like to move in a specific direction, if you move them in the incorrect direction or too forcefully you could cause damage to the nerves, ligaments and muscles near the surrounding joint causing strain and creating more pain, restricted movement and damage to the area.

Cracking your own neck in the incorrect manner could also lead to joint ligament damage, creating hypermobility of the joints, leading to issues later in life.

If you attempt to adjust your neck, you could cause postural strain and misalignment can cause added pressure and tension in your neck and back. Chiropractors can help alleviate this tension and pressure in a safe manner by adjusting the spinal alignment.

It’s always best to get checked by a professional because there could be underlying problems that are adding to the neck discomfort and pain.

Chiropractors at Lake Union Wellness can also recommend lifestyle changes, stretches and exercises to help decrease structural and postural misalignment and stress.

Schedule an appointment today to get on the road to better health!

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