Our neck consists of delicate and highly mobile vertebrae to allow smooth and coordinated range of movements. The joints can get injured when the quality and posture of our sleeps are compromised. Two of the most common issues with sleep related neck pain are:
Poor sleeping position or poorly supporting pillow can cause additional stress and pressure on our delicate neck joints. This could result in compression and locking of the neck joints.
Sleeping on our stomach is the most common culprit and is highly discouraged.
A good supporting pillow is also important in distributing even pressure on our neck. We would encourage using a contoured pillow with adequate height to help support your neck during your sleep.
Sleep is an important resting and recovery process. Lack of quality sleeps can trigger the sympathetic nervous system and stress response. As we’ve touched on before, the sympathetic nervous system, when activated for the long term, can cause a myriad of issues on our body system. When it comes to our spinal system, long-term sympathetic dominance can cause tight muscles and stiff joints.
Some common conditions our chiropractor treats are low back pain, neck pain, headache, sporting injuries, postural issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, jaw pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and foot pain.
Private health insurance rebates are available at Spearwood Chiropractic. The amount of coverage varies so please refer to your insurer for your level of rebate.
Located at 12/83 Mell Road, Spearwood Chiropractic also services the surrounding suburbs of Coogee, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Beeliar, Success, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Munster and Yangebup. To book an appointment, call us now on 0481342837 or enquire further on www.spearwoodchiropractic.com.au