One of the most common complaints we receive at Axcess Accident Center is neck pain after sleeping. If you constantly wake up with a sore, stiff neck, one (or all) of the following could be the source of your neck pain:
Sleeping Position - Sleeping on your stomach is one of the worst things you can do for your spine. When you lay on your stomach, your spine curves inward and your neck is turned at an angle, compressing your nerves and muscles. This leads to stiffness and pain in your neck and back, especially if your frequently sleep this way. While it is often difficult to change sleeping positions, the Spanish Fork chiropractor experts at Axcess Accident Center recommend sleeping on your back or side as these positions support your spine.
Pillow - A pillow that is too stiff or too high puts your neck at an upwards angle which can cause you to wake up with stiffness. A pillow that is too thin, on the other hand, will place your neck in a downwards angle. Consider a memory foam or feather pillow as those easily conform to the shape of your head and neck. Choosing a soft pillow for your head and a small rounded pillow to go under your neck is even better.
Stiff/Weak Muscles - If you still experience neck pain and stiffness even after changing sleep positions and using quality pillows, there could be underlying muscle weakness that is causing your pain. At Axcess Accident Center, we offer neck pain treatment in Spanish Fork that can both cure and prevent sleep related neck pain. Chiropractic care can help relieve tight, stiff muscles. Our professional chiropractic experts can also teach you neck strengthening exercises that will help you prevent sleep related stiffness.
Axcess Accident Center is your trusted Spanish Fork chiropractor for all neck pain treatment. During your consultation, our chiropractors will assess your injury and ask you questions about your sleep hygiene and daily activities. After making an assessment of your injury, the chiropractor will perform chiropractic manipulations and soft tissue massage to relieve your pain. Your chiropractor will then give you exercises to perform to improve strength and flexibility in your neck for a better night’s sleep. To learn more about neck pain treatment in Spanish Fork, feel free to contact us today.