Here at the Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic, North London, we are seeing increasing numbers of patients complaining of neck pain in the morning.
This could be due to a number of factors, for example your mattress may need replacing or a change of pillow may work for you.
By simply changing to a specific cervical pillow you may resolve the problem because most people sleep with a pillow that is too soft and doesn’t offer the correct neck support. This lack of support means the neck muscles have to work all night in supporting the spine when they should be relaxing.
The size and type of pillow that is best for you depends on your build and your sleeping position. Generally the best way to sleep is on your side or on your back.
Sleeping on your side – a larger pillow or two smaller pillows should be used to fill the gap between the tip of the shoulder and the neck. Also a larger standard foam or memory foam pillow contoured to the shape of head and neck may be a good idea.
Sleeping on your back – a smaller regular or contoured (cervical) standard or memory foam pillow is advisable.
We tell everyone not to sleep on their fronts! That’s because sleeping on your stomach requires you to keep your head turned to the side in order to breathe. This can cause muscle strain all night!
If your problem is longstanding or is getting worse, there’s a good chance that you may need to attend a chiropractic clinic such as ours for treatment.
Be reassured that many people also suffer from this too – they feel fine when they go to bed at night but wake up in pain. We can help alleviate the pain and as part of our holistic approach to treatment, offer advice on what type of pillow to use too.
Experienced chiropractors can help restore the neck and spine to function as best it can. This may be done through spinal adjustments which help restore mobility.
When it comes to helpful advice on such matters chiropractors can often help. If you are in North London in areas in and around Muswell Hill, such as Highgate, Archway, Stroud Green, Finchley, Crouch End, Wood Green, Southgate, Tottenham or beyond, feel free to contact Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic and we can advise you on your morning neck pain – or other muscle or joint pains you may have!
Dylan Paydar at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic
Committed to helping the health and well-being of people in North London
Including Muswell Hill, Finchley, Highgate and Southgate