Neck pain is a common problem that most of us will experience at some point in our lives. Traditional treatments, such as medication and physical therapy, can be helpful, but they often don’t provide lasting relief. In recent years, a new approach to treating neck pain has emerged: microcurrent therapy. This article will explore the benefits of microcurrent therapy and how it can help your chronic or acute neck pain.
What Causes Neck Pain?
As the title suggests, neck pain is an age-old problem. It’s safe to say that even the earliest humans experienced neck pain. But these days, a significant contributor to a sore and aching neck is rooted in our dependence on technology.
As our lives become increasingly digital, more and more of us are finding ourselves hunched over our devices for hours at a time. Unfortunately, this poor posture can lead to a condition known as “text neck.” Text neck is caused by the strain placed on your neck and spine when your head is tilted forward for extended periods. This strain can lead to several problems, including headaches, neck pain, and even permanent damage to the spine.
In addition, text neck can also cause tension headaches, migraines, and TMJ disorders. Maintaining good posture while using devices is essential to avoid these problems. The best way to do this is to keep your device at eye level so that your head does not have to be tilted forward. In addition, take breaks every 20 minutes to stretch and move around. By adopting these simple precautions, you can help to avoid the pain and discomfort of text neck.
Please review the graphic below to understand how poor posture can contribute to “text neck.”
Other common causes of neck pain include:
- Poor sleeping posture
- Carrying heavy shoulder bags
- Grinding your teeth
- Injury or trauma around the neck
- Activities that force you to crane your neck
No matter the cause of your sore neck, there are several natural solutions you can try (including microcurrent therapy for neck pain). We’ll introduce those next.
Natural Treatments for Neck Pain
One of the most effective natural treatments for neck pain is acupuncture. This ancient Chinese practice involves using thin needles to stimulate pressure points in the body. Studies have shown that acupuncture can effectively relieve pain, improve range of motion, and reduce inflammation. If needles give you the creeps, don’t worry – you can try non-invasive electroacupuncture with microcurrent therapy. Another promising treatment is massage therapy. Massage can help to loosen tight muscles, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation. In addition, regular gentle exercise, stretching, and good posture can all help to prevent and reduce neck pain.
Please review the graphic below for seven neck stretches that can help relieve tightness and pain.
If you’ve already tried all that and more, it’s time to bring out the big guns… microcurrent therapy. Next, we’ll explain how this non-invasive treatment resolves your sore neck by reducing inflammation, speeding up the healing process, increasing blood flow, and more!
Microcurrent therapy for Neck Pain: How it Works
Microcurrent therapy is a treatment method that has grown in popularity for neck pain in recent years. Unlike traditional electrical stimulation, microcurrent therapy uses gentle yet powerful electrical currents that are not perceptible to you. This approach to healing is effective for treating various conditions, including non-healing wounds, and is even FDA-approved for chronic pain.
One of the significant benefits of microcurrent therapy is that it can help to speed up the healing process by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. This is because our bodies have a natural electrical current that helps cells to communicate. When there is an injury or disease, the electrical currents are disrupted. Microcurrent therapy can restore the electromagnetic field within your body, which helps the cells to function correctly again. This, in turn, speeds up healing.
Another benefit of microcurrent therapy is that it is non-invasive and requires no recovery time. The electrodes (or attachment) are placed on the skin over the affected area, and the treatment can be done in a few minutes. This makes it an ideal option if you’re looking for a fast and convenient way to treat their condition.
Dr. Rob Vanbergen’s favorite microcurrent protocol for neck pain is by far the Little Wings Protocol. Please watch the short training video below to learn how to apply this simple protocol to your routine.
Research Spotlight: Microcurrent for Neck Pain
We understand that you are the type of person who does their research before embarking on a new health-altering habit. That’s why you’re here! To help you better decide whether microcurrent therapy is the ideal treatment for your neck pain, we thought sharing some exciting research on the topic would be helpful!
- In one study, patients who received microcurrent therapy experienced a significant reduction in pain after just one treatment.
- Another study found that microcurrent therapy was more effective than medication in reducing neck pain. The patients who received microcurrent therapy also had less need for pain medication and could return to their everyday life sooner.
Microcurrent: The Natural Answer to Neck Pain
If you are suffering from neck pain, microcurrent therapy may be a treatment option worth considering. This therapy is safe, effective, and has no side effects. It is also relatively inexpensive and can be done in the comfort of your own home. If you are looking for an alternative to traditional treatments for neck pain, you may have just found the answer you’ve been searching for. Reach out to our team of talented Microcurrent Specialists today to get started!
Microcurrent therapy: a novel treatment method for chronic low back myofascial pain – ScienceDirect
Microcurrent Point Stimulation Applied to Lower Back Acupuncture Points for the Treatment of Nonspecific Neck Pain – PMC (nih.gov)