Tips to Get Rid of Neck and Back Pain

As we start to advance in age, we might start to feel a little more tension in our back and our neck do to the activities we engage in every day. It could be your work that’s putting the most wear and tear on your neck and back, or it could be that cage fighting career you’ve been training for that has you in pain and discomfort.

At O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic we’d like to go over a few ways that you can reduce and manage your neck and back pain. 

Work Out with Your Neck and Back in Mind

When we hit the gym we usually think about working chest, biceps, and maybe we’ll work in the occasional leg day. It’s crucially important for you to work out your neck and your back. Both areas of the body are made of muscle, muscle that can help support your neck and spine. After you start strengthening your back you’ll notice less pain and you’ll also notice a strengthened core.

Stretch it Out

Incorporating yoga into your routine will pay off in dividends. Work and play will get your body tense, there’s no doubt about it. Yoga or a rigorous stretch routine is the perfect antidote to daily pain and tension in the neck and back. 

Visit Your Local Chiropractor

If you have pain that persists in the face of your workout and stretch routine, contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today. We have a long track record of keeping our patients healthy and well.

When is it a Good Time to Visit the Chiropractor?

One common misconception about chiropractic treatments is that they’re only needed when one experienced a back injury. This idea couldn’t be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, there are a number of occasions when it is appropriate to seek chiropractic care.

Below are a few instances where chiropractic treatments may come through in the clutch for you!

Joint Pain

If you’re experiencing pain in your joints, chiropractic treatment can help. Chiropractic adjustments are designed to recalibrate the body, including your joints, which suffer wear and tear from everyday activity. 


If you’re experiencing headaches, chiropractic adjustments might be able to help. Chiropractic adjustments clear up the communication channels between the brain and the body. Many headaches come as a symptom of neck tension, which can also be alleviated with chiropractic treatment. 


If you’re feeling tired all the time, chiropractic treatments have been shown to help. Not only will chiropractic adjustments help you achieve more restful sleep, but they’ve also been shown to re-energize patients as their body’s function at optimum capacity.

If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic treatments can help you, contact O’Connor Family Wellness today to schedule your consultation.

End of Summer Wellness Checklist

As summer comes to a close, it’s important to take stock of how you’re doing and whether or not you’re adhering to your wellness plan for 2019. Below, O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic provides a checklist in order for you to see how you’ve stacked up to your summer wellness goals.

1.) How Active Were You?

Did you take part in a 5k, a 10k, or even a half or full marathon? Did you get a predetermined amount of miles in swimming over the summer? Hopefully, you also challenged yourself to do something new, like rock climbing. 

2.) Where Did You Fall Short?

None of us are perfect, so, naturally, we likely fell short in one or more areas of our wellness plan. Diet is a common area where many of us slack off in and fail to hold ourselves accountable for, for instance.

3.) What Improvements Do You Plan to Make?

As the summer comes to a close, it’s important to regroup and maintain motivation and discipline to finish out 2019 strong. Contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic to learn how chiropractic adjustments can help you achieve your wellness goals.